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Meet Anne Anthony!

by KeAnne on April 6, 2017

Anne is a writer, and it comes through when you meet her. Like Heather, she is a cheerleader for the cast and makes sure we know of publication opportunities available to share our words and stories. Meet Anne!

Anne Anthony

Anne is a fairly recent transplant to Chapel Hill, NC and said her reasons for moving here are “complicated,” which intrigues me to no end. She describes her family:

My husband and I live with our youngest daughter, a recent UNCW college graduate. Our older daughter lives in New England deciding to stay in the area after graduating from Suffolk Law School. Our 13-year old English Springer Spaniel keeps me company during the day, often adding a critical remark or two when I read my stories out loud. He has his own hashtag on Instagram #lukenorwooddog.

She works as a writer and photographer and describes her hobbies as this:

Engaging in conversations with complete strangers. I’ll usually find out a connection between us within a few minutes.

Anne comes to us having read online about the auditions last year and “toyed with the idea of auditioning, and then chickened out.”

Anne says this about her favorite writers:

Since moving from the Boston area, I’ve met dozens of excellent writers locally so I’d be remiss to name only a few. Instead I’ll mention writers I love who do not live in North Carolina: Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, Camille Griep, Eudora Welty and Mary Oliver.

Anne has extensive writing credits:

My prose and poetry have been published in Poetry South, Easy Street, Literary Orphans, Firewords Quarterly, Crack the Spine, NC Literary Review and other literary journals. I was selected as the Gold Writer in the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal’s September 2016 issue for my poem, High Horse. Most recently, my flash fiction, Bathroom Break, placed third in Brilliant Flash Fiction’s themed contest — In The Aftermath. Two short stories have been selected for inclusion in two upcoming anthologies scheduled for a 2017 publication.

Anne’s stage credits include being a presenter at the International Women’s Writing Guild, Summer Conference, 2016; a workshop presenter for a monthly North Carolina Writers’ Workshop for Durham/Orange County July 2016; and First Place Winner in the Catholic Youth Organization’s One-Act Play Competition, cast as Mrs. Martin, for an adaptation of “The Bald Soprano” by Eugene Ionesco.  Anne admits that she was in eighth grade for that last one, but she swears her English accent was spot on!

When asked what else she wanted us to know about her, she replied:

I am the fourth child in a family of six children, four of them brothers. Growing up in a large family prepared me to be a writer — lots of fodder for stories and a skin tough enough to withstand the writing rejections received.

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Anne’s piece is wry but relatable as it explores a terrifying situation with which we all can identify. We are so glad she didn’t chicken out from auditioning this year.  Buy tickets now to hear Anne on May 5, 2017.

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John Anthony April 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Proud of my little sister and her interesting writings, thank God none are about me.

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