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Winston-Salem Writers’ 2016 Flying South Competition Announced

Founded in 2005, Winston-Salem Writers is a group of writers who write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, and who care about the art and craft of writing. They offer programs, workshops, critique groups, open mic nights, contests and writers’ nights out for both beginning writers and published authors. For more information, visit www.wswriters.org.  See below for upcoming events:


Winston-Salem Writers will accept entries for the 2016 Flying South competition from March 1 – May 31. There will be $2,000 in prizes awarded. Best in category winners will be published in Flying South and will receive $500 each. The Winston-Salem Writers President’s Favorite will also receive $500. Entries are accepted for fiction, nonfiction and poetry and all entries will be considered for publication. For details on submitting entries, go to www.wswriters.org and click on the contests tab.


Winston-Salem Writers’ members and authors Steve Mitchell and Carol Roan will hold a workshop on expanding and enhancing creativity for writers. The workshop will use exercises and prompts to explore senses and memory as a way to focus creative energy. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To register, go to www.wswriters.org and click on “Programs.” The deadline for registration is February 20.

Winston-Salem Writers will hold a workshop on Library Publishing on Tuesday, March 1, from 7–8 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Center. William P. Kane, Director of Digital Publishing at Wake Forest University, will talk about its new imprint, Library Partners Press (LPP). LPP will select and publish quality books created by library patrons and friends for the purpose of collecting and delivering content back to library users everywhere.  The workshop is free. For more information, go to www.wswriters.org and click on “Programs” or visit www.librarypartnerspress.org or digitalpublishing.wfu.edu.

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