It will be running from Oct. 1st. to Dec. 31st. For more information on this contest please see our Events page.
For 2015 the Adult Literary Contest has ended. The judging will now be taking place. The winners will be announced at our February meeting.
Winners were announced and prizes awarded at the Monroe Public Library at the awards ceremony, August 24, 2014 .
***Check out our Events Page for the full details***
Left to right in back are:
Joshua Hailey, Kendall Holshouser, Hannah Hefner, and Christian George
In front are:Alexis Handler and Anna Baucom
Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 PM in the Union County Community Arts Building, 120 N. Main St., Monroe, NC.
Guest speaker will be Tyler Rankin, who published a 64-page book of poetry. He's been invited to read from his book, "Always Behind My Door" - poems about life, fear, and depression. It can be found at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. Its in paperback, hard cover, and on Nook.
Darrell McCoy - President
Carolyn Elkins - Vice-President
Joan Gauker - Secretary
Barbara Johns - Treasurer
This year marks the 20th anniversary of our club. From its start as an idea by a group of individuals who believe there were literary talent in the county until today, the club as served that purpose. Over the years, we have seen membership up and down but always the spark has remained. There has been projects and activities sponsored by the club. This year we will again sponsor a summer youth poetry contest that will become an annual event.
The club has published three anthologies, sponsored literary contests for short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. It had helped local authors get published by establishing a writing press with ISBN numbers. Annual literary events have brought in notable authors such as Ron Rash and Robert Morgan. In a word, the club whether large or small, has been active.
Let us continue this tradition going forward for another 20 years.
January is the month we pay our annual club dues. Regular membership is $20.00 and senior (65 and over) is $15.00. Make checks payable to the Union County Writers Club.