The Quill: Member News

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Member Liz Gilmore Williams has a book signing and talk at the State Library on Nov. 8 about her book, No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars. See information about the event here:


Bonnie Stanard’s two poems, “Bringing in the Cow” and “A Drought in the Shoes,” have been accepted for publication in County Lines: A Literary Journal 2019, an annual publication compiled by the Franklin County Arts Council Writers’ Guild. The Journal’s Launch Party will be held Nov. 29 at 7-9 PM at Vance Granville College, 8100 N. C. 56, Louisburg in building four. Upon publication, the 2019 issue of County Lines will be available on amazon.


Patty Wain Smith is pleased to announce that her book, A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America, earned Finalist awards in the 2018 International Book Awards competition, in the categories of Best New Non-Fiction and Self-Help: Relationships.


Bob Strother’s third book in the Kindle to Be Fired series, Embers On the Wind, will be coming out in late October. He has scheduled a book launch at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 5:30-7:30.

Allen Guest’s poem “The Classroom of Great Currents” was accepted for publication by the online poetry journal Cathexis Northwest Press. AND, his poem “Friday Afternoon Requiem for Robert Zimmerman” from the Fall 2018 edition of The Esthetic Apostle has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

Toria Amarie Dale had two pieces place as semi-finalists in the Faulkner Wisdom Creative Writing Competition:  her YA Novel-in-Progress, entitled “Command,” and her poem, entitled “Strange.”

Also, Torie Amarie Dale announces the opening of her small press,V Press LC. They currently have two contests:  a Nonfiction Book Prize and a Chapbook Contest, In addition, they are open to submissions to an anthology.

She has been asked to teach “The Art of Writing the Sex Scene” for the Queens Alumni Professional Development weekend in October. She will also be part of a panel discussion on “Continuing Education: Alums offer their views on workshops, conferences, conventions, and residencies outside of the MFA program.”


Check out Matthew Foley’s Contribute Your Verse. He is currently teaching a writing workshop called 12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity. Check back in to see when his next series is.


Coming November 2018 from Yellow Wood Press: A Pocketwatch, Spray Paint, & Morphine is Kimberly Lynne’s quirky, soft science fiction debut fleshed out with Southern-flavored themes of kinship, tenacity, and the survive-at-all-costs spirit.

“A more enjoyable read than most survivalist literature… A kinder, gentler, post-apocalyptic novel.”

—Suanne Schafer, author A Different Kind of Fire

“A post-apocalyptic adventure with the smarts of Michael Crichton. An addictive read.”

—Scott Wilbanks, author of The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster

“Author Kimberly Lynne writes about a mysterious world-altering event with incredible compassion in a compelling debut that explores the connections between strangers, and the power of hope. A Pocket Watch, Spray Paint, and Morphine is a novel brimming with humanity.”

—Hayley Stone, author of Machinations and Counterpart

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