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Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Suzanne Cottrell whose poem "Snowfall Artistry" appears in the online Weekly Avocet, issue 268 (January 21, 2018). Her poem "Wintry Liberation" appears in the inaugural online issue of Cagibi Literary (January 15, 2018). And her poem "Abused" has been selected for the print issue of Unwanted Visitors published by Inwood Indiana, a subsidiary of Prolific Press, later this month.


Hats Off! to Consuelo Marshall whose poem "Myself as Playboy Bunny" won First Prize (£500) in the Verve Poetry Festival Competition, Birmingham, UK. Luke Kennard was the final judge. Consuelo will travel to take part in the poetry and spoken word festival, which runs February 15-18.


Hats Off! to Malaika Albrecht and Marty Silverthorne who are finalists to be The Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. On February 3 at 7:00 pm, Albrecht and Silverthrone, along with other finalists, will give a reading to celebrate the power of words. Judges for the free event are John Hoppenthaler, Luke Whisnant, and Phillip Shabazz. "The Heart of Pamlico Poet Laureate will serve as the ambassador of Eastern North Carolina's vibrant literary life," says Eileen Lettick, a representative of the Pamlico Writers' Group, "promoting its poetic community and celebrating the written word in North Carolina, always mindful of the fact that poetry matters."


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