With a love for poetic words and their meaning, a well respected business owner and native of Beaufort County had a vision. He wanted others to experience and feel the powerful meaning of words. The birth of the Pamlico Writers Group by Jerry Cuthrell in the late 70’s has made that dream what it is today.
Memories, is a collection of exemplary writing by our members and future
members. The prose and poetry in this volume represent a collage of work by
published authors and emerging writers. Pamlico Writers’ Group is particularly
honored to include prose and poetry from high school students—young emerging
writers to whom we entrust our future. Each writer whose work is included in
the anthology has expertly crafted a piece around his or her own interpretation
of this year’s theme—Reflections: Images and Memories. The collection is the
culmination of hard work and truly affirms the group’s commitment to its
mission. With this anthology, The Pamlico Writers’ Group is proud to deliver
its finest product to date.
Meet Half of The Authors:
freelance writer. She works in newspaper Advertising, is a Hot Dish food
writer, a bookseller at Barnes & Noble and an adjunct creative writing
instructor at a community college. She is the author the poetry collection, The
Butterfly Net, and co-author of the nonfiction book, The Day The Earth
Moved Haiti. She has a BA in Communications and Literature and a Master’s
degree in creative nonfiction from East Carolina University. She has won
writing awards through Wildacres Writers Retreat, Carrie McCray Awards for
poetry, and has published poetry, nonfiction and photography in past editions
of The Petigru Review.
Inathe Marshall received an MFA in Creative Writing from California State
University, Long Beach, in 2011. She was poetry editor for ARTLIFE Magazine and her poems have appeared in Convergence, 2004, ArtLife, 24th Anniversary Issue, 2004, Verdad Magazine, 2009, Spillway, 2010, RipRap, 2011, The
Packinghouse Review, 2012, Beyond the Lyric Moment: Poetry Inspired by
Workshops with David St. John, 2014, ELKE,
2016 and Redheaded Stepchild Magazine.
She was the December 2016 Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts
Writer-In-Residence and attended the 2017 Sewanee Writer’s Conference.
am a former social studies teacher and retired Greek Orthodox priest. My wife
and I moved from California to Washington, North Carolina in June of 2017. My
hobbies include puppetry, gardening and writing. The only published writings
have been limited to parish histories and family genealogy books. However I
have written a number of fiction stories in my spare time. Now that I am
semi-retired, I hope to devote more time to writing.
life. Working as a physician, listening was essential to making an accurate
diagnosis and so stories about people provided ample material. He has published two short story
collections about the fictional characters that live in Marsden NC. These are
stories told by people you would meet on the street in any Southern town and
describe their highs and lows with life, love, and family. Roger and Patrice, a
retired couple from Boston, link the stories as they struggle to understand the
ways of the South.
Diane de Echeandia is a native North
Carolinian, born in Wilmington,
NC. She writes poetry, short stories and creative
non-fiction. Diane has won awards in
competitions sponsored by Christopher Newport University,
the North Carolina Writers’ Workshop in Asheville,
NC, and the Pamlico Writers’
Conference. Her poetry has appeared in SUNY Delhi’s publication, Agate; Art Inspires Poetry: An
Anthology of Ekphrastic Poetry 2015, 2016; A Carolina Christmas Anthology 2016; Skinny Poetry 8/16; and online magazines Eskimopi, and Bindweed February
2017. Diane has enjoyed teaching ESL to college students, and refugees. She lives in New Bern, NC.
Deborah Dolttle has lived in lots of different
places but now calls North Carolina home. She has a BA from the University of
Colorado, an MA from George Washington University, an MFA from San Diego State
University, and now teaches at Coastal Carolina Community College. Two chapbooks, No Crazy Notions and That
Echo, have won the Mary Belle Campbell and Long Leaf Press Award,
respectively. She has had more than 350
poems published in literary magazines, with some most recently having appeared
or will soon appear in Atlanta Review, Bear Creek Haiku, Edge, Oberon,
Pinyon, Seems and TAB: The
Journal of Poetry and Poetics. An
avid print-maker, she has put together a small collection of hand-made limited
edition book art. Married to a retired Marine, she has a son and a daughter and
three grandchildren. When not teaching
or writing, she volunteers as a Wildlife Rehabilitator. She and her husband currently share their
house with four cats and a backyard full of birds.
all over the U.S. and Canada. After thirty-three years of teaching theatre at
William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and North Carolina Central
University in Durham, Doris retired to little Washington where she paints,
designs jewelry, plays violin and writes. Doris has published two novels: Borrowed
Things and By Way of Water and has short stories in the anthology,
A Carolina Christmas. She is currently seeking publication for her novella,
Drummer Girl. Her time is divided between the NC coast and the mountains,
where her husband Jim Coke raises wildflowers.
like to introduce myself as Dylan Fink, an aspiring writer. One of my favorite
pastimes is reading, and I always loved to do so. Books created a gateway for
my own imagination to blossom into something more than just a simple thought.
With my imagination, I could create mass expanses of terrain, huge worlds where
people of all types could live. Deep space battles, magical beings, gods
fighting over the planet. I want to inspire other people to use their
imagination in writing and in reading. That is my goal in writing, and I hope
Lettick is a former elementary classroom teacher
and staff developer. After 30 years in the classroom, she continued her mission
in literacy—changing readers into writers. Eileen has presented literacy
workshops to teachers and administrators on the east coast from New Hampshire
to Florida. She maintains her literacy resource website for parents, teachers,
and students– scribbles-n-lit.org. Her own writing, whether fiction,
nonfiction, or poetry, often develops through the eyes of strong female
the Pamlico Writers’ Conference for her memoir, The Poetry Lesson. Her middle grade time travel novel, Sarah the Bold, as yet unpublished,
placed as a finalist for the 2012 Tassy Walden New Voices in Children’s
Literature Book Award. Eileen has published poems in The Teacher’s Anthology of Creative Communications and in the July 2017
issue of Wallingford Magazine. Her
article, May the Road Rise up to Meet You
appeared in the 2013 July Challenge Magazine.
She is presently completing a young adult novel, My Life on Roller Skates.
Elizabeth White and I have always been interested in the arts. My interests
have evolved from drawing to expressing myself in poetry, but I’ve always found
comfort in creativity. About two a year and a half ago is when I got into
poetry; in a way, it brought me back to life in a time when I was not doing
well. I intend to collect all the poetry I’ve written and put it in a book and
hopefully publish it.
EM Slatterley, The author, that’s me to the left, was born on Long Island, New York, which by the way, happens to be the setting for my second historical novel, Nowhere to Go. My wife, Cathy, and I are currently retired and living in North Carolina, close to the Atlantic coast. We have three grown children and three grandchildren. How did I get into writing? Well, I’ve always been interested in writing and I’ve written a few things in the past, but now I have the opportunity and more time to share my talent with new friends and faithful readers.
Hello, my name is Emani Dunning and I am 18 years old. I am from
Greenville, NC, where I attended and recently graduated from South Central High
School . I love to spend time with my family and friends, eat, help
others and smile! I am now a freshman at Winston-Salem State University
with a major in Biology, to have a successful career as a neonatologist or
pediatrician and with writing being something I do well, I also plan to become
an author. I would like to thank my supportive family, and Mrs. Painter for
giving me this opportunity, and also the Pamlico Writers for granting me this
title! God bless!
Gloria Loftin: I
have been writing since I was five years old. That is my first love. I am also a voracious reader. I live in Grimesland, NC. We moved here in
2005 from Northern Virginia. I missed out on college when I was younger. My parents had four children to support. My
parents could not afford to send me to college at that time.
had my chance when I asked my mom and dad if they would pay for me to go to
college at the age of 6, and they said yes.
I missed out when I was younger, but I believe that I appreciated it
more at that age. Now I just love to
learn, something I did not care for as a teenager.
am unpublished, but hope to remedy that soon.
I have found a wonderful group of people who support and encourage every
chance they get.
daughter in a historic section of New Bern, has been writing poetry since she
was sixteen. With wordsmithing as part of her DNA, she has been the editor and
cover designer of two successfully published books. The portals to Janine’s
world include book stores, libraries and yard sales. She loves people,
especially first person storytellers. An excessive note-taker and memoirist,
Janine strongly believes in getting things down on paper. She is happily
retired from a professional career in association management.
Steger Hoffman is
a writer, editor, and former corporate communications director whose
publications include a children’s book, short fiction and a variety of poems in
literary journals, including The Merton
Quarterly, Pinesong, Fall Lines and New
Verse News. She has received recent contest awards from the Pamlico Writers
and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Her
2010 non-fiction book, Angels Wear Black, recounts
the only technology executive kidnapping to occur in California’s Silicon
Valley. A native of Toledo, Ohio, she and her husband now live in Cary and
Beaufort, North Carolina.