Layton Gets Honor
Ken Layton, of Carthage, received an honorable mention in the Ellen T. Johnston-Hale light verse competition with his poem, "The Greatest."
Layton is a frequent contributor to The Pilot's limerick contest.
The competition is sponsored by the Poetry Council of North Carolina, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded in 1949 to promote poetry through annual contests.
Winners read their poems at Poetry Day, held Saturday, Oct. 4, at Catawba College in Salisbury. The poems appear in the anthology, " Bay Leaves." This year's poetry contests yielded 33 awards, with winners representing 20 North Carolina cities, as well as one South Carolina city and one Virginia city.
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.
Sessions will be at the Emmanuel Youth House, 385 E Indiana in Southern Pines.
- Orientation -- 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.
- Tutor Training -- from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 29, Nov. 5,12, and 19.
Donations will be accepted to defray the cost of materials.
Registrations may be made by calling (910) 692-5954.
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