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Leslie Parker came to Greensboro from Philadelphia and has been a member of WGOT since the mid 1990′s. An early childhood educator, she writes poetry and has contributed three poems to “A Turn in Time: Piedmont Writers at the Millennium..” She was a finalist (1993) and then runner-up (1995) in the Bucks County (PA) Poet Laureate Competition. She has also placed in contests sponsored by the Poetry Council of North Carolina (1998) and the North Carolina Poetry Society (2001). Her poetry has appeared in Bay Leaves, Cold Mountain Review, and other journals, as well as the WGOT adult anthology, Wordworks (2003).
Walt Pilcher was born in Washington, DC, and now lives in Greensboro, NC, with his wife, Carol, an artist. His parody radio commercials at age 11 foreshadowed a career in consumer products marketing from which he retired as a former CEO of L’eggs Products Company, Nihon Sara Lee (Tokyo), and Kayser-Roth Corporation. He moonlighted as a fiction and song writer, publishing a story in the first issue of Galileo magazine and satire in The Worm Runner’s Digest. He was a contributing editor of In-Store Marketing by Michael Wahl and an editor of More than We Can Imagine by Rev. Dick Robinson. Walt is a member of Writers’ Group of the Triad and North Carolina Writers’ Network. His poem and song, “The County Library,” was published in Fire & Chocolate, the 2012 poetry anthology of Writers’ Group of the Triad. He is currently compiling material for an anthology of his selected stories, essays and poems.
June Willson-Read, Ph.D. is a former President of the Writers’ Group of the Triad, and is co-facilitator of two WGOT Nonfiction groups and co-facilitator of the Children’s Writers genre. A transplanted native of Wyoming, she has over 20 years of Carolina living under her belt. She wrote and published a nonfiction book, Relationships: One Step on the Path. The design and layout is by WGOT member, Peggy Rooks. She has a short essay about growing up on Running Water Ranch published in the Houghton-Mifflin anthology, Leaning Into the Wind. She is currently working on a biography set in Wyoming. She majored in journalism at the University of Wyoming and wrote for newspapers in Laramie, WY and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Her children’s stories have appeared in several publications, including two WGOT anthologies, No Grown-Ups Allowed and Candle in the Attic, and in Artisans of the Triad magazine. She has a short story in the adult anthology, Wordworks (2003). Dr. Read teaches adult classes on Writing and Publishing Children’s Stories and Creative Nonfiction at Guilford Technical Community College. She has presented programs for participants in the Young Writer’s Conference at UNC-G for the past five years. She has been writing the WGOT newsletter for the past nine years, assisted by Peggy Rooks and Sharon Logan.
Jean Rodenbough is a retired Presbyterian minister and writes poems, fiction, and non-fiction. Her books are published with www.lulu.com, and listed on Amazon’s Author Page: Gather with the Saints; Signs of Hope: Messages for the Grieving; Field Water; and Preacher’s Dozen. Her new projects are a collection of poems and a book on children of WWII. She also is a chip-carver and recorder player. She and her husband Charles and their beagle-Jack Russell live here in Greensboro. Their four children and their families are also in the area.
Chris Roerden, M.A., spent 44 years in publishing. Authors she’s edited are published by Berkley Prime Crime, St. Martin’s Press, Midnight Ink, Viking, Walker, Intrigue, Rodale, and many others. A University of Maine summa cum laude graduate, Chris taught writing there three years. While president of a trade association of 250 commercial and university presses, she initiated courses in book publishing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which she taught eight years. Her 10th book, Don’t Murder Your Mystery, won the Agatha Award in 2007 and finaled in three other national awards. Its 2008 all-genre edition is Don’t Sabotage Your Submission.