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  Our sixth annual Pamlico Writers' Conference will take place at the Turnage Theatre, Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th, 2018, Shape Shifting Your Writing: Transforming Your Writing for Other Successful Markets. Our keynote speaker, North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson, will introduce the first Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. 

Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate

   The Pamlico Writers' Group and Arts of the Pamlico are excited to come together for this historic new year. Not since the inception of our annual conference has the Pamlico Writers' felt so envisioned. On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 7 pm at the Turnage Theatre, we will announce the very first Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. Five finalists will compete onstage for the privilege of representing Eastern North Carolina as ambassador of poetry. The last date to sign up to be considered for the Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate is December 15th, 2017. 

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The Pamlico Writers' Group of Washington, North Carolina, is pleased to announce its first ever search for the Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate to represent Eastern North Carolina. If you are interested in this position, click on this link: Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate.

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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.

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Heather Bell Adams

Winner of the James Still Fiction Prize, Heather Bell Adams is originally from Hendersonville, NC and now lives in Raleigh, where she practices law. Her short fiction appears in the Thomas Wolfe Review, Clapboard House, Broad River Review, Gravel, The Bluestone Review, Pembroke Magazine, Southern Writers Magazine, First Stop Fiction, Deep South Magazine, and elsewhere. This is her first novel.

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A novel about two women: Sadie Caswell, whose son dies shortly before his wedding and Tinly Green, the young stranger who shows up claiming she's pregnant with his child.

  After Sadie Caswell’s son, Mark, is gone, she doesn’t have much use for other people. The last person she wants to see is Tinley Greene, who shows up claiming she’s pregnant with Mark’s baby. Sadie knows Tinley must be lying because Mark never would’ve betrayed his fiancĂ©. So she refuses to help and she doesn’t breathe a word about Tinley’s visit to anybody, including her husband. But in a small, southern town like Garnet, nothing stays secret for long. Once Sadie starts piecing together what happened to Mark, she discovers she was wrong about Tinley. And when her husband is rushed to the hospital, Sadie must hurry to undo her mistake before he runs out of time to meet their grandchild.

“It is a special pleasure to welcome this novel of kinship, loss, and love, set in the mountains of North Carolina. Heather Adams is an exciting new voice in Appalachian fiction.” Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek and Chasing the North Star

“Maranatha Road is an ode to beauty and suffering, grief and hope in a small mountain town. Within its pages, Heather Bell Adams brings to vivid life two strong, Southern women, at odds yet bound by love’s saving grace. I’ll be thinking of Sadie and Tinley for a long time to come, and waiting eagerly for more to read from this gifted new writer.” Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot and Long Man

“In prose as pure and clear and resonant as a mountain ballad, Adams takes us directly into the hearts of her characters.” Kim Church, author of Byrd

  Short stories based on MARANATHA ROAD appear in Pembroke MagazineSouthern Writers MagazineHermeneutic Chaos, and The Bluestone Review, and were selected as finalists for the Reynolds Price Fiction Prize, Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Prize, Touring Theatre of North Carolina Short Story Contest, Southern Literary Contest, and North Carolina State University Fiction Prize. The manuscript won the Knoxville Writers’ Guild contest.

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High School Scholarship Fund

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

Scholarship Fund Donations

Collected: $630.00
Goal: $1,000.00
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.

Poet Laureate Fund Donation

Collected: $475.94
Goal: $2,000.00
The Poet Laureate Fund is to help finance our search for our first-ever Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate who will be named on February 3, 2018

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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Local Business Helps With High School Anthology

Beverly Horvath, in an effort to promote education through the arts, has agreed to film the winners of the Pamlico Writers' Group Middle and High School anthology contest. The film will be in a youtub format of the students preforming their work. This will be place on youtub and the Pamlico Writers' Group website.

Mrs. Horvath, is a professional videographer and film editor who's love for students and the arts has made this possible. We would like to thank her for supporting the students and the Pamlico Writers' Group.

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