Literary Notes: Bouser Discusses Book on 'N.C. Bookwatch'
Local author (and editor of The Pilot) Steve Bouser is D.G. Martin’s featured guest on “N.C. Bookwatch” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, with an encore at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31.
Bouser will discuss his book “Death of a Pinehurst Princess.”
The program airs on WUNC-TV.
The Writers’ Workshop is offering a 20 percent discount on summer writing classes in Charlotte, which meet at Providence Presbyterian Church and also at Museum of the New South. This offer is good until July 30. No experience is necessary to attend.
Classes meet Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.
July 30 — “Getting Published” with Laine Cunningham.
Aug. 6 — “Revising For Publication” with Karen Ackerson.
Aug. 27 — “Fiction Workshop” with Michael Smith
Sept. 17 — “Writing Your Memoirs” with Anne Barnhill.
For information on registering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (828) 254-8111. Workshop descriptions can be found at www.twwoa.org.
On Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m., members of the N.C. Poetry Society will read at McIntyre’s, Fearrington Village, halfway between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro on U.S. 15-501 South.
Widely published in academic and creative writing, former college president Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler has six poetry chapbooks out and another and a full-length collection in press. One story appears in Del Sol’s Best of 2004 Butler Prize Anthology; a novel will soon join her novella and short-story collection. She won the 2009 overall award of the San Diego City College National Writer’s Contest and Wayne State’s 2008 Pearson Award for a play on the Iraq wars.
She has traveled around the world five times, writing all the way, and works fulltime as a writer and an editor.
Bill Griffin is a family physician in Elkin. He serves on the boards of the N.C. Poetry Society and Poetry Council of N.C. and organizes the annual Foothills Favorite Poem Project in Elkin.
His first poetry collection, “Barb Quill Down” (Puddinghouse, 2004), was a finalist in the National Looking Glass Chapbook Competition.
“Changing Woman” (Main Street Rag Publication, 2006) focuses on his wife, Linda. His poems have appeared in a number of regional and national journals, and several have been set to choral arrangement by composer and conductor Mark Merritt.
Liza Sisk holds a master’s degree in English from SUNY Buffalo and a doctorate in English from the University of Wisconsin.
After teaching briefly, Sisk switched careers to Marketing Communications with Westinghouse, GE and Merck.
Since retiring, she published her first book of poems, “Condominiums, Conch Shells and Consciousness.”
More than 20 of her poems have been published in various literary magazines. She was a finalist for the NCPS’s 2005 and 2009 Poet Laureate Award and won honorable mention for other of their 2006 and 2007 poetry awards.
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