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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 Tom Davis who, through Old Mountain Press, has published an e-Book for Amazon Kindle and the Nook titled Operation Ivory Coast AKA The Son Tay Raid: A Short Briefing. This briefing was found over twenty years ago (forty years after the operation) in the classified US portion of the Korean Special Forces Compound near Seoul, Korea. In Operation Ivory Coast, a group of fifty-six Special Forces soldiers conducted a rescue operation to free sixty-one prisoners-of-war deep inside North Vietnam. Tom has introductory notes followed by the briefing. There are several things in this 1,368 word briefing that pique one’s interest. Of particular note are the named Americans who are listed as assets. One in particular you won't believe!


Hats Off! to Susan M. Steadman whose 10-minute play, "A Late Snow," is being published by ArtAge, the Senior Theatre Resource Center. Here's the synopsis: It’s just another day in sunny Florida for Ron and Phyllis, a recently retired couple, until Ron finds his wife staring through the sliding glass doors at the falling “snow.” Concerned enough to cancel his golf game, Ron remains at home with Phyllis, who rejects his suggestions of ways in which to enjoy their new Florida lifestyle. She focuses instead on the “children” building a snowman outside their condo and the happy anticipation of a mug of hot chocolate.


Hats Off! to Terri Kirby Erickson, author of four collections of poetry, including her latest, A Lake of Light and Clouds (Press 53). She has won the prestigious 2014 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. Her First Place poem, "After the Explosion," was selected by judge and acclaimed poet Martín Espada, and will be published in Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts.


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