May 2015 'One County, One Prompt', the new contest to celebrate Poetry Month in April, was held with 'Haw River' as the topic. Second place with 'Snapshot From the Walking Trail' went to Brenda Wilson and Janet Sady won honorable mention with 'O Great Haw River.' To read The Times News article on May 17th go to http://www.thetimesnews.
May 2015 Alamance/Burlington Senior Games Literary winners
Mike Papadeas was recognized for his book, John D. Xanthos: The People’s Advocate, in an article entitled, "Xanthos is a name you should know. This book will help." by Don Bolden in the Burlington Times News on May 3rd.
April / May 2015
Story Sisters: Liz Solazzo, Sally Svee, Janet Sady and Brenda Wilson's books are available at The Main Line, 134 Main Street, Graham, NC. - Flyer
Readings/Book Signings - Story Sisters
March 2 A-O Civitan Club Brenda Wilson
March 8 Burlington Artist League, Holly Hill Mall
January 2015 - Brenda Wilson's poem "Conversion" is included in the 2014 Best of Spiritual Writers Network.
December 2014 - Michael A. Papadeas', new book, John D. Xanthos: The People’s Advocate, is a part of the Heart
of Alamance County Heritage Book Collection. For more information about Michael and his new book, please visit Mr. Ben Steelman's blog for the post entitled, "A salute to a Greek-American," written on November 7, 2014. More details on how to order will follow.
December 2014 - Brenda Wilson has a devotional in the 2015 volume of Penned from the Heart.
Mama Moves to Ossipee is now available in a reformatted version. This is the story of Brenda's mother who moved to Ossipee, NC from Altavista VA to work in the Ossipee Mill at age 14. Four decades of trends and events are sure to stir memories and inform young readers. 64 Pages. Available from the author at 1rewrite97 [at] bellsouth.net, $12.00 (plus $2.50 shipping).
November 2014 - Elizabeth Wilmoth Solazzo has released A Little Book of Stories, available now through Amazon Kindle. It is a collection of sweet and sometimes humorous essays on family and relationships. A print edition will be available at the December meeting or coming soon from Amazon.
November 2014 - Announcing the release of a new book A Sound in the Night by Janet R. Sady.
This faith-based “as told to story” is dedicated in loving memory of Robert (Bob) Curry by Marilyn Curry Zimmerman, Bradley Curry and Rebecca Curry Gresock. Bob Curry was murdered in 1991 by the stalker of his teenage daughter.
The book chronicles how faith sustained his wife and children, and gave them courage to go on with their lives after this tragedy.
Limited supplies will be available locally at various locations. Watch local papers for book signings. You may contact the author at: janfran [at] windstream.net or Marilyn Curry Zimmerman at: 2circles [at] windstream.net to order copies of the book for $11.95 plus postage for out of town orders.
P.S. Books will be available at the Burlington Writers Club December meeting or the November critique - mixed genre meeting. Call me to reserve a copy: 336-376-6771
Thank you. Jan Sady
June 2014 - Congratulations to Elizabeth Solazzo on publication of her essay 'Caregiver - Who, Me?' in Pentimento (more than meets the eye) magazine, Issue 3. www.pentimentomag.org.
May 2014 - Brenda Wilson's Guest Opinion Column, 'Swepsonville Bows Out,' appeared in the Burlington Times News
From a height of approximately 120 feet, the top portion of the dome-shaped reservoir came down in one piece.
2014 Alamance Burlington Senior Literary Arts Winners
Janet Sady, Brenda Wilson, Kim Carruth,
Alice Johansen, Genny Dickson, Seena Granowsky
May 8, 2014 - A SPRING READING by Doris Dix Caruso, Sally Svee and Brenda Loy Wilson was held at The Gentle Giraffe Shoppe, Mebane. Poetry, memoirs, fiction and humor were shared. Brenda read poetry from 'Transitions' then debuted 'Mama Moves to Ossipee', one in a series from a 'Heart of Alamance County' book project. Doris made us want to rush to the beach with her poetry, then shared part of her touching love story The Violet Shawl, set in Florence Italy and Duke University. Sally's humor made all chuckle, then she took us to a serious situation in Soundings and Ready to Read Stories. Book signings and refreshments followed.
February 2014 - BWC member Michael Papadeas read his poetry at UNC Wilmington. The event was hosted in the Special Collections area on the 2nd Floor of the William Randall Library on campus. Mike read from his recently published books: "Coming to America"-A Memoir, 1938-1958 and "Collected Poems".