Literary Notes: MCLC Plans Tutor Training
The Moore County Literacy Council offers 12-hour workshops for volunteers who would like to become adult tutors. Volunteers are required to attend orientation prior to a training session.
All sessions this fall will be at the Emmanuel Youth House, 385 E. Indiana Avenue, Southern Pines.
Orientation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Tutor training is from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 15.
Donations will be accepted to defray the cost of materials.
"Please register by the week prior to the session," says a spokesman.
Registrations may be made by phone at (910) 692-5954 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Short Story Contest
The Randolph Writers, a group of local writers sponsored by the Randolph Arts Guild, is accepting submissions for its fall short story contest.
Prose stories of 1,000 words or less are eligible. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. The contest is open to all legal residents of North Carolina, with the exception of current members of Randolph Writers and winners of last year's contest.
There are two categories for entry: adults, ages 17 and over, and youth, ages 12 to 16. The first place winner in each category will be awarded $75, second place $50, and $25 for honorable mention. Current members of the Randolph Writers will be the sole and final judges.
For full rules of participation call (336) 629-0399 or write firstname.lastname@example.org. The entry fee is $15. Multiple entries are allowed.
Winners will be announced the week of Oct. 19. The contest winners will read their work at a reception Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. in the downstairs waiting room of the Asheboro Public Library.
' N.C. Bookwatch'
Moore County resident Bernie Harberts will discuss his book, "Too Proud to Ride a Cow," with host D.G. Martin at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, on UNC-TV's "North Carolina Bookwatch."
After spending almost 5 years sailing alone around the world, Bernie Harberts arrived home a prisoner of the very independence he'd worked so hard to cultivate.
Harberts decided it was time to let people back into his life.
"Too Proud to Ride a Cow" is Harbert's account of his 3,500-mile trek across America.
An encore of the episode will air at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.
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