The FCAC Writers Guild’s ‘Launch Party’ to Celebrate the Annual Literary Journal is December 5 in Franklinton, NC

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Image from the 2022 launch party. Source: Kim Beall, Writers’ Guild, Franklin County Arts Council

The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writers Guild invites the public to attend the Opening night for County Lines: A Literary Journal 2022Flight. 9th. Celebrate with local writers and listen to readings from Caroline Prize for Writing contest winners and others.

County Lines: A Literary Journal 2022, vol. 9. Source: Kim Beall, Writers Guild, ACFC
County Lines: A Literary Journal 2022, vol. 9. Source: Kim Beall, Writers Guild, ACFC

The launch party will take place Sunday December 5, 2021, from 1 p.m.at the Franklinton Lions Club, 205 S Chavis Street, Franklinton, North Carolina (Franklin County).

Depending on the author’s number of reads, the event may continue for up to approximately 3 p.m. All are welcome; ACFC membership is not required.

There is no charge to enjoy this holiday. Refreshments (individually wrapped for safety reasons) will be provided by RAC.

December 5, 2021 will be the first time this “launch” event has taken place since the start of the pandemic. The Writers Guild is excited to host this in-person celebration and bring together writers and readers from across the region to read the latest. County Lines: a literary journal.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, the ACFC respectfully requests that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Masks can also be worn by vaccinated people.

Paperback from County Lines: A Literary Journal 2022 Vol. 9, and previous volumes, will be available for purchase during the event on December 5. The newspapers are also available for $ 12 at the Franklin County Arts Council on the Hill Gallery, located at 99 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC, and available on Amazon.com. Proceeds from the sale of books benefit FCAC.

County Lines: A Literary Journal 2022

The Literary Journal is a compilation of works by writers and artists from across North Carolina and beyond. Its content is a combination of poetry, prose and art. Carolina Prize for Writing winning papers are published in the journal along with the selected submissions.

This year’s winners Caroline Prize Writing competitionsponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council, will be honored at the launch party. The winners of the competition are:

Poetry competition

Poet Jaki Shelton Green judged the poems for this year’s Carolina Prize

Winner in poetry: Deer Crossing – Mark McAllister (p. 15)

Honorable mentions in poetry:

  • Ariel Silk – Sylvia Freeman (p. 16)
  • Sunday morning in January – Leslie Waugh (p. 18)
  • Sister Rose Patrick’s Final Confession – Jane Mary Curran (p. 21)
  • Ruins of Riasc – Jane Mary Currand (p. 19)
  • Reunion ritual – Joyce Compton Brown (p. 20)

Prose competition

C. Hope Clark judged the prose nominations for this year’s Carolina Prize.

Winner: Melanie Raskin – Frayed Edges (p. 1)

Honorable mentions in prose:

  • The mask – Ramona Scarborough (p. 6)
  • The new garden – KF Whatley (p. 11)

Sleeve winner "Mountain Face Chair" by Patricia Joynes

Cover art contest

Clina Polloni judged the cover works for this year’s Carolina Award

Winner: Pat Joynes – Chair Facing Mountain (color cover)

More information

For more information about the Franklin County Arts Council, headquartered in Louisburg, North Carolina, visit fcacarts.org. Follow the FCAC on Facebook and Twitter for contests and events.

Note: The Writers Guild will begin accepting prose and poetry entries for the Carolina Prize for New Year’s Writing Competition in January 2022. The deadline for entries will be March 2022.

Jackie Dove-Miller reading at the 2019 launch party. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Writers Guild
Jackie Dove-Miller reading at the 2019 launch party. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Writers Guild
Ellen Queen at the 2019 launch party. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Writers Guild
Ellen Queen at the 2019 launch party. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Writers Guild

Ed. Note: Article originally published on November 15, 2021. Updated on December 1.



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