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April at Tate Street Coffee House | Richard Krawiec & Crystal Simone Smith

April 3, 2015


Today’s the official book launch for Richard Krawiec’s Women Who Loved Me Despite (Press 53), and next Saturday April 11, Women Writers of the Triad is thrilled to host Richard‘s reading over at Tate Street Coffee House (7:00-9:00p.m.) along with Crystal Simone Smith. Bios and poetry will be posted over on the event page– please make plans to join us for a wonderful reading. If […]

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Writers’ Workshop: Chapbook 101 | Putting Your Manuscript Together

December 18, 2014


SOLD OUT This January, spend a Saturday afternoon working on your chapbook or collection of poems, essays, or short stories with Richard Krawiec, Danny Krawiec, and Melissa Hassard of Jacar Press and Sable Books.

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SOLD OUT: Women’s Writing Retreat | Ocracoke in Winter

December 15, 2014

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Ocracoke in Winter Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2015 Cost: $650* (earlybird)  before January 15, 2015 after January 15, 2015, cost is $750* Space is limited, so reserve your space early. Welcome women writers of any genre, and at any level. Come and spend a weekend with SistaWRITE, featuring 2014 North Carolina Literary Hall […]

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Three Beautiful Anthologies for under $10 from Jacar Press

November 30, 2014


A wonderful way to support a local, independent press this holiday season. Three beautiful anthologies, featuring hundreds of celebrated poets- from Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson, to Macarthur Foundation Genius Awardee Thylias Moss, to National Book Award finalists Alan Shaprio, Sarah Lindsay and others.  (Plus recipes!) GET ALL THREE for under $10 When you order The […]

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ALL ABOUT BOOK COVER DESIGN with master designer Danny Krawiec

November 29, 2014


The one job your book cover has — the only job it has — is to sell your book, and in just a few seconds. There are careful considerations to be made in choosing your book’s cover design. Join us this Thursday evening to learn all you can during this FREE and informative workshop and conversation. Anyone interested in publishing or self-publishing is invited […]

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Essay Contest for H.S. Football Players on Domestic Violence

September 18, 2014


In order to bring more awareness to the issue of domestic violence within the football culture, and open up the conversation with young players, Jacar Press, a community active press, and Women Writers of the Triad are teaming up to host an essay competition for high school football players on “Why Domestic Violence is Wrong.” […]

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Letters for my Little Sister | A collection of letters

September 16, 2014


“Her little sister is so lucky,” says my 10-year-old daughter, earlier this evening, as I was explaining one of Sable Books’ latest releases to our beloved piano teacher.  As I got home, I realized I hadn’t shared it with all of you. Letters for my Little Sister began as a real letter — one that […]

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Writing for Peace

September 3, 2014


I have proudly accepted the role and honor as a member of the advisory panel for Writing for Peace.  If you are not aware of this fine organization, run by Carmel Mawle, here is their mission statement: Through education and creative writing, Writing for Peace seeks to cultivate the empathy that allows minds to open to new cultural views, to […]

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2013/2014 WWOT Events Calendar & Readings

July 19, 2014

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Originally posted on Women Writers of the Triad:
What has Al Maginnes, Jim Clark, Richard Krawiec, Howard Lemuel Craft, Celisa Steele, Sarah Lindsay, Anna Weaver, Benjamin Molini, Crystal Simone Smith, Terri Kirby Erickson, Helen Losse, and more? The fall/spring season of readings at Tate Street Coffee House. To say we’re excited is an understatement. Mark…

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Honorary Mention | Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

May 9, 2014


I am thrilled to share with you that my poem, At the End, won Honorary Mention in the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, from the North Carolina Writers’ Network.  This year’s judge was Jillian Weise.  I am humbled and honored to find myself in the company of the esteemed winning poets: Alan Michael Parker of Davidson is […]

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