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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

Danny Johnson

Pursuing Your Dream

         Carteret Writers will meet on Wednesday, April 11th at Floyd’s 1921 in Morehead City for lunch and a presentation by award winning author, Danny Johnson. The meeting begins at 11:15.  

       Danny Johnson wanted to be a writer throughout his life, but circumstances and fear kept him from taking the leap. He finally realized that life would always get in the way, so he decided to accept that as being part of the experience and made the decision to work at what he loved.

     Once making that decision, he joined NCWN and surrounded himself with other writers. He attended writer’s conferences and joined a critique group. He went to writing retreats and read his work at open mic sessions. Simply put, he made up his mind he would follow his life-long passion to be a writer and studied the craft. He learned how to tell the stories he needed to tell, and credits support from other writers for much of his success.

     Johnson wrote his first story at age sixty-two and published his first novel at age seventy, proving that it’s never too late to pursue a dream. Johnson’s novel, The Last Road Home, was published in 2016 and won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for historical fiction.

     Johnson’s short stories have appeared in Milspeak Books, Fox Chase Review, and South Writ Large, as well as many other publications and anthologies. He has been a nominee for a Pushcart Prize, and his story, Dancing with My Shadow, was judged by Writer’s Digest as one of the 100 Best in 2012.

     To learn more about his book and other published works and awards, visit his website at


Visitors are welcome to join us at Floyd’s 1921 restaurant in Morehead City for our monthly meetings, September through April. 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




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.

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, speaker

February 14, 2018

Joey Jones, romance novelist; A Bridge Apart, Losing London

March 14, 2018

William Charles Furney, journalist, novelist, author of Black Hearts White Bones

April 11, 2018

Danny Johnson, award winning author of The Last Road Home

May 09, 2018

Dinner and Award Presentations, 6:00 pm, Floyd’s 1921 restaurant, 400 Bridges Street, Morehead City (Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Fiction Workshop (Details to be announced after March meeting on Workshops page.)

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