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Music and Poetry in Pittsboro – a Review

“Y’all should have been there!” Saturday night alive at Mariah’s Joyful Jewel on May 12 for a wonderful evening of music and poetry right out of some downstairs club in Soho or The Village. Original native flute and guitar music by Gregory Blaine and partner singer poetess Doilie Chandler was beautiful. Lou Lipsitz provided fantastic harmonica support and read original poetry from two of his published books. Senior country road and barnyard poet Bennet Myers read a random group of his poems which contained the “out of the blue” flavor of old time North Carolina. More...

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Page 1 - The Goathouse Refuge – a special place for cats * Hale and farewell * Waiting for Barack - Page 2 - Dispatches & Briefs - Page 3 - Love for family and friends blooms in garden flowers - Page 4 - The Old Red Truck * Refuge (cont. from page 1) - Page 5 - Carolina Brewery Tour – an enlightening summertime activity - Page 6 - A consideration of traditional home cleaning products - Page 7 - Dogbane – a boon for the Triangle - Page 8 - There’s more than fish under Jordan Lake’s surface - Page 9 - Oneness and bliss - Page 10 - Opinion - Page 11 - Chatham Opinion Line - Page 12 - Chatham Comunidad - AC LU Estudia Retenes Móviles en el Condado de Chatham
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Writers can pitch their books at Pitchapalooza

Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only without Simon). Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their book. Each writer gets one minute—and only one minute! In the last month, three writers have gotten publishing deals as a result of participating in Pitchapalooza.

Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry are co-founders of The Book Doctors, a company dedicated to helping authors get their books published. They are also co-authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How To Write It, Sell It, and Market It… Successfully (Workman, 2010). Arielle Eckstut has been a literary agent for 18 years at The Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. She is also the author of seven books and the co-founder of the iconic brand, LittleMissMatched. David Henry Sterry is the best-selling author of 12 books, on a wide variety of subject including memoir, sports, YA fiction and reference. They have taught their workshop on how to get published everywhere from Stanford University to Smith College. They have appeared everywhere from The New York Times to NPR’s Morning Edition to USA Today.

At Pitchapalooza, judges will help you improve your pitch, not tell you how bad it is. Judges critique everything from idea to style to potential in the marketplace and much, much more. Authors come away with concrete advice as well as a greater understanding of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Whether potential authors pitch themselves, or simply listen to trained professionals critique each presentation, Pitchapalooza is educational and entertaining for one and all. From Miami to Portland, from LA to NYC, and many stops along the way, Pitchapaloozas have consistently drawn standing-room-only crowds, press and blog coverage, and the kind of bookstore buzz reserved for celebrity authors.

At the end of Pitchapalooza, the judges will pick a winner. The winner receives an introduction to an agent or publisher appropriate for his/her book.

To sign up to pitch, you must purchase a copy of The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published. Anyone who buys a copy of receives a FREE 20 minute consultation, a $100 value. If you don’t want to pitch, the event is FREE.

Pitchapalooza will take place Saturday June 23 at 2 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, Chapel



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