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Sarah McGuirk: Orphan Train Rider

(NC Humanities Council program)

11 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017

First Lutheran Church

3600 W. Friendly Avenue

Greensboro, NC


What Makes a Southern Story Southern

(NC Humanities Council program)

7 p.m.  Monday, May 15, 2017

Mebane Historical Museum

209 W. Jackson Street

Mebane, NC








old carIn the News:

Fried decadence on a platter! Read it here: http://wfae.org/post/fish-camps-fried-decadence-platter

Dessert in the Land of Pie

WFAEats food blog has posted my essay comparing desserts in the South and the Midwest. Read it here: http://wfae.org/topic/wfaeats

Magic from the Blue Box

WFAEats in Charlotte has posted my essay, “Blue Box Mac & Cheese and Other Guilty Pleasures,” on their website, http://wfae.org/topic/wfaeats

Column Fare

I’m writing a biweekly column for the Observer-News-Enterprise in Newton, NC. My latest edition, “Pennies Heaven” is posted in my “Blogs” on this website.

Simple Fare: The Fall Meal                                                                                                                                         WFAEats has posted another food throwback—this time Mom’s menu for chilly winter nights—sausage, sauerkraut, fried apples and cheddar cheese. Yum!

Make a bee line to the canned goods
It’s about time for the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, which means canned goods judging! I explore my attraction to home canned goods in the latest post on WFAEats. Here’s the link: http://wfae.org/post/search-perfect-canned-goods

A nod from Ruth Moose
I am honored that Ruth Moose herself judged my story, “I Hear Music” a winner in the Charlotte Writers Club Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest. Ruth was a long-time creative writing faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Story in The New Guard
Thrilled to report that my story, “The Cozy Corner” is in the Volume III of The New Guard, an excellent journal based in Maine.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]