• Johnston County Writers Group Moves to Smithfield

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    August 19, 2019

    Johnston County Writers Group Moves to Smithfield

    The Johnston County Writers Group meets the second Thursday of every month, from 6:00 – 7:45 pm at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield (PLJCS), 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. On Sept. 12, the guest speaker will be Wanda Robinson Lee, Ph.D., author of the autobiography, “God’s Voice: Choices That Led My Journey.” Attendance is free and open to the public.

    The Johnston County Writers Group is a diverse group of working writers ranging from beginner to advanced. We share information, critique each other’s work, host guest authors, and schedule meetups, write-ins and open mics in Selma, Four Oaks, Princeton and more.

     The group formerly met at Selma Public Library for five years. Retired educator Gary Ridout, who founded the group in 2014, and Town of Selma Librarian Phyllis Brown, have been instrumental in the group’s growth and success. Gary has passed facilitation of the group on to Pine Level writer and Triangle East Chamber member Cindy Brookshire.

    For more information, find the Johnston County Writers Group on Facebook and Meetup.com, visit the Johnston County Arts Council’s website at http://www.jcartscouncil.org/literary-arts.html or contact jocowriters@gmail.com. Look for the group’s hashtags #jocowriters and #writehereinjoco on social media.

    Photo Caption: TC Carter, of Four Oaks, a member of the Johnston County Writers Group, reads his poem, “Church in the Sierry Petes,” which won an honorable mention in the recent PLJCS poetry contest.

    Cindy Brookshire, Writer
    (919) 202-5990

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