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Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Chris Roerden of the Triad, who will be among the many North Carolina authors celebrating the South's first hosting of the world's largest mystery book convention, Bouchercon 2015, October 8-11, in Raleigh. Chris will moderate the panel "Acorns Nurtured Here: The Talent, Past, Present & Future." Panelists include Leslie Budewitz, incoming president of the international organization Sisters in Crime, Triangle; authors Ruth Moose and Karen Pullen; and Virginia author Alan Orloff. Chris, am NCWN member and book editor, is the author of the Agatha Award winner Don't Murder Your Mystery and the Benjamin Franklin Award winner Don't Sabotage Your Submission. She has taught writing at three universities, in South Korea for UNESCO, and led more than 350 writers' workshops throughout the US and Canada.


Hats Off! to Sheila Bolt Rudesill of Pittsboro whose essay "A Flash of Blue" claimed Third Place in the 2015 Hard Times Writing Contest sponsored by The Writers' Workshop.


Hats Off! to Kat Bodrie whose poem "A Found Thing" appears in Baby Lawn Weekly. Her short story "Suzanne Attends Her First AA Meeting" will be published in Pilcrow & Dagger's August/September issue, and in November, her poem "After Close Study" will appear in Slim Volume's anthology This Body I Live In.


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