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Rude B****es Make Me Tired

Celia Rivenbark
Celia Rivenbark

Celia Rivenbark will speak at the annual banquet during the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2013 Fall Conference. Her newest book, Rude Bitches Make Me Tired, was reviewed today by Pam Kelley at the Charlotte Observer.

The book is full of practical advice. It just happens to be sandwiched, as Rivenbark says, “between the obscenity and the ranting.” Some examples: Don’t bring some trifling store-bought cake to a funeral. Funerals aren’t the place for store-bought food, period. She includes a simple baked ham recipe “Any idiot can bake a ham,” she points out.

Read the entire review here.

Rivenbark, who lives in Wilmington, writes a syndicated humor column that runs Thursdays in the Observer. She has written six other humor books, including Bless Your Heart, Tramp.

The NCWN 2013 Fall Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. The Fall Conference attracts hundreds of writers from around the country and provides a weekend full of activities that include a luncheon, an annual banquet, readings, workshop tracks in several genres, open mic sessions, and an exhibit hall packed with literary organizations, presses, and publishers. Conference faculty includes professional writers from North Carolina and beyond.

The banquet is open only to Fall Conference registrants, though a registrant may bring one guest for a fee of $50. Guests must be registered with the Network in advance of the conference.

The NCWN 2013 Fall Conference is open to writers at all levels of skill and experience, from all across North Carolina, and beyond. Writers can register at or by calling 336-293-8844.