★ Write Now monthly writing group at Bedford’s Bower Center

Write Now, a writing group, meets on third Thursdays in Bedford at the Bower Center for the Arts. Group member Coby Pieterman says , "There's absolutely no criticism, but some helpful comments may be offered for those who read their work." The group fosters sharing and encouragement for beginners to experienced writers. Write Now meets… Continue reading ★ Write Now monthly writing group at Bedford’s Bower Center

★ Middle grade author Angie Smibert on her writerly Roanoke neighborhood

Roanoke, Virginia based author Angie Smibert writes primarily for young adult and middle-grade readers. But even within that target demographic, there’s solid diversity in her work. In fiction, she’s published a number of short stories and the Memento Nora series of novels (Marshall Cavendish, 2011-13). In 2018 - 2020, she’ll release the Ghosts of Ordinary… Continue reading ★ Middle grade author Angie Smibert on her writerly Roanoke neighborhood

★ GET WRITING: Words3 – City Lights and Nights – June 15

The June theme: City Lights and Nights Sign up to read. Mark your calendar to attend. This edition of Words3 will take place at the RSO Green Room on Campbell Avenue. (Look for the musical crosswalk.) If you’re interested in reading, use the form below to contact organizer Cara Ellen Modisett.  Some details…no more than 6 […]

★ The Beauty of Impermanence: Barnhart memoir nominated

Frances Curtis Barnhart's The Beauty of Impermanence: A Woman's Memoir is not a memoir for women only. "Men like it, too," she says. "It applies to all of us in this time of uncertainty and stormy transition. So the time felt right to tell a story of personal transformation. "My journey has been wild with… Continue reading ★ The Beauty of Impermanence: Barnhart memoir nominated