This event. sponsored by NCWN-West, will be held Wednesday, July 12, at 10:30 A.M. at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville N.C. Attached is a photo of David W. Plunkett.
If you like exciting mysteries written by top Washington lawyers, you might enjoy listening to David Plunkett’s presentation July 12 at Moss Memorial Library.
David began writing short stories in the sixth grade. He continued writing, mainly for his own pleasure, throughout his school years and only occasionally submitted his work to publishers whose many rejection letters, kind in their brevity, he cherished before filing them in the small bin beside his desk. His poem “I will Wear Sandals and Socks” will appear in a soon to be published anthology from Longleaf Press of poems by veterans on the theme of healing. The poem recalls the perfect peace of a day when friends set aside Vietnam era military service and spent the afternoon fishing off a raft in the San Francisco Bay.
Other short stories and poems by David have appeared in student publications including The Scrivener and The Clay Tablet while in college and more recently in the Old Mountain Press anthologies The Cataloochee Bridge, Opps, and Joy to All.
His debut novel Chessboard (2019) is called “Intriguing and Captivating,” a “strong story…about human nature, the shadow workings of our government and terrorists in Afghanistan,” and an “accurate and believable…contemporary thriller” by readers. His second novel Poisoned Pawn (2022) is a sequel to the first.
He is currently working on mastering traditional forms of poetry such as the sonnet, villanelle, ghazal, ballad and haiku, believing a firm grounding in older forms is essential to writing in newer, less structured styles. He is also working on a third novel in the Chessboard series, tentatively titled Endgame. Other projects currently in the works are a chapbook of sonnets tentatively titled A Sonnet for My Wife, and collections of his short stories and flash fiction.
As a journalist David’s newspaper writing won awards for news reporting and feature writing from the Georgia Press Association and the Alabama Press Association. He retired from a career working for members of Congress culminating in service as Legislative Director and Counsel to the Chairman of the House Science Committee. After retirement, as Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington DC, his professional writing appeared in law journals and magazines, and food industry newsletters and was influential on development of national and state policies affecting food safety and consumer protection.
David lives with his wife, Vickie, in Towns County, GA within walking distance of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network and its affiliate North Carolina Writers Network West.
David’s presentation will take place Wednesday, July 12, at 10:30 in the Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, N.C. The event is free and open to the public. An open mike will follow the presentation. Bring a poem or short prose piece of about three minutes to participate. Please do not park in the Bookstore parking lot. Coffee With the Poets and Writers is sponsored by North Carolina Writers’ Network West which also includes writers in Towns, Union, Fannin and Rabun Counties in Georgia.
We will meet every second Wednesday at 10:30 from March to December 2023. For information contact email@example.com