May 2016 Updates
One County/One Prompt
Janet Sady - 1st Place for 'My Carousel of Life'
Brenda L. Wilson - 3rd Place for 'Family Circles'
Alamance/Burlington Senior Games - Literary
Janet Sady - 1st Place Fiction for 'The Antique Box'
Brenda Loy Wilson - 1st Place Poetry for 'Kitchen 1949 and 2nd Place Poetry for 'Frugal'
Kate Gaydos - 1st Place in Life Experience for 'A Secure Nest' and 1st Place in Visual Arts for 'Face'
Elizabeth Solazzo, Janet Sady and Brenda L Wilson have books for sale at The Red Door Books & Local Art in Saxapahaw.
Janet Sady recently published a non-fiction story 'Angel Unaware' in the Spiritual Writers Network contest anthology "Finding Our Wings."
May 14, 2016 - The first ever spring series of “Artisan Writers’ Nights” will continue Saturday, May 14th
from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Burlington Artists League Gallery, space 340, in the Holly Hill Mall, Huffman Mill Road in Burlington, North Carolina. The May event is free and will feature a discussion, reading and book signing by three Alamance County residents: Beth Canada, Sally Svee and Liz Solazzo.
April 2016 - Onc County / One Prompt: Winners from our Club: Jan Sady won 1st and Brenda Loy Wilson won 3rd.
April 24, 2016 -
Brenda Wilson's Special to the Times-News - http://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20160424/NEWS/160429621
September 27, 2015 - A Readers’
2:00pm – Alamance Arts,
213 S. Main Street,
June 25, 2015 - Join Wayne Drumheller for a lively discussion of his book 'A Photographer's Notebook: My Journey into Everyday Life' and his photography exhibit at Burlington Artist League, Holly Hill Mall in Burlington. 'Heart of Alamance County Writers Project' authors Doris Caruso, Brenda Wilson, Jean Sturgill and Darryl Peebles will be on hand. 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.
June 11, 2015 - Alice Johansen and Brenda Wilson will read from their poetry at the POINT OF VIEW ART GALLERY, 4th Annual June Jam on Thursday, June 11th. Music, readings, visual art, song, cookout and more! 717 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, 6:00-9:00pm.
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 are Seena Granowsky, Kate Gaydos, Doris Caruso, Brenda Wilson and Jan Sady.
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".