Featured Authors

Many books allow us to escape the cares of this world, and enter places we have never been. Today, we are featuring some of those authors and their works. Please join us as we take a trip and explore new adventures with their books.

We would like to hear your comments about this site or any suggestions you may have at: The Pamlico Writers' Group.

Marty Silverthorne

Marty Silverthorne earned degrees from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and East Carolina University.  He received the Bunn-McClelland Chapbook Award in 1985, Sam Ragan Award of Extraordinary Contributions to the Fine Arts of North Carolina in 1993, the Persephone Press Award in 1997, and won the NCPS Poet Laureate award in 2015.  He has received numerous regional arts grants from NC Arts and NC Arts Fellowship.  He has authored six chapbooks: Holy Ghosts of Whiskey, Ten Poems by Marty Silverthorne, Rewinding at 40, No Welfare No Pension Plan, Pot Liquor Promises, and Dry Skin Massiah.  His poems have also been published in NCLR, Tar River Poetry, Pembroke Magazine, and many anthologies.





"Marty Silverthorne shows us how memory and the past concretely inform each other: all that happens - the handed-down stories, the unimprisoned present - live as witnesses for the stalwarts, the listeners and the readers who stand for generations to find out and to hear what Marty Silverthorne sees and hears.  Holy Ghosts of Whiskey works like that.  The Pleasure of his words warm like good whiskey."

-Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee & North Carolina Poet Laureate (2015-2017)


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Upcoming Featured Authors

Answer The Call


The author Ernest Hemingway is credited with what’s known as flash fiction, a challenge to write a story in a set amount of words. Now the Pamlico Writers Group is extending the invitation to the public. Read more here.

Story by Vail Stewart Rumley Washington Daily News

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Please Contribute to 

High School Scholarship Fund

This fund provides our annual High School Writers Competition Cash Scholarship Awards.

Scholarship Fund Donations

Collected: $1,020.00
Goal: $1,000.00
102%
Scholarship Funds are used for Cash Scholarships for the winners of the annual High School Literary Competition.

The Pamlico Writers Group would like to say thank you to all who gave to the High School Scholarship fund. You are part of a group who are helping shape the future.

Do you ever search for the right word? Does it sometimes elude you? It does me. I struggle with vocabulary, wanting just the right word to convey a font of information.

Each month I’d like to challenge you to add to my vocabulary list as I search for just the right word.

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Writers' Workshop

June 3, 2017

Pamlico Writers' Group is pleased to announce a writer's workshop, "Soup to Nuts; Self-Publishing," on June 3rd, at The Brown Library, Washington, NC, from 10AM to 2:45PM, with Diane Taylor, CEO, Taylor Made Publishing, Inc. Advanced registration for this event will be $15 members/$20 non-members. At the door registration will be $20 members/$25 non-members.

As writers keeping up to date with the numerous changes in the publishing industry is really important. Especially if you're interested in having anyone read your work.

Have you considered self-publishing? If so, are you familiar with any of the self-publishing programs? And how do you choose the one that fits your needs? How much of the work are you willing to do yourself? Were you planning to create your own book covers? And yes, I hear a few of you out there throwing up your road blocks and saying, " But I'm not ready to publish yet, but I would like to learn more about it. Can I come too?" Of course you can. Our journey as writers evolves over time as we learn more about our craft. "Soup to Nuts; Self-Publishing" workshop offers attendees an opportunity to ask questions and interact with a dynamic and knowledgeable publishing professional. 

Let me give you a peek at some of the subjects that will be covered:

·         Manuscript preparations

·         Manuscript to print

·         Hiring an Agency

·         Industry Trends (such as Hybrid Publishing)

·         Use of Metadata

·         Amazon

·         And more...

You won't want to miss this workshop, be sure and mark your calendars for June 3rd, 10am to 2:45pm at The Brown Library, Washington, N.C. See you on June 3rd. Click Here to register.

Diane Taylor has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Morgan State University and a master's degree in technical and professional communication from East Carolina University. She authored "A Game of Faith - The Story of Negro League Baseball Player Carl Long." Self-Publishing this book was the beginning of her business venture as founder and CEO of Taylor Made Publishing, Inc.

Taylor Made Publishing is a full service book publishing company with its own imprint and a self-publishing arm. TMP specializes in helping everyday people tell extraordinary stories. TMP has assisted several celebrity clients move from manuscript to print and looks forward to having frank dialogue with new and soon to be authors.

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Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Turnage Theater


    Our critique groups meets year-round, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm, Turnage Theater in downtown Washington, NC. We will meet together before breaking out into genre groups.

    Purposely small critique group allows each person time to read a short selection of their latest work and receive constructive criticism in a caring atmosphere. We expect members to respect the boundaries of decency and propriety for the listener and the writer. We look forward to a mutual rich growth.


    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    • The Brown Library, Washington, NC

    Pamlico Writers' Group is pleased to announce a writer's workshop, "Soup to Nuts; Self-Publishing," with Diane Taylor, CEO, Taylor Made Publishing, Inc. 

    As writers being up to date with changes in the publishing industry is really important. Especially if you're interested in having anyone read it. Have you considered self-publishing? Are you familiar with the various types of self-publishing programs there are and how to choose the one that fits your needs? How much of the work are you willing to do yourself? Will you be creating your own book covers? Are there other questions you'd like to ask? And yes, I hear a few of you out there throwing up your road blocks and saying, " But I'm not ready to publish yet, but I would like to learn more about it. Can I come too?"Our journey as writers evolves over time as we learn more about our craft. "Soup to Nuts; Self-Publishing" workshop offers attendees an opportunity to ask questions and interact with a dynamic and knowledgeable publishing professional.

    Here are some of the subjects that will be covered:

         Manuscript preparations

         Manuscript to print

         Hiring an Agency

         Industry Trends (such as Hybrid Publishing)

         Use of Metadata

         Amazon

    And more...

    This is a workshop you won't want to miss, be sure and mark your calendars.

    If you've considered learning more about the option of self-publishing your work, you'll want to attend this workshop.


    Taylor Made Publishing is a full service book publishing company with its own imprint and a self-publishing arm. TMP has assisted several celebrity clients move from manuscript to print and looks forward to having frank dialogue with new and soon to be authors.

    For questions or information about this event contact - Kay Wilson via email: katiedid49@gmail.com 

Past events

17 Mar 2017 2017 Writers CONFERENCE
14 Mar 2017 General Critique Group
28 Feb 2017 General Critique Group
14 Feb 2017 General Critique Group
01 Jan 2017 2017 Writers COMPETITION
14 Nov 2016 BOOK SIGNING - A Carolina Christmas
12 Nov 2016 Marni Graff Writers Workshop
08 Nov 2016 Fiction Critique Group
08 Nov 2016 General Critique Group
03 Nov 2016 BOOK SIGNING - A Carolina Christmas
25 Oct 2016 Kay Wilson - Mini Workshop
25 Oct 2016 Fiction Critique Group
25 Oct 2016 General Critique Group
11 Oct 2016 Fiction Critique Group
11 Oct 2016 General Critique Group
27 Sep 2016 Sherri Lupton Hollister - Mini Workshop
27 Sep 2016 Fiction Critique Group
27 Sep 2016 General Critique Group
20 Sep 2016 Luncheon with author, Shane Wilson
13 Sep 2016 Evening with poet John Hoppenthaler
23 Aug 2016 Nancy Cordano Mini Workshop
16 Aug 2016 Luncheon with Publisher/CEO Diane Taylor
09 Aug 2016 General Critique Group
09 Aug 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Jul 2016 Mini Workshop and Critique Groups
12 Jul 2016 Fiction Critique Group
12 Jul 2016 General Critique Group
28 Jun 2016 General Critique Group
28 Jun 2016 Fiction Critique Group
21 Jun 2016 Luncheon with writer/poet David E. Poston
14 Jun 2016 Fiction Critique Group
14 Jun 2016 General Critique Group
24 May 2016 General Critique Group
24 May 2016 Fiction Critique Group
17 May 2016 Luncheon with writer Deborah H. Doolittle
15 May 2016 SUBMIT your works for PWG Christmas Anthology
10 May 2016 Fiction Critique Group
10 May 2016 General Critique Group
26 Apr 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Apr 2016 General Critique Group
19 Apr 2016 April's Speaker Luncheon reminder
12 Apr 2016 Fiction Critique Group
12 Apr 2016 General Critique Group
22 Mar 2016 General Critique Group
22 Mar 2016 Fiction Critique Group
18 Mar 2016 2016 Writers CONFERENCE (Vendors Only)
18 Mar 2016 2016 Writers CONFERENCE
08 Mar 2016 General Critique Group
08 Mar 2016 Fiction Critique Group
23 Feb 2016 Fiction Critique Group
23 Feb 2016 General Critique Group
16 Feb 2016 Luncheon with writer Lynn Cavanaugh-Blades
09 Feb 2016 General Critique Group
09 Feb 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Jan 2016 Fiction Critique Group
26 Jan 2016 General Critique Group
12 Jan 2016 General Critique Group
12 Jan 2016 Fiction Critique Group
22 Dec 2015 Fiction Critique Group - CANCELLED FOR CHRISTMAS
22 Dec 2015 General Critique Group - CANCELLED FOR CHRISTMAS
15 Dec 2015 Luncheon with writer Lynn Cavanaugh-Blades
08 Dec 2015 General Critique Group - SPOUSES/FRIEND INVITED TO CHRISTMAS PARTY
08 Dec 2015 Fiction Critique Group - SPOUSES/FRIEND INVITED TO CHRISTMAS PARTY
24 Nov 2015 General Critique Group CANCELLED FOR THANKSGIVING
24 Nov 2015 Fiction Critique Group CANCELLED FOR THANKSGIVING
17 Nov 2015 Luncheon with biographer of First Ladies - Annette Dunlap
10 Nov 2015 Fiction Critique Group
10 Nov 2015 General Critique Group
01 Nov 2015 2016 Writers COMPETITION
01 Nov 2015 Join NaNoWriMo - NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
27 Oct 2015 General Critique Group
27 Oct 2015 Fiction Critique Group
20 Oct 2015 Luncheon with mystery writer Marni Graff
13 Oct 2015 General Critique Group
13 Oct 2015 Fiction Critique Group
10 Oct 2015 Writers Workshop with Krisan Murphy
22 Sep 2015 Fiction Critique Group
22 Sep 2015 General Critique Group
15 Sep 2015 Luncheon with poet John Hoppenthaler
08 Sep 2015 Fiction Critique Group
08 Sep 2015 General Critique Group
25 Aug 2015 Fiction Critique Group
25 Aug 2015 General Critique Group
11 Aug 2015 Fiction Critique Group
11 Aug 2015 General Critique Group
02 Aug 2015 Fiction Critique Group
28 Apr 2015 Luncheon Meeting

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