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Local Novelist and Journalist Lorraine Bennett To Speak at Coffee with Poets | Clay

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee With the Poets and Writers is delighted to welcome back Lorraine Martin Bennett, a local novelist and journalist who will present chapters of her exciting new sequel to Cat on a Blue Moon. Lorraine Martin Bennett is a journalist whose career began on the Atlanta Journal where she wrote features, covered news, and met her late husband Tom, a columnist for the Cherokee Scout. She was hired by the Los Angeles Times and became the newspaper’s first woman to head a domestic bureau. She joined Ted Turner’s fledgling CNN as a news writer, becoming copy editor, producer, and editorial manager before ending her television career at CNN International. In retirement, she writes essays, short stories, flash fiction, poetry and still practices her craft by copy editing and occasionally writing articles for the Clay County Progress weekly.

Her essays have appeared in the Personal Story Publishing Project (Daniel Boone Footsteps, Winston-Salem) and her poetry has been published by the Huntsville Literary Association. Her essays and poetry have won awards in the Cherokee and Clay County Senior Games Silver Arts contests.  Her first novel, a psychological thriller titled Cat on a Black Moon, was published by Austin Macauley (London, Cambridge, New York) in 2023. She is writing a sequel and will be reading from its chapters at the next meeting.

Coffee With the Poets and Writers meets every second Wednesday from March to December 2024 at Moss Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public.  An open mic will follow the presentation.  Please bring a poem or short prose piece of about three minutes to participate.  CWPW is sponsored by North Carolina Writers Network West (NCWN-W) which also includes writers in Towns, Union, Fannin and Rabun Counties in Georgia.


March 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Moss Memorial Library
26 Anderson St
Hayesville, NC 28904 United States
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