You are invited to participate in the Jane Austen, an anthology. Write what your passions are about Jane Austen and/or her books; your favorite characters, the character you like to laugh at, favorite books, movies-like or dislike and why. You may write a bit about your Jane Austen related book/books.
Send unpublished prose (essay, review, or personal thoughts) up to 1500 words; or send up to 5 poems, no minimum number of lines, maximum of 50 lines or less, each. Your name, address, email, tele. # in upper left hand corner. Your Bio- 50 words or less.

Deadline of April 30, 2021 midnight. Acceptance letter will be sent by May 15, 2021.
You, as the author retain copyright for your work, permitting PurpleStone Press to publish it. The copyright for the anthology as a “collective work” belongs to PurpleStone Press.

Please send your submission to: as a word attachment as soon as your piece is completed and edited. The first 10 accepted submissions will receive a complimentary copy within the continental USA. All accepted submissions will have a one-time offer to purchase anthologies (as many as you want 1 –100) at less than retail price.

The book will be available to purchase by May 30, 2021. Questions? I’m always delighted to answer questions. Send them on… Arlene S. Bice

CANCELLED – COVID 19 Johnston County Writers Workshop
March 28, 2020 (Saturday)

Location: Selma Lion’s Club 203 W. Oak St. Selma, NC 919-965-9744
(Brick building across the street from the Selma Library)
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Box Lunch will be served to everyone. Coffee/Tea/Sweets in the AM

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Email your submissions and inquiries to:


Come to Our First
Poetry in the Vineyard
Open mic afternoon
Read your poetry or prose
or just listen
in the Beautiful Rosemont Vineyards
Rain or shine
Sunday, November 24
3 to 5 pm
Bring a snack to share
(finger food only, please)
Wine available by glass or bottle
No Cost
At: Rosemont Vineyards
1050 Blackridge Road
La Crosse, VA 23950
Exit 4 off I-85
Hwy 903 to Blackridge Road



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH at 1pm EST: Interview on WARR1520AM with Latashia Turner-Brothers

Ghost Stories Arlene Bice

Has a loved one of yours passed away?
You Are Invited
to our free WORKSHOP:
Turning Grief to Understanding to Joy!
Presented by Wanda Powell
& Arlene Bice
Warren County Memorial Library
119 Front St, Warrenton, NC 27589
10.30 to 1:00
Luncheon Served
Please let us know you’re coming!



*2019 Begins our Sixth Year*
SPONSORED by Warren Artists’ Market (WAM)
DATE: First Friday of Every Month
TIME: 7 pm – 10 pm
LOCATION: 108 South Main Street, Warrenton, NC

Come out and read your words or the words of someone you enjoy reading.
No Fee. Food & Beverage available for purchase.
2nd & 4th Monday of the month—Closed Group
The Gathering Place, Littleton, NC 27850
First Tuesday of each month, presently a closed group. Waiting list option.