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Jenny Bates’ poem 'Hanging the Moon' was a top 10 Finalist in the Prime Number Magazine Single Poem contest held by Press 53. We’ve seen this poem and it is a beauty! Also Jenny’s book Opening Doors: An Equilog of poetry about Donkeys (lulu.com, 2010) is available at the new - The Arts Place in Danbury, affiliated with the Stokes County Arts Council. Visit HERE for a peek at her book!
William C. Crawford, a Winston-Salem writer & photographer, has photos on both the front & back covers of the current edition of The Tishman Review published in Boston (HERE). His short story, " The 18 Minute Rule Throws Jimmy Pro For A Loop In Gotham City" is featured in the current edition of The MacGuffin. Read it online HERE.
Susan Williamson, former W-S resident and former WSW board member has a new e-book How to Buy Your First Horse: a Guide to Choosing the Right Horse for You or Your Child (High Tide Publications, August 2017) On Amazon HERE.
Congratulations, Susan —oh how we miss you around these parts!
Be sure to visit the AFAS exhibit, "Unbound and Unleashed," a celebration of artwork inspired literature presented in collaboration with Bookmarks. Members, Cheryl Davis and Barbara Rizza Mellin each have two pieces of art in this juried show during August and September. The artists and the three top winners in the Forsyth School Bookmarks contest will be presented at the First Friday Gallery Hop on August 4 from 7 to 9 at 630 N Liberty Street, Winston Salem, NC 2710.
Barbara Mellin, whose artwork is featured on the 2017 cover of Flying South, received the third place cover award for Kakalak 2017. While not on the cover, her art, along with a second artwork will be included in the publication.
The WSW Annual Book Drive had another successful year for the organization's Community Outreach. President Donna Wallace and Sam Barbee delivered 135 books to the County Jail and Prison Ministry on Cherry Street. The books will be distributed between the jail and prison.
To quote Chaplain Robert Wolfe, “it is good to be able to offer the inmates new things to read since their choice is limited.” He also thanks WSW for their continued support, and wants everyone to know “books can be donated at any time during the year.” Special thanks to WSW member Michael Gaspeny and Lee Zacharias for their generous contribution of over 40 books.
Catch the latest issue of For Seniors Only Magazine, a monthly publication produced by The Chronicle, to view the work of several of our members. This month’s cover story about beekeeping was written by Elizabeth Bergstone. Judie Holcomb-Pack, the magazine’s editor, has been running the show for the publication since 2014. Visit http://forseniorsonlyws.com to view more or click on the “contact” tab to pitch your article to Judie!