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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.
Former President of WGOT, co-facilitator for an eclectic writing group for seniors. Her publications include: Frontier Madam: The Life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk, and Pages From the Past: Stories From Niobrara County Homesteaders. Her children’s stories have appeared in several WGOT anthologies, No Grown-Ups Allowed, Candle in the Attic, Doorway to Adventure . She has short stories in the adult anthologies, Wordworks, Leaning Into the Wind, Introspectrum and You Must Remember This. Dr. Read is currently working on a non-fiction about western pioneer life based on family letters and documents.
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.