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The Anson County Writers’ Club will introduce its latest volume of prose and poetry, Anson Pathways VIII, at an open house and book signing at the Anson County Arts Council on Sept. 22. The public is invited to attend the event, between 2-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The open house will also kick off the 2013 contests in prose and poetry, which is now open and ends on Dec. 9. The contests have run every years since 1989, when the club was organized, and an anthology of the winning entries is published every three years. All the winners of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 contests are encouraged to attend the open house to autograph copies. The books will be available for $5 each.

Contest rules and entry forms will be available at the open house, may be picked up at the H.B. Allen Library or the Anson County Chamber of Commerce, or downloaded from the website, www.ansoncountywritersclub.org. Ruth Hickman and Randy Tarlton are the 2013 contest co-chairmen. All entries are judged by an impartial, out-of-county panel that does not see the names of the authors. Winners will be announced in February 2014 and an awards ceremony will be held Feb. 23, 2014.

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