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Hats Off!

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 Lisa Williams Kline of Davidson who won the Grand Prize in the 2015 Carolina Woman Writing Contest for her essay, "Writing Test." She was awarded an 8' x 11' color pencil portrait by Lynne Srba—a $450 value.


Hats Off! to Kim Church whose debut novel Byrd has been short-listed for the 2015 Chautauqua Prize. A novel told in vignettes and letters, Byrd is a meditation on family, the choices we make, and the ripples of consequence that spread out through the years. Readers lauded Church’s ability to take the subject of adoption and shine new light upon it, in a writing style that is “succinct; Church says a lot with few words, picking her details wisely.” It is a novel, another said, with “strength and power, and a deft and delicate touch.”


Hats Off! to Maren O. Mitchell whose two poems, “T Is Totally Balanced” and “X Is a Kiss on Paper,” will appear in an upcoming issue of Hotel Amerika. Also, her poem “One for the Road Show” has been selected for April publication by The Georgia Center for the Book, posted on their Facebook page.


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