August 2018 Writers Events in Johnston County NC

L. Diane Wolfe of Dancing Lemur Press LLC. Source: Johnston County Writers Group
L. Diane Wolfe of Dancing Lemur Press LLC. Source: Johnston County Writers Group

Publisher Presentation

Diane Wolfe, owner of Dancing Lemur Press LLC, will speak to the Johnston County Writers Group about “The Secret to Editors, Publishers, and Agents” on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm, at the Selma Public Library.

The meeting is free and open to the public. The library address is 301 N Pollock Street, Selma, North Carolina.

Wolfe conducts seminars on book publishing, promoting, leadership, and goal-setting, and she offers book formatting and author consultation. Wolfe is the senior editor at Dancing Lemur Press, LLC and the author of seven books. She travels for media interviews and speaking engagements and maintains numerous websites and blogs, including the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association.

Visit her websites at:

Advance registration is not required for this free presentation.

More August Writing Events

Wednesday Write Ins

Wednesdays — August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2018 @ 2-4pm

Held at Milltown Java, 116 S Center Street, Princeton NC

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Thursdays — August 9, 16 & 23, 2018 @ 10am-noon

at the Selma NC Visitors Center, 112 E Anderson Street, (in the Jernigan Building), Selma NC. Drop in for any or all sessions.

Telling Our Stories

Thursdays — August 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018 @ 3-5pm

Hosted at the Harrison Center for Active Aging, 611 W Noble Street, Selma NC.

Fourth Fridays: Amateur Open Mic

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 7-9pm

Held at Kosmic Kittens Cat Lounge, 103 S Raiford Street, Selma NC.

Local Writers Awarded Ribbons in Poetry Contest

Two writers active in the Johnston County Writers Group won ribbons in the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield’s 2018 Poetry Contest:

  • Four Oaks writer T.C. Carter won first place (and a $25 Amazon gift card!) for his poem, “Victorville.”
  • Cleveland area writer Gabrielle Rose Bryant won third place in the teen division (grades 9-12) with her poem, “There is Never Enough Time in the Day.”

Both writers have performed at fourth Friday Open Mics in Selma. Winners also read poetry at a special event held August 4, 2018 at the library in Smithfield NC. See photos of the Poetry Contest entries on the library’s Facebook pageat


Source: Cindy Brookshire, Johnston County Writers Group

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