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July 30, 2015

Bookmarks Book Club

Bookmarks has begun a new book club, and it's open to the public!  Please RSVP by emailing The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month (with the exception of holidays) at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held at Coffee Park Arts inside the Milton Rhodes Center at 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem.

Upcoming schedule:
Tuesday, August 25 - Bookmarks Festival preview and information session
Tuesday, September 29 - Re Jane by Patricia Park
Tuesday, October 27 - The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
Tuesday, December 1 - After Alice by Gregory Maguire

July 23, 2015

The Lost Colony of Manteo North Carolina

In 1587, a small group of English men, women, and children came to what is now known as Manteo, North Carolina, to begin a new colony.  Three years later, when supply ships returned from England, the colonists had vanished without a trace.  The mystery of what happened was never truly solved.

Every summer since 1937, an outdoor play based on these events occurs nightly in Manteo.  For more information or if interested in attending the drama, please visit this website.  In addition, many books have been written about The Lost Colony, some of which are in the NC Literary Map.  Virginia Dare, who was born in this colony, has also been discussed in various titles.

July 9, 2015

Upcoming Ashe County Writer's Competition

On the Same Page Literary Festival's annual writer's competition in Ashe County

The annual On the Same Page Literary Festival is scheduled for September 15-19, 2015 in West Jefferson, North Carolina.  New and unpublished authors are encouraged to submit their works.  Winners will be recognized at a luncheon on September 19.  All entries must focus on this year's literary festival theme, "Telling Stories."  For further details, please read the information below.  The Ashe County community looks forward to your fresh literary creativity!

Deadline for Submissions: July 20, 2015
Winners notified by: August 31, 2015
Prose entries limited to 1000 words
Poetry entries up to 50 lines
Entries should focus on the 2015 Festival Theme: "Telling Stories"
Non-refundable entry fee of $10.00 (US) per submission
No limit to number of entries per person
Cash prize award for first and second places in Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry
For more in-depth specifications, please visit the Literary Festival's website: