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 2017 Workshop Presented by Carteret Writers


 Save the date of Saturday, October 21st if you are interested in a Poetry workshop led by author and poet, Peter MaKuck. The workshop will be held at the Western Carteret Library (Cape Carteret) in the Carteret Community College continuing education classroom. To request a registration form, email carteretwriters@gmail.com. Fee: $25 for members/$30 for non-members. Fees cannot be refunded unless workshop is cancelled by Carteret Writers.


Peter Makuck grew up in New London, CT. He took courses at l’Université Laval in Quebec and received his B.A. from St. Francis College in Maine where he studied French and English. After a two-year stint of teaching French, he returned to graduate school and took a Ph.D. in American literature from Kent State University. In 1974-75 he was a Fulbright Exchange Professor at Université de Savoie, in Chambéry, France. In 1990-1991 he was Visiting Writer at Brigham Young University. Until 2006 he edited Tar River Poetry, a national journal that he founded in 1978. Distinguished Professor Emeritus at East Carolina University, he lives with his wife Phyllis on Bogue Banks, one of North Carolina’s barrier islands.


Where We Live (1982), The Sunken Lightship (1990), Against Distance (1998), and Off-Season in the Promised Land (2005) were published by BOA Editions Ltd. Pilgrims (Ampersand Press) won the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Award for the best book of poems by a North Carolinian in 1989. Shorelines, a chapbook, was published in May 1995 by GreenTower Press. More recently, in 2009, Independent Press released another chapbook, Back Roads. Released in 2010 by BOA Editions, Ltd., Long Lens: New & Selected Poems was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Makuck’s essays and reviews, stories and poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Yale Review, The Nation, North American Review, The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The American Scholar, The Gettysburg Review, The Sewanee Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.


Poetry Workshop Information and Requirements


*There is a limit of 20 students.


*Once we receive 20 registration forms with payment, a list of names and email addresses will be sent to instructor and all students.




 Other Workshop News


Please note that the November workshop plans have changed:

*The workshop with author and philosopher, Marietta McCarty, will be postponed until spring. She offers individual consultations to those who register and submit stories to her via email. More details about fees and registration forms will be provided as plans are finalized.

*Plans are pending to provide a fiction writing workshop in late fall. Details about the instructor, date, and fees, will be posted by late September.