The Outer Banks Voice – Dare County Library is hosting two free writing workshops in May 2022


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Dare County Library is hosting two free writing workshops in May 2022

From story submitted on May 4, 2022

Dare County

Dare County Library has announced that its popular Library Enrichment Series for Adults will continue throughout the month of May with the following two free writing workshops, held virtually via Zoom.

“Write Your Heart Out”

Friday, May 6th from 12pm to 1pm

Are you an author but don’t know how to publish your texts? Or maybe you’re looking to build a daily writing practice and aren’t sure where to start. You can do it! This workshop provides the tools you need to develop a successful writing practice while also discussing the personal benefits of pursuing this creative outlet.

There will be tips on how to get your work published by publications and platforms, and there will also be a general overview of the process and steps involved in getting a book published.

This writing workshop will be moderated by Donna Y. Ferris, author of We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This – A Memoir of Missed Connection.

“Making Order Out of Chaos: Finding and Making the Story”

Tuesday, May 10th from 1pm to 2pm

Writing fiction as an act of imagination begins with unlimited possibilities in terms of ideas, story, style, voice, order, sequence, arc, character traits, setting, etc. How are creative choices made among the endless possibilities? How and where does a story begin? How is it “found”? When is it “discontinued”? Is it ever “done”? Where does the development of craft come into play? What are its dangers?

Join author Walter Bennett, author of the Outer Banks novel The Last First Kiss, for a Q&A session about his writing craft. Writers seeking insight and inspiration for their own writing can turn to Bennett for advice and guidance during this workshop.

Registration information:

Programs are free to Dare County residents and property owners 18 years and older. Registration is required, places are limited. Presentations are not recorded, but some can be repeated, allowing users to choose the program date and time they prefer.

Many programs provide handouts to supplement the material presented. If you are unable to print the handouts, please telephone your local library branch in advance so that the media can be printed for you.

Participants can register for a program up to one hour before the start of the presentation. Zoom enrollment instructions for the program a participant chooses will be emailed. Please call 252-441-4331 for assistance with technical issues.

If you need help registering, contact your nearest Dare County Library branch at the numbers below.

For a complete list of programs offered by Dare County Library and to register to attend, visit the Dare County Library Enrichment Series.


County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourist Board
The proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023 was submitted to the Dare County Tourism Board on April 28, 2022.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Dare County Tourism Board public consultation on the proposed budget will be conducted 9:15 am on Thursday, May 19, 2022. That
The meeting will be held at the Sarah Owens Welcome Center on Roanoke Island, One Visitors Center Circle, Manteo, North Carolina 27954.

All interested persons are invited to provide written or oral comments at this time.
Copies of the proposed budget are available online for public inspection at

and at the

Outer Banks Welcome Center on Roanoke Island
A Visitor Center Circle, Manteo, NC


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