Blow the Dust off Your Manuscript and Get Published.


Short Stories and Poems Workshop

In the beginning, you have an idea—that needs to be expressed. It nags at you. You’re obsessed with it. It just has to be written down. Then what?
Take the Challenge ……

The Friends of the Uphams Corner Library is challenging YOU to come to join our four-week writing group. We will help you write that great short story or poem. All participant will be eligible to have their work included in The Friends of the Uphams Corner Library Anthology. The book will be published in 2019.

You must register. The deadline is March 2, 2019. Space is limited!

$30 donation holds your space. All proceed will go toward publishing the book.

You can sign up for any one of 2 locations:
Friday, March 8, 15, 22, 29. At the Boston Home, 2049 Washington Street Dorchester. (handicap accessibility)

Saturday 9,16,23,30. At the Uphams Corner Library, 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA. 02125

Times at both location: 10 am to Noon

Email at, or
call 617-265-0139 for more information.

Mail a check or money order payable to The Friends of the Uphams Corner Library. 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

***Please include a note with your name, address, phone number, email, and your preferred location. ​Sponsored by Friends of Uphams Corner Library and Authors Without Borders
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Join our Group and Grow with Us!


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Willie Pleasants Interview

Enjoy another show from the WEB…..Willie’s Web. Send comment love to hear!!!

Willies Web: “Storytelling at Tea” – What’s Your Ideal Mate?
Willie Pleasants and a few of her guests have a discussion about a short story Willie wrote, called What Goes Around Comes Around. The story is from her second book title, “Make Truth A Habit.” Her star lineup are Winston Perkins, Joyce Smith, Ashley Lewis, Carol Wideman, and Tannah Victor.

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Another Award for an Associate Member

Kid Mobster

Michael Decicco

Michael J. DeCicco is proud to announce his new Amazon and Kindle release of his young adult novel The Kid Mobster which is the recent winner of “Shelf Unbound BestBook Runner-Up​ Award.”

The Kid Mobster is an action-filled, insightful​, coming of age of a high school senior and dreamer who loses the part-time job he had needed to earn his money for college and goes to and goes to work for a mob-connected scam artist, Mederick Anders…before realizing the corrupt world he has joined.

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6 Top Mistakes with Self-Publishing

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Draw an Audience

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There are magazines available that writers don’t know about or push them aside. They off tons of information in so many different categories. I love The Writer. To show the great contents of this magazine, I’m going to post some articles now and then to show the great information.

In fact, I love this book so much, I don’t throw one away. When I give workshops, I pass the used ones out free.

This information is taken from the May 2017 magazine. The topic is “Standing room only” on page 8 written by Jennifer L. Blanck.

Connect with your chapters:
“Reach out to organizations you belong to and ask them to extend invitations to local members and/or feature the reading in calendars and event communications​.
Author, Beth Harpazmhgas reached out to high schools, colleges, and graduate​ school alumni. She has sent postcards with the book cover printed on one side. The other side presents​ the event information, her group affiliation, the book subject, and a handwritten message saying, ​”I’d love to meet you.”

Conduct a workshop: Lead a workshop. During the talk, offer a Q&A time.

Work with the Media: Local media outlets look for good news stories. Send press releases and offer to give interviews for area papers, or write up an interview​ pitch with a​ relevant hook and submit​t it.

Book Groups: Ask the bookstore managers to include you in their monthly newsletter. Visit book and writing clubs to connect with​ other writers and authors. Invite libraries, bookstores​,, and to your event. Contact​ universities​, colleges, and schools and invite members of the English, journalism, to your event. Make the content “Writing a Book.” Partner​ with the local location and offer to donate a portion of your book sales for an hour or after your reading​.

Contact stores: Find delis, bakeries, and coffee shops and leave off flyers with your upcoming event.

Prizes: Give out dorr prie or hold a raffle.

Offer refreshments based on your book’s theme.

No one Attends? Use the time to talk with the bookseller​ about your book.

Alberta Sequeira

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July 23, 2018 · 3:07 pm

Who are Authors Without Borders


Left front: Joyce Keller Walsh, Alberta Sequeira, Phil Paleologos (host to the WBSM 1420AM radio show out of Fairhaven), Willie Pleasants and Pat Perry.

Since 2007, the Authors Without Borders group of Massachusetts has been well established providing effective fun, networking gatherings for our members, and guests. Relative to the needs of today’s men and women writers and authors, we try to connect to broaden your writing, promoting, marketing, publishing, and becoming a speaker.  We support our organization by sharing our roadblocks, ideas, questions on how to publish, what to avoid, and allow you to receive support all year with your upcoming projects.

Our four co-founders meet once a month to plan on future growth to create and facilitate effective ways to bring us together and offer the attendees important information to get your work out to readers.

The meetings and events we provide are in a relaxed atmosphere where members can make connections, build relationships, and grow both personally and professionally.  At Authors Without Borders (AWB), we encourage members and new writers to share their own personal experiences and educational events. We offer additional opportunities to members by inviting you to our events at festivals to sell your published books and be interviewed on our NBTV-95 Cable TV show out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

We always look forward for non-members to attend one of our upcoming gatherings to begin creating relationships and to find out how you can enjoy the benefits of becoming a member in our group. Our fee is $35 a year, and we offer a free once-a-year Meet and Greet party, which is scheduled for September 29, 2018. Information is below this section.

You can send a check to Authors Without Borders, C/O 11 Midway Park Drive, Apt. 316, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, or to pay by PayPal, go to our other site and you’ll see the PayPal Button. We look forward to having you join our networking group.

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