Aspiring and published writers are welcome! We meet the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Selma Public Library, 301 N Pollock Street in Selma. Retired educator Gary Ridout has facilitated the group since 2014. We have guest speakers, offer craft talks and network. Pine Level writer Cindy Brookshire organizes open mics, story-telling sessions and seasonal classes. Our published members include Hope Dougherty and Evelyn Wool, who also serve on the board of the Johnston County Arts Council. Members have participated in activities such as the Downtown Smithfield Wine Walk and JOCO Reads. We encourage members to join and use the outstanding resources of the North Carolina Writers Network (www.ncwriters.org). Thanks to a grassroots grant and support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, we are hosting our first one-day writers conference April 6, 2019 in Selma.
Hope Toler Dougherty is the author of three Christian romance novels, including "Irish Encounter." Hope's book talk is the second in the series of conversations with authors in a new writing initiative on the campus of Johnston Community College in Smithfield. It's called #WOW - World of Words. Students and the community at large, including members of the Johnston County Writers Group, are welcome to attend.
Have you set writing goals for 2019 that you haven’t been able to reach in the past? "The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" by Julia Cameron uses a group approach to help you recover a sense of power, strength, faith and more. Learn to use the Basic Tools – Morning Pages and the Artist Date – and more. The class is FREE. Attend all 12 meetings, Fridays, Jan. 25 - Apr 12, or drop in when you can. Purchase Cameron's book on Amazon.com.
Fourth Friday Open Mic in Uptown Selma is held in the storefront Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum. Tell a story, read a poem, play a musical instrument. Modest door prizes from the green grab bag to those brave enough to perform. Hungry? Hula Girl Cafe is nearby. Join us!
Marina DelVecchio is the third author in the #WOW World of Words Writing Initiative’s Spring Writer’s Series at Johnston Community College.
She has established a strong online presence via her writing on empowering girls and women through education, positive female role models, and writing as an act of resistance.
DelVecchio is the author of “Dear Jane,” a coming of age and semi-autobiographical novel about family, loss, forgiveness, and the power of a good book. The main character discovers Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” at age 13 and it saves her life.
The community, including members of the Johnston County Writers Group and any other local writers and readers are welcome to attend.www.marinadelvecchio.com