Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network Presents Author Edith Edwards, author of Spy of Brunswick Town

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr. Suite 106, Raleigh, NCAlice Osborn - Wonderland Book Club
Friday, April 24, 2015 Time: 10:00–noon
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Join us as we welcome author Edith Edwards, who lives near Holden Beach, North Carolina. We’ll discuss her latest novel, Spy of Brunswick Town, the story of Mariah Long who, although she realizes the war is lost, continues to spy for the Confederacy. Mariah loves Hawk, a Confederate surgeon whose time on the battlefield has left horrific scars on his soul. Hawk is also often discouraged about the outcome of the war but persists in his duty. Mariah must draw on untapped strength to outwit the Yankees, nurture her love for Hawk, and care for Waddell, a Negro orphan who becomes her charge. The story is of Mariah’s determination to survive, stay true to her ideals, and make a life for those she loves. Edith loves writing about strong Southern women during the Civil War and Reconstruction. All four of her books feature strong women who fight for their beliefs, families, and way of life.


One Day Women’s Writing Retreat with a Focus on Poetry Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Location: Private home in North Raleigh (you’ll receive the directions once your registration is complete)
Sunday, April 26, 2015 Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee: $99, spaces limited. Please register early.
Includes coffee and fruit in the morning & a lovely lunch with a glass of wine
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Give yourself the gift of a full day to dive into poetry writing exercises in the morning followed by three hours of uninterrupted writing time. Raleigh Author, Alice OsbornCapping off the afternoon will be an open mic with moderated feedback. Even if you’re a fiction or memoir writer, poetry will help you discover a fresh insight into an old idea by performing acrobatics with your words. You just might learn something cool about yourself! The poetry workshop will be facilitated by published poet and poetry workshop leader, Alice Osborn. All participants will leave with several poems in this creative, yet casual atmosphere. Using many classic and contemporary poems as inspiration, the in-class writing exercises, road-tested prompts and gentle feedback from Alice will help you generate memorable poetry using all of your senses. Alice is an award-winning poet and mentor who has guided scores of poets on the path to publication. All writing levels and genres welcome on this retreat.



Sunday, April 26th at the Joyful Jewel 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro

The Joyful Jewel invites writers of all ages and levels to come to the gallery, pen in hand. See which piece of art, jewelry, or craft will inspire your words for a poem, an impression, or a short bit of writing (max 10 minutes to read aloud). You’re welcome to view creative works from our artists any time during our shoppe hours Monday –Saturday 10:30 – 5:30 or Sunday 12 – 4pm. Before you leave, please let us know which piece you are writing about, the artist & the title of the art, so we can take a picture of it to have in case the piece is sold in the meantime.

Submission Guidelines: Submit your writing by email no later than April 4. Please submit your writing along with: 1) your name, 2) telephone number, (3) email address, 4) title of your writing, 5) artist & title of the artwork that inspired you and 6) whether you agree for us to publish this writing in a booklet that might be for sale. Submit to: mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail.com We’ll collect the writings and pictures of the art in a booklet to display at the Joyful Jewel. Plan to come to the Joyful Jewel on Sunday, April 26th to present your writing. Hopefully, the artist whose work inspired you will present along with you.


Toastmasters 2015 District 37 Spring Conference: Motivating Talented People

Location: Sheraton Chapel Hill, 1 Europa Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517Toastmasters District 37
Friday-Sunday May 1-3, 2015 Time: Fri 10 a.m. to Sunday noon
Fee: $150 with meals for all events/workshops, 1 Friday meal and 2 Saturday meals
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Alice Osborn will be speaking at the Toastmasters District 37 Spring Conference on the topic of “Create Rock Star Content for Your Blog” (in the London room) Friday, May 1st from 1 to 1:50 p.m. We all know blogging is vital to build your “platform” and attract readers. If you have a blog do you get stuck trying to figure out what to say in your blog posts? You are a writer, but how many times does frustration hit when you don’t know what to say! Do you wonder how other bloggers always have something new to contribute? Blogs grow and attract readers because of their content and because they help readers solve problems. More information here: http://cdn.d37toastmasters.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EDUCATIONAL-SESSIONS-MAR-13-2015.pdf


Kakalak Reading at Poetry Hickory with Poet Alice Osborn

Location: Poetry Hickory, Taste Full Beans Coffee House, 29 2nd St. SW Hickory, NC
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Time: 7 p.m.

Alice Osborn, Raleigh Poet

Open to the Public
Please join the Kakalak editors, poets, and artists to celebrate, Kakalak 2014, which is an annual publication of poetry and art by North and South Carolina writers and artists, edited by Beth Ann Cagle, Lisa Zerkle, and Richard Allen Taylor. Alice Osborn will read her poem, “Chorus: The Hero of Acheron.”


Main Street Rag Open Mic Series at So & So Books Featuring Terri Anastasi

Location: So & So Books, 704 N Person St. Raleigh, NC 27604
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Social Hour is at The Station at Person Street from 6:30 p.m. till 7:15 p.m. and the open mic starts at 7:30 p.m.)   

Open to the Public and ALL WRITING GENRES WELCOMEOpen Mic Night
Bring poems, stories, or essays to read to this Third Wednesday monthly event. Twelve people will read for 5 minutes, and any literary genre is welcome. Our featured reader is Terri Anastasi of Raleigh, North Carolina who will read from her poetry collection, Fending. If you would like to read your work at the Open Mic, join us at The Station at Person Street (701 N Person St, across the street from So & So) between 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for our social hour to put your name on the list. This event is co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company and is hosted by Beth Browne, Jane K. Andrews and Alice Osborn.


Black Mountain College Museum Poetry Reading: the South, featuring Alice Osborn

Location: Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center
56 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801
Saturday, May 23, 2015 Time: 8 p.m.

Fee: $8 or $5 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID
Poets Alice Osborn, Luke Hankins, Erik Ekstrand and Katherine Soniat will consider the South as place, muse, hero and villain. This event is organized by poet and educator Eric Steineger.


Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ NetworkPresents Author Harry James Krebs, author of Vengeance is Mine: A Benjamin Tucker Mystery

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr. Suite 106, Raleigh, NC
Friday, May 29, 2015    Time:  10:00–noon
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Alice Osborn - Wonderland Book ClubJoin us as we welcome Raleigh author Harry James Krebs, author of the thriller, Vengeance is Mine: A Benjamin Tucker Mystery, which won the gold medal from the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards for Best Mystery. Driven by a traumatic event as a teenager, Benjamin Tucker, a best-selling true crime author, is obsessed with helping the authorities solve savage crimes near his home turf of Holly Springs, North Carolina. When a series of decapitated female victims is found in neighboring communities, he is helplessly drawn into the investigation to help bring the killer to justice. But in a bizarre twist of events, the murderer becomes fascinated with Tucker and stalks him—the hunt for the killer turns personal and Tucker isn’t sure if he’s become the killer’s idol or his next victim. Read more about Harry at http://harryjameskrebs.com/


The Nexus Poets of New Bern Present Alice Osborn

Location: Trent River Coffee Company, 208 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Time: 7-9 p.m.

Open to the Public
Poet Alice Osborn of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the featured reader at the Nexus Poets of New Bern—she’ll read old and new favorites. Get there at 6:30 p.m. to sign up for the open mic which takes place after the featured reader.


Memoir 101: How to Write and Sell Your Life Story with Alice Osborn

Location: Wake Tech, Northern Campus, 6600 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh, NC writing a memoir
Tues June 9-Tues June 30 Four Tuesdays Class # 143063
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm, Room: Bldg E/480
Fee: $71.50
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We all have a story to tell, but how can we make it compelling so that others will want to read it? This workshop, led by an author and editor, will show you how to write for your audience to make your story universal – and marketable. You’ll learn how to organize your story and outline it with the Hero’s Journey, to then prepare it for the marketplace


When Women Waken Reading with Alice Osborn

Location: Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Saturday, June 20th from 2-4 p.m.
Open to the Public

Please join the When Women Waken: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Images by Women editors, poets, and artists to celebrate the quarterly published anthology at Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro. When Women Waken is edited and is an annual publication of poetry and art by North and South Carolina writers and artists, published by Anora McGaha and edited by Kerry Holjes. Alice Osborn will read her poem, “Running with Snakes.”


Free Critique Session with Alice and Belea

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 
ThursAlice Osborn, Raleigh Authorday, July 23, 2015 Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
To Register Click HereBelea T Keeney

Fee: FREE, but you must register prior to the session. Limit 12.
How do you know your manuscript is publication-ready? Come join us at this critique session with experienced editors/authors Belea T. Keeney and Alice Osborn so you can get your novel or memoir off of the ground.


Write Your Memoir in 6 Weeks: An Intensive Workshop with Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NCOct Memoir Classes 011
Thursday, August 13 to Thursday, September 17, 2015 (Class meets for 6 Thursdays)
Time: 11:30am—1:30pm—Bring your lunch! Tuition: $99
Required Reading: No Rehearsal: A Memoir by Brenda Bartella Peterson
Additional editing package is $250
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Get on track with finally writing your memoir with Write Your Memoir in 6 Weeks where you’ll have in-class writing exercises and feedback to help you construct your memoir and build upon your foundation. Move forward in the direction you want to go by creating a memoir that will dazzle your readers using the Hero’s Journey and turning points. While we’re together, we’ll also read No Rehearsal: A Memoir by Brenda Bartella Peterson. This workshop is best-suited for writers who have previous writing experience or who have been working on their memoirs. Participants bring their own lunch. If you’d like Alice to edit your memoir pages during the class, consider purchasing the $250 editing package (valued at $800) which includes up to 60 pages or 25,000 words.


Sharpen Your Writing: Master Class in Advanced Fiction and Memoir craft techniques

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Time: 9-4pm
Fee $99

Sharpen Your Writing: Master Class in Advanced Fiction and Memoir craft techniques with authors/editors Alice Osborn and Belea T. Keeney


Monday Night Poetry & Music, featuring Alice Osborn in Charleston, SC

LocatiEast Bay Meeting Houseon: East Bay Meeting House, 160 East Bay St. Charleston, SC
Monday, October 26, 2015 Time: 8-10 p.m.

Alice will read selections from her new book, Heroes without Capes, as well as sing and play guitar at Monday Night Poetry & Music, which is a weekly show of poetry and music with a feature starting the night followed by open mic. Hosted by Jim Lundy.


Refunds, Cancellations and No Show Policy

Revised Refund Policy as of 1/22/15

Any refunds will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the workshop fee or will receive a full credit toward a future workshop if cancelled more than 5 days before the workshop. Cancellations made one to five business days before the workshop forfeit the entire tuition or will receive a 50% credit toward a future workshop. No shows and cancellations made the day of the event (or after) forfeit the entire tuition and any future credit.


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