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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The 2014 NetWest Writers Conference

The NC Writers' Network-West is pleased to announce
the NetWest Writers Conference on May 10, 2014 at 
the historic Jackson County Courthouse Library Complex 
in Sylva, NC.

The Conference will kick off with a Keynote Address 
by Judy Goldman, award winning poet, fiction, and
memoir author. 

Following the Keynote Address will be a presentation 
by renowned Appalachian storyteller and playwright
Gary Carden and talented NCWN/NetWest  Representative
Newton Smith of Gary's new drama about the 1882 death 
of 19 chain-gang workers who were building the Cowee

A workshop discussing how poets can build a readership,
facilitated by NetWest founder and long-time Program
Coordinator, Nancy Simpson  and NCWN/NetWest
Representative and former NC Poet Laureate,
Kathryn Stripling Byer will take place after the lunch break.

The afternoon will continue with workshops by Judy
Goldman and Susan Snowden, award winning author 
of Southern Fried Lies, a novel. 
Fees, Registration and Schedule Fees
Early registration:
$45 for members
$65 for non-members

On-site registration as a walk-in:
$65 for members
$85 for non-members

Note: early registration 
fee includes lunch, provided 
by a caterer. 

Lunch is not an option for 
on-site registrants.

You can join NCWN/NetWest when you register, 
and pay the conference 
member rates plus the appropriate member dues:

$75 standard 1-year membership
$55 senior (65+), student, disabled membership
$130 2-year membership
$130 household 1-year membership

Cancellations must be made in writing and 
arrive at the Treasurer’s address (via USPS 
or e-mail), Newton Smith, 
6875 Canada Rd, Tuckaseegee, NC 28783, 
by 4:00 pm, Monday, May 5, for you to receive 
a refund, less 25 percent. Send request to 
smithnewton (at) gmail.com. 
No refunds for cancellations  received 
after May 5 or 
for no-shows.

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