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Our monthly luncheon

meetings are held on the

second Wednesday of

each month, September

through April, at Floyd’s

1921 restaurant in

Morehead City. Although presentations are free and open to the public,

members and visitors are

encouraged to purchase a meal.

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Luncheon Talks

Carolyn Alford

 Newspaper “Biz” and Literacy

     Carteret Writers will meet on Wednesday, January 10th for lunch and a presentation by newspaper columnist, Carolyn Alford. Alford is an award winning journalist that writes about local people and events. She currently writes a column that appears each Sunday in the Neighbors section of the Jacksonville Daily News.

     Alford has worked with the paper since 1989 and began as the beach, environmental, and education reporter. She wrote human interest and general assignment stories and later served as Lifestyle Editor and editor of the teen page, Listen Up. Prior to working for the Jacksonville newspaper she worked for the Sounds of Pender East and the Coastal Carolinian.

    Alford is a writer that “pays it forward” by being involved with the community and charitable events she writes about. She informs readers and encourages interest. Perhaps you’re familiar with the literacy program, Newspapers in Education. Alford served as director for twenty years, winning national awards for her work as well as technology and writing awards from the National Newspapers Association. She taught writing and grammar at a local community college, and is a founding member of the Onslow Literacy Council. This agency provides free confidential help with literacy skills for adults. Alford also taught writing at the Onslow Senior Services where she worked with her students to publish a book of fun and humorous stories.

     Visitors are welcome to join us at Floyd’s 1921 restaurant in Morehead City at 11:15. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend and no reservations are needed. Carteret Writers welcomes new members. Although we are based in Carteret County, our group includes writers of all genres, from seven eastern Carolina counties. Contact us at carteret

Speaker Schedule for 2017-2018

September 13, 2017    Carol Ann Ross, author of twelve fiction books featuring

                               North Carolina locations

October 11, 2017          Susan Crispell, A UNCW Alum and author of The Secret

                               Ingredient of Wishes, her latest of several novels, fiction

November 8, 2017        Martha Peterson, author of Widow Spy, nonfiction  

December 13, 2017      Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of several books including

                               her latest novel, Dear Carolina, fiction

January 10, 2018          Carolyn Alford, award-winning newspaper columnist,


February 14, 2018        Joey Jones, romance novelist; A Bridge Apart, Losing    


March 14, 2018             William Charles Furney, journalist, novelist, author of

     Black Hearts White Bones

April 11, 2018                Plans Pending

May 9, 2018                   Dinner and Award Presentations 6:00 pm

If you have questions or need more information, call Carol Hartsoe at 910-330-0578


When: 2nd Wednesday of the month

           11:15 speaker/lunch/networking  

WhereFloyd’s 1921, 400 Bridges Street, Morehead City

Members and guests are encouraged to purchase a meal.

No fee required for presentation.