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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).

2020 Contest Winners! Click HERE for results!

Next Meeting
The ACWC will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, via Zoom. (Not as previously stated). Karen will share another of James Hynes' writing programs. If you wish to attend and are not on our mailing list, please send a request to info@anson countywritersclub.org

In spite of the shutdown, ACWC members have been busy. Kaye Ratliff has published her first book of poetry, "A River Running Through Him," with Goose River Press. Sandy Bruney has published the third book in her Anson County historical series, "Bethann." J.A Bolton has released a new book of his short stories, "Southern Fried: Down-Home Stories." (All are available through amazon.com)

In other news, Kelly Liddington and Charles Kaska both won awards in the Union County Writers' Club's Annual Contest Awards Presentation in March. Kelly won first place in Poetry for "A Cut From an Older Cloth," first place in creative non fiction for "Building a Sustainable Afgricultural Co-Op Business," and second place in creative non fiction for "Don't Tell Greta." Charles won first place in short fiction for "I Know the Boy."

Kaye Ratliff, left, president of the Anson County Writers' Club, presents a copy of the Goose River Anthology, 2019, to H.B. Allen Library supervisor Kit Brewer. ACWC member Charles Kaska's award-winning short story, "The Assignation" is included in the anthology published by Goose River Press in Waldoboro, Maine. Kaska's short story won first place in both the ACWC and Union County Writers' Club annual contests.

Useful links

Writing for Theater or Film

Historical Research Categories

Best Blog Sites

Creative Jobs for English Majors

Charlotte Writers Club

Union County Writers' Club

The North Carolina Poetry Society

The North Carolina Writers' Network

Sit Down and Write Poetry

Carolinas Romance Writers

The Writers Workshop of Asheville

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

Our Published Authors
Karen MacMurray

Sandy Bruney
Charles Kaska

J.A. Bolton

NEW! Our authors will post short stories, essays, and poems on line for your enjoyment. Members, send your work to info@ansoncountywritersclub.org.

Stories, Poems, and Essays

Anson Pathways X, an anthology of the 2016-2017-2018 contest winners, is now avilable at the Anson County Arts Council for $5 and at amazon.com

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