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      The Anson County Writers' Club fosters the art of writing in Anson County through support, awareness and recognition of all writers -- from the beginner to the published author.
     This is accomplished through regular meetings, workshops, lectures and readings; through our annual contests in prose and poetry culminating in a public awards ceremony; and through our grant program.
     The Anson County Writers' Club meets the fourth Sunday of each month (except July and December) at 3:00 p.m. (see venue in meeting announcement below).

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Our Published Authors

Karen MacMurray

Sandy Bruney

Charles Kaska

Next Meeting
Sunday, January 28, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Program: Karen will present a program on advertising on Facebook.

We will meet in the First Presbyterian Church fellowhip hall, 208 S. Greene St., Wadesboro.

Participants in the short story workshop Oct. 28, led by Jospeph Bathanti, professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Learning how to write dialogue at the workshop.

Tommy Allen, president of the Anson County Historical Society, and Kaye Ratlffe, ACWC president, share a look at The Yadkin-Pee Dee River Atlas that the writers' club donated to the ACHS. The atlas contains detailed maps and information about the riverís 200-mile stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the South Carolina line. The ACWC supplied information about the outdoor drama "A Ripple in the River" and the canal in Old Sneedsboro. The atlas is available for perusal at the historical society office on East Wade Street in Wadesboro.

Useful links

Charlotte Writers Club

Union County Writers' Club

The North Carolina Poetry Society

The North Carolina Writers' Network

Carolinas Romance Writers

The Writers Workshop of Asheville

Check the above links often for news of workshops, contests, etc.

Practical exercises in writing

Clockwise, Joseph Bathanti (in blue cap), Charles Kaska, Ruth Hickman, Kaye Ratliff, Dr. Ada Fisher, Bob Levitt, and Beverley Getzen.

Charles Kaska talked about his debut novel, "The Canoeist" at the Brown Bag Book Club at the H.B. Allen Library Oct. 22.

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Copies of Anson Pathways, anthologies of past winning entries in the ACWC prose and poetry annual contests, are available at the Anson County Arts Council. $5 for AP IX; $2 for AP I through VIII.

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