Cape Cod Writers Center



Judith Askew had three poems selected by the new Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra to be put to music. The debut of the orchestra and the new music will be Sunday, April 15, 3:00 pm, at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port. She also has poems upcoming in The Louisville Review, Alabama Literary Review, and Slant. She will be reading her poetry at the Mutual Muses event at the Cultural Center, South Yarmouth, Feb. 16, 7:00 pm.

Marsha Finley’s forthcoming book has an interesting Facebook page, Little Fat Four: How One Woman Survived Mao’s China 

Joan Graham is helping organize a 3-day writing workshop presented by Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of Deep End of the Ocean and 20 other books and also a MFA professor. It will be given in April in Brewster and is designed to help you finally finish that book!  WORKSHOP INFO

Heather Hayden’s short story, “Solstice Flames,” will be released in the anthology Of Legend and Lore: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings on February 26th in celebration of National Fairy Tale Day. Learn more at

Melanie P. Merriman’s memoir, Holding the Net:Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging (Green Writers Press), was named American Book Fest’s 2017 Best Book Award Winner for Autobiography/Memoir, and is a choice for Best Caregiving Books of 2017.

Paula Norton’s debut novel, Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death, has received some very favorable reviews. James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review, wrote: “An impressively crafted and unfailingly entertaining novel by a master of the genre, … the first volume of what promises to be a simply outstanding new series starring Amy Lynch, female investigator.” Twitter reviewer MikiHope said: “I think you will enjoy this one and as for me—well, I’m looking forward to more in this series!”

Barbara Eppich Struna will at the South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA on Sunday March 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Presentation on the what and why of her third historical suspense, The Old Cape Hollywood Secret. Part of the South Yarmouth Sunday Author Series. Also Struna’s latest novel, The Old Cape Hollywood Secret has recently won First Place for Historical Fiction – Royal Dragonfly Awards 2017.