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Poetry Showcase at Main Library

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In observance of National Poetry Month, Main Library hosted a Poetry Showcase on April 6th 2017. There were laughter, tears, smiles and applause as members of the writing group Write Like You Mean It read their works aloud. In addition to original works, participants read poems by famous writers,...

A Different Kind of Hero

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The Independence Writers Group hosted a short story writing contest for adults that participate in any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library writing group. The theme was “A Different Kind of Hero”. This competition asked writers to consider their own answer to the following questions: Does the world need...

Inspired by Memories Writing Contest Winners

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South County Regional Library's Adult Writing Group recently hosted a writing contest. Inspired By Memories offered area writers the opportunity to submit entries in the areas of flash fiction, poetry, and short story or first chapter of a novel/memoir. Writers submitted 21 entries across the three...

Writer and his detective hail from South Central Los Angeles

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The familiar saying “timing is everything” certainly applied for a recent library book club session.  On Thursday, Nov. 9, the mystery book club at South County Library met and discussed the novel IQ by Joe Ide— the same morning that a radio story about the author and his book series aired.   ...

Bittersweet Writing Competition Showcase

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Write Like You Mean It, the weekly writing group at Main Library, recently hosted the Bittersweet Writing Competition. Entries were short fiction stories, 1000 words or less, on the theme “Bittersweet.” The response was exciting. Judges were impressed by the quality of work and the variety of...

8 Graphic Novels for Halloween

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As Halloween creeps closer, why not try some spooky graphic novels to celebrate the season? Graphic novels are a great way to get started with the horror genre—they offer quick scares, stunning images, and fast-paced storylines. Best of all, there’s something for everyone. Whether you like...

Former Cosmo Editor, now mystery writer, visits Charlotte

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Crime and the magazine industry make for an engaging, mystery reader mix with true-crime magazine writer Bailey Weggins, a fictional creation of writer Kate White.  Weggins, who has strong detective instincts,  is the heroine of a long-running mystery series.   Her new adventure is in the character...

Mosley Adds a New Detective to His Writing Portfolio

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Award-winning mystery author Walter Mosley is busy as ever working on his writing craft as his newest novel was released last week. It is Down the River unto the Sea introducing private detective Joe Oliver King.  Is this book a standalone novel or the first of a new series?  Two rotating book...

It’s Either Tracking Killers or Tracking Birds in this Detective Series

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Spring is officially here and with expectant outdoor activities and one mystery series appears to catch and apply it as its major theme: birdwatching.  That is, the new series features a central character who is an avid birdwatcher.  Domenic Jejeune, a newly promoted police inspector is assigned to...

Mystery Writer Association Celebrates Two for Career Achievements

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This April, writers Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart will be honored for their exceptional and long-running success as the 2017 Grand Masters award winners from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).  Collins is pictured on the left with Hart to the right in photos available on their author websites...