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Carolinas Writers Conference
April 17 & 18, 2015

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Charlotte Writers Club

Union County Writers' Club

The North Carolina Poetry Society

The North Carolina Writers' Network

Carolinas Romance Writers

The Writers Workshop of Asheville

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      The Anson County Writers' Club fosters the art of writing in Anson County through support, awareness and recognition of all writers -- from the beginner to the published author.
     This is accomplished through regular meetings, workshops, lectures and readings; through our annual contests in prose and poetry culminating in a public awards ceremony; and through our grant program.
     The Anson County Writers' Club meets the fourth Sunday of each month (except July and December) at 3:00 p.m. in the Preston A. Burns Conference Room at the Anson County Chamber of Commerce, 107-A East Wade Street, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

2014 contests in Prose and Poetry are now taking submissions. Click HERE for more information.

Next Meeting
Sunday, October 26, 2014
3 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Program: Peace Activist Sam Wazan will lecture and then sign copies of his book, "Trapped in Four Square Miles"

Writing Workshop

Marjorie Hudson     The Anson County Writers' Club is offering Marjorie Hudson's "Kitchen Table Workshop" on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $50.00.
     Marjorie Hudson is the author of " "Accidental Birds of the Carolinas" (awarded the 2012 Pen-Hemingway Honorable Mention), and "Searching for Virginia Dare." The workshop will take place in Wadesboro, N.C., (venue TBA) and is limited to the first 12 participants, after which registration will be closed.
     Sign up now to reserve your seat at the kitchen table!

Copies of Anson Pathways, anthologies of past winning entries in the ACWC prose and poetry annual contests, are available at the Anson County Arts Council. $5 for AP VIII; $2 for AP I through VII. Or order by email. Postage will be added to mail orders.

Workshop: Members were given five minutes to respond to a photograph with a poem or story. Click here for the results.

Conference T-shirts Available

A limited number of Conference T-shirts are available in Medium, Large, XLarge and XXLarge. Cost is $15 plus $3.99 shipping and handling. Blue with gold logo. Send check or money order made out to the Anson County Writers' Club to: Anson County Writers' Club, P.O. Box 363, Wadesboro NC 28170.

NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti was the guest of the ACWC Feb. 18 at Southern Medley Wine Cellar. Shown from left are Louise Huntley Garris, a charter member of the club, Kaye Ratliff, president, and Bathanti.

ACWC held its 25th Awards Ceremony on March 23 at the Little Theater. Click HERE to see the results.

AES Holds 3rd Year of 4th Grade Writing Boot Camp

During the last week of school, Ansonville Elementary School’s 4th Graders experienced Writing Class in a whole new way…“Boot Camp” style. Thanks to Anson County Writer’s Club, AES teacher, Ms. Tracy Preslar, was able to hold the third year of Writing Boot Camp for 43 fourth graders using a $1500 grant she received in 2008. During the five days, students were taught important writing strategies that included: Better Beginnings; Support, Elaboration, and Details; Vivid Verbs; Descriptive Words; Transitional Words and Phrases; and Exciting Endings. Writing Boot Camp is an idea geared towards raising interest in writing for boys and girls alike by having them dress and play the part of military recruits. Students received their own personalized “Boot Camp” shirts and were able to wear camouflage gear, such as combat boots, fatigues, and dog tags. They worked on their writing while sitting in military camp tents, lounging under the camouflage tarps on camouflage pillows and blankets, or on camp cots. Each and every student devoted their attention completely during the entire camp. All students who mastered the “Boot Camp Cadence” and other writing strategies officially graduated from Writing Boot Camp and are now “Master Writers”!

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