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ALAMANCE COUNTY
BURLINGTON
ALAMANCE WRITERS NIGHT AT THE BURLINGTON ARTISTS LEAGUE GALLERY

When: Second Saturday of the month 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Burlington Artists League Gallery, Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Rd.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336-266-6461
Join the North Carolina Writers' Network's Alamance County Representative and Burlington Writers' Club member Wayne Drumheller for lively readings, discussions, and book signings by some of the best writers and poets in Alamance County. Bring your best writing ideas to the gallery on the  second Saturday of each month.

GRAHAM
WRITERS WORKSHOP
When: Saturday, May 13, 10:30 am
Where: Burlington Writers Club, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carrie Knowles will offer a free workshop on writing at the May meeting of the Burlington Writers Club.

POETRY CRITIQUE GROUP
When: Last Monday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Member’s home
Contact: 336-578-2496 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Poetry critique group has formed and is seeking additional members. All levels welcome.

MEMOIR WRITING GROUP
When: Last Thursday of the month, 10:00 am
Where: Graham Presbyterian Church, 216 W. Harden St.
Contact: 336-578-2496 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All levels welcome.

MEMOIR WRITING GROUP
When: Third Monday of the month, 10:00 am
Where: The Gathering Room at Twin Lakes Retirememt Community, 3701 Wade Coble Dr.
Contact: 336-578-2496 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Open to all, not just residents. All levels welcome.

MEBANE
WRITING FOR CHILDREN CRITIQUE GROUP

When: First Mondays, 10:30 am
Where: Mebane Methodist Church, 200 S. Fourth St.
Contact: 336-578-2496 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Seeking additional members. If a sufficient number desire an evening group, that can be arranged.

WRITING FOR CHILDREN CRITIQUE GROUP
When: Third Mondays, 6:30 pm
Where: Alamance Community College Library, Alamance Community College
Contact: 336-578-2496 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Seeking additional members. If a sufficient number desire an evening group, that can be arranged.


ALEXANDER COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Alexander County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


ALLEGHANY COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Alleghany County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


ANSON COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Anson County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


ASHE COUNTY
WEST JEFFERSON
WORDKEEPERS

When: Third Saturday (Dec., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.), 4:00 pm
Where: Ashe County Arts Council, 303 School Ave.
Contact: Christine Arvidson, 336-489-0066 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We start our readings at 4:00 pm. It's first come/first served on the reading bill, so let Chris know if you'd like to sign up for your 5-minute slot.


BEAUFORT COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Beaufort County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


BRUNSWICK COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Brunswick County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


BUNCOMBE COUNTY
ASHEVILLE

NEW! THE WRITERS' WORKSHOP
When: Saturdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: 387 Beaucatcher Rd.
Cost: $70 (members) / $75 (non-members)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.twwoa.org

Scholarships available. Sponsored by The Writers' Workshop. As follows:

  • April 29, "Creative Nonfiction Articles" with Charli Kerns
  • May 13, "Writing Fantasy Stories" with Bobbie Pell
  • June 3, "Writing the Novel" with Karen Ackerson
  • June 10, "How to Self-Publish, Market, and Promote Your Book" with Peggy DeKay
  • June 24, "Exploring Your Options" with Richard Krawiec
  • July 15, "Poetry and Tension with Eric Nelson
  • August 19, "Writing Historical Fiction" with Anne Barnhill

LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY DOUBLE-FEATURE
When: Wednesday, May 3, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: French Broad Chocolate Factory, 21 Buxton Ave.
Info/Register: https://lr.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Admissions/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=8f674226-bd1f-e711-80cb-0e3d3e09dda0
Did someone say chocolate?! Join Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville for a double-feature event to learn more about master's programs in Business, Leadership, and Sustainability Studies and get back-stage access to the creative process behind French Broad Chocolates! Tour the French Broad Chocolate Factory, sample delightful truffles and confections with LR Asheville faculty and staff, and take the next step toward your professional goals.

NEW! LITERARY CIRCUS
When: Saturday, May 6, 7:00 pm
Where: Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway
Cost: Free
Contact: Alli Marshall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/literarycircus
Asheville-based spoken word collective The Literary Circus performs daring feats of word wrangling and hosts an open mic. Audiences will be amazed by dangerous prose and acrobatic poetry. It’s possible that at least one circus performer will jump through a flaming hoop, though no lions are allowed in the pub. Brave audience members are invited to bring five minutes of prose or poetry to read onstage (sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis), and there will be live music between sets. The Literary Circus is the collaborative effort of local authors/performers Jennifer Fulford, Randi Janelle, Nina Hart, and the NCWN regional rep for Buncombe County, Alli Marshall.

POETRIO
When: First Sunday of every month, 3:00 pm
Where: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Poetrio events are free and open to the public.

ASHEVILLE WRITERS' SOCIAL
When: First Wednesday of the month, 6:00 pm
Where: Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave.
Cost: Free
Contact: Alli Marshall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/NCWNAsheville

We meet to socialize and share writing tips. Each meeting has a featured speaker; quarterly open mics take place in March, June, September, and December. This is the regular meeting of the Buncombe County regional group of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

THOMAS WOLFE BOOK CLUB
When: Second Thursday of the month, 5:30-7:00 pm (January - April)
Where: Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, 52 N. Market St.
Contact: Tom Muir, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.wolfememorial.comA monthly Thomas Wolfe Book Club, sponsored by The Wilma Dykeman Legacy. Each month, a different local educator will lead the club in discussion of a pre-selected short story written by Thomas Wolfe. Just read the selected short story, show up at the corresponding meeting, and be prepared for an informative and provocative conversation.

WRITERS AT HOME
When: Third Sunday of every month, 3:00 pm
Where: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Contact: Tommy Hays at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program series.

WRITERS' POTLUCK
When: Last Friday of every month, 6:00 pm
Where: The Writers' Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Rd.
Website: www.twwoa.org
Writers'Potluck is held on the last Friday of the month. Members and guests are invited—please bring a dish to share, and a short story or poem to read.

FROM PAGE TO PODIUM: READING YOUR WORK ALOUD
When: Saturday, May 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: The Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington St.
Cost: $65
Info/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-page-to-podium-with-mel-ryane-tickets-32230502300
Writers are often daunted by the idea of reading their work aloud, whether in a classroom situation or public presentation. This workshop will teach writers to see their reading as a gift to their audience. Using the same tools employed by professional actors, you will learn to prepare and present confident, clear public readings and to use reading aloud as a valuable self-editing tool. Neither acting nor public speaking experience is necessary to benefit from the craft of acting. Led by Mel Ryane.

WNCMSYSTERIANS CRITIQUE GROUP
When: Biweekly, 6:00 pm
Where: Battery Park Book Exchange, Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave. #101
Cost: Free
Website: www.WNCMysterians.org
Established 2009 for serious mystery, suspense, and thriller writers in Asheville and Western North Carolina. We meet biweekly to improve one another's writing. Check out our website for details and dates.

2017 GREAT SMOKIES WRITING PROGRAM
When: Various workshops
Where: Various locations in Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, and Burnsville
Info: www.unca.edu/gswp or call 828-251-6099
Some of the area’s best authors and instructors are featured in the new spring lineup of workshops from the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program. Courses will help hone the skills of writers of poetry and prose, including memoir, novels, and creative nonfiction. Some classes are open to interested writers of all levels; some are restricted to more advanced writers. In all cases, class size is limited and early registration is suggested. See website for complete course listing.

BOOKMAKING WORKSHOPS
When: Various workshops
Where:  Asheville Bookworks, 428 1/2 Haywood Rd., West Asheville
Website: www.ashevillebookworks.com
Take a workshop on bookbinding, letterpress, marbling, journaling, or bookmaking.


BURKE COUNTY
MORGANTON
MYSTERY WRITING WORKSHOP

When: Saturday, June 10, 1:00 pm
Where: Morganton Public Library, 204 S. King St.
Cost: Free
Website: http://www.bcpls.org
Noted Asheville author Michael Havelin will conduct a workshop on mystery writing based on his book Mystery Mastery: Creating a Believable Mystery Novel. A reading preceeds the workshop.


CABARRUS COUNTY
KANNAPOLIS
CABARRUS-ROWAN WRITER'S NIGHT OUT / OPEN MIC

When: Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm 
Where: French Express Internet and Cyber Cafe, 2087 Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Blvd. (at Rt. 29, around the corner from Planet Fitness) / https://www.facebook.com/FrenchExpressNC
Contact: Chuck Thurston, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a great venue to meet and greet with others in your craft. Typically, we share news of upcoming events of interest to writers; we discuss the status of our various projects--and of course, we always have an open mic. Come early, get a cup of something good from the French Express, and sign up for a spot to read your poetry or short prose pieces. All are welcome. This is the regional group meeting of the North Carolina Writers' Network.


CAMDEN COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Camden County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


CARTERET COUNTY
BEAUFORT
BEAUFORT
 CRITIQUE
 GROUP

When: Alternate Thursdays (mostly), 4:00-6:00 pm (no July meeting)
Where: Provided upon registration
Contact: Dr. Susan Schmidt, 252-269-0032; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.susanschmidt.net
Recruits several writers who have a book in progress and have workshop experience. E-mail to register.


BEAUFORT WRITING WORKSHOP
When: Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm (7 weeks starting in mid-January and mid-September)
Where: Provided upon registration
Contact: Dr. Susan Schmidt, 252-269-0032; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.susanschmidt.net
Writing assignments and dozens of playful exercises in poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction to jumpstart ideas and induce creativity in a fun and supportive community atmosphere.

MOREHEAD CITY
CARTERET WRITERS

When: Second Wednesday of the month (September-April), 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Golden Corral, 4060 US 70 West
Contact: Carol Hartsoe, 910-330-0578 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.carteretwriters.org
Monthly meetings include a speaker and time for conversation with fellow writers, some seasoned and some just beginning. Lunch is "Dutch treat," but the program is free. Anyone interested in writing is welcome. Do come and try out a meeting or two to see if it helps awaken your muse!

CRYSTAL COAST AUTHOR FAIR
When: Saturday, September 23
Where: Carteret Community College, 3505 Arendell St.
Website: http://www.cccfoundation.org/crystal-coast-author-fair.html
A fun day full of authors from North Carolina! The Crystal Coast Author Fair will feature over 20 published authors. Both children's and adult authors will be present, so bring the kids. Select authors will be providing a one hour reading and Q&A session in the Joslyn Hall auditorium. There will also be giveaways throughout the day and a food truck on-site.


CATAWBA COUNTY
HICKORY

HICKORY WRITING GROUP
When: Second Monday of the month, 6:00 pm
Where: Patrick Beaver Memorial Library - 2nd Floor, 375 3rd St. NE
Contact: Skip at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.hickorywritergroup.com
Hickory Writers’ Group is a collection of serious writers who desire critical feedback on their work, and who are willing to be supportive of other writers. Writers at all experience levels are welcome. Ages 18 and up. Our agenda includes providing you the tools to appropriately critique another writer’s work; having your work critiqued; and passing on information and tips that will be helpful to you as a writer. Even if you’ve not launched your writing efforts, or have dabbled in writing, the Hickory Writers’ Group might well be that springboard to seeing your work in print someday. Prospective members are encouraged to visit in order to determine if you would like to become a part of this growing group.

POETRY HICKORY
When: Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Where: Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, 29 2nd St. NW, downtown
Contact: Scott Owens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.poetryhickory.com

Poetry Hickory is usually preceded by NCWN's Writers' Night Out at 5:30 pm. Hosted by Scott Owens and co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. We will begin with the featured writers, and they will be followed by a true Open Mic. Participants in the Open Mic must sign up by 7:00 pm. There can be as many as 10 Open Mic readers, and each of them can have up to 3 minutes.

THE ART OF POETRY
When: Third Saturday of the month (March, June, September, December), 2:00 pm
Where: Hickory Museum of Art, 243 3rd Ave. NE
Website: www.artofpoetry.net
Poets write ekphrastic poems based on the Museum’s current exhibits and submit by the first Saturday of event months. Selected poems are posted in the Museum and the poets read them during the event. Submit poems to Kelly DeMaegd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CHATHAM COUNTY
BYNUM
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: ART & WRITING RETREAT

When: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am
Where: Bynum Front Porch, 950 Bynum Rd.
Cost: $79
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.taralynnegroth.com/writing-classes.html
This is an inspiring and generative workshop for artists and writers. We will create art and stories based on various prompts. Everyone will create a painted collage to take home based on a written piece. Spend a day immersed with creatives. Explore literary and artistic elements, and openly share art, poems, and stories. This class is suitable for writers of any genre and artists of any level. Class takes place in a historic space full of tchotchkes and memorabilia from times past. If weather cooperates, we may walk down to the Haw River and tap into inspiration from our natural environment. Lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments, small canvas, acrylic paints and all art supplies provided. Registrants take home their painted canvas and brushes.

PITTSBORO
PITTSBORO WRITERS' MORNING OUT
When: Second Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm
Where: 
Greek Kouzina, 964 East St.
Contact: Al Manning, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All writers, any genre are invited. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network.

NC POETRY SOCIETY POETRY SERIES
When: Fourth Sunday of every month, 2:00 pm (January to October)
Where: McIntyre’s Fine Books, Fearrington Village
Contact: Guy and C. Pleasants York at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Each month, McIntyre’s hosts published members of the NC Poetry Society for reading and discussing their work.

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM
When: Various dates
Where: Central Carolina Community College
Website: www.cccc.edu/creativewriting
Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro offers ongoing  classes, Saturday workshops, and a certificate in creative writing. Now registering for the winter. See our website for details.


CHEROKEE COUNTY
BRASSTOWN
NETWORK-WEST POETRY AND PROSE GROUP READINGS

When: Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm (unless otherwise indicated)
Where: John Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Rd.
Contact: Lucy Cole Gratton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Two readers from Network-West read each month.


JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL WRITING CLASSES
When: Throughout the year
Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Rd.
Website: www.folkschool.org

MURPHY
NETWORK-WEST POETRY GROUP
When: First Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
Where: Tri-County Community College
Contact: Janice Moore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Janice Moore facilitates this friendly and helpful group.

 
NETWORK-WEST PROSE CRITIQUE GROUP

When: Second Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm (No Jan or Feb meeting)
Where: Tri-County Community College, Conference Room, McSwain Building
Contact: Bob Grove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Positive constructive suggestions for writers' readings. E-mail Bob Grove for information.


CHOWAN COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Chowan County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


CLAY COUNTY
HAYESVILLE

COFFEE WITH THE POETS AND WRITERS
When: Third Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am (March through December)
Where:  Moss Memorial Library, 82 Anderson St.
Cost: Free
Contact: Glenda Beall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828-389-4441
Readers of poetry or prose from NCWN-West are featured. Community is invited to attend and participate in Open Mic.


CLEVELAND COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Cleveland County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


CRAVEN COUNTY
NEW BERN
THE NEXUS POETS

When: First Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Trent River Coffee Company, 208 Craven St.
Cost: Free
Contact: Sam Love, 252-876-9456
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nexus-Poets/1433576556892128
Please join us in celebrating the amazing local talent this city has to offer! Each month will showcase two sets, begun by a featured poet followed by an open mic in round robin format. Get there early to sign up to perform/read and get one of the quickly filling seats to enjoy an evening with The Nexus Poets!


CUMBERLAND COUNTY
FAYETTEVILLE
WRITING CAN HELP
When: First and third Saturdays, 10:30 am
Where: Room 202, All American Veteran Center, Fayetteville Technical Community College
Contact: Jerry Bradley, facilitator, 910-574-5019 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Website: www.writingcanhelp.webs.com
The purpose of this group is to inspire artistic expression and creation and to encourage release, hope, help, and healing through writing. The group includes but is not limited to military men and women, retirees, veterans, government civilians, battlefield contractors, first responders and their family members who have experienced or who are experiencing events resulting in mental (such as PTSD and TBI) or physical trauma and disabilities. The goal of this group is to encourage a peer environment in which participants can develop their artistic writing skills through instruction, review and feedback offered in an honest, positive and constructive (not destructive) manner. This will be done through workshops, discussions groups, critique groups, special projects and events. Remember, disabled does not mean unable. Jerry Bradley, facilitator.

WRITERS' INK GUILD POETRY AND PROSE CRITIQUE GROUP MEETING
When: Third Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm (except July and December)
Where: 2nd and Charles Book Store, 1920 Skibo Rd.
Contact: Jerry Bradley at 910-574-5019 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You don't have to be a great writer or even a good writer to attend; you just have to be an enthusiastic writer. If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call.

JAVA JAMS: FAYETTEVILLE’S PREMIERE POETRY OPEN MIC
When: Every Sunday from 7:30-10:30 pm
Where: The Coffee Scene, 3818 Morganton Rd., next to Carrabba’s restaurant
The talented regular participants of this long-running open mic event offer up an inspired reading of poems. Newcomers welcome to the venue to listen or share some words of their own!


DARE COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Dare County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


DAVIE COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Davie County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


DUPLIN COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Duplin County?  Send a brief notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


DURHAM COUNTY
DURHAM

MONDAY NIGHT WRITER'S GROUP
When: Mondays, 7:00 pm
Where: Private residence
Cost: $160 (every 8 weeks)
Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Monday Night Writer’s Group, led by published author John Manuel, is seeking writers actively involved in writing fiction and creative nonfiction. Hone your work through reading aloud in front of other writers. The group meets at John’s house in Durham, conveniently located minutes from Interstate 40.

WRITERS' SALON
When: First Monday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Mercury Studio, Back Room, 401 W. Geer St.
Website: http://www.mercurystudiodurham.com/event-calendar/2014/8/4/writers-salon
Contact: Bethany Yankie-Bush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Our focus is on sharing creative writing, reading creative works aloud, and connecting in a collaborative environment--tea and coffee provided! Each meeting will address a different theme. Quarterly, we will hold a reading of creative works with a time to showcase live music and visual art. We aim through this group to foster a sense of creative community for Durham writers and artists of all breeds.

FLASH FICTION GROUP
When: Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm or Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Private home in Durham
Contact: Ron Jackson, 919-627-3914, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Work on a variety of voices, styles, and subjects; wrap your brain more easily around a story; tap your hidden lyrical language; work on all elements of craft; build story inventory fast. Each session will include some of reading work aloud, constructive critique, handouts, readings, and content generation through take-home and in-class prompts.

GRAND OPENING BOOK SALE: BOOKS AMONG FRIENDS
When: April 28 - 29
Where: Books Among Friends, Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: 919-560-0190 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Come to the Friends of the Durham Library’s Grand Opening Book Sale at Books Among Friends (inside Northgate Mall near Sears). Hardbacks are $3, trade paperbacks and larger are $2, mass market paperbacks are $1, and everything else is priced as marked.

DURHAM VOICES CREATIVE WRITING GROUP
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Durham County East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln.
Contact: 919-560-0213
Adults of all experience levels welcome! No charge.

NEW! FROM A TO ZINE!
When: Sunday, May 7, 1:00 pm
Where: The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham
Cost: $10
Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Artist Tristin Miller hosts a Zine-Making Workshop at The Regulator. Come learn how to make your own zine and about the radical beginnings of zine culture. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned zinester, this workshop will be an opportunity to create and collaborate on a zine from start to finish. Think, EPIC ZINE MAKIN' JAM SESSION with friends and new ones! All materials will be provided during the zine jam but a short walk down to the neighborhood FedEx Kinko's will follow at the end so that we can complete the final stages of our zine.

TWO WRITERS WALK INTO A BAR
When: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: West End Wine Bar, 601 W. Main St.
Cost: Free
Website: https://www.facebook.com/2writerswalkindurham?fref=nf
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Come join us for drinks and great writing. Each event features two writers.

NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION OF DURHAM AND CHAPEL HILL
When: Second Wednesday of the month, 6:15 pm
Where: Alternate locations
Cost: $10 (advance) / $15 (door)
Contact: Laura Bastian, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.meetup.com/Durham-Chapel-Hill-Chapter-Nonfiction-Authors-Association/events/223177390/
A series of authors presentations followed by discussion. Topics include building an income stream as a writer, marketing your book, building a website, and more.

SHARING CREATIVITY POETRY CRITIQUE GROUP
When: Third Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Ave.
Contact: Bartholomew Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This monthly group  meets to review poems, provide constructive feedback and spend a creative evening together. You must send poems the Monday prior to the workshop. Sponsored by Living Poetry.

JAMBALAYA SOUL SLAM ACADEMY
When: Third Saturday of every month, 8:00 pm
Where: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Contact Information: www.bullcitypoetryslam.com or 919-683-1709
Cost: $7
Writing and performance workshop facilitated by national spoken word artists. Learn to take your poetry from the page to the stage in a relaxed peer environment.

DOCSWINER'S SELF-PUBLISHING 102 WORKSHOP INITIATIVE
When: Saturday, May 27, 12:00-3:15 pm
Where: American Underground, 201 W. Main St., Durham
Cost: $25-$125
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/docswiners-self-publishing-102-workshop-intensive-tickets-32571919488
Two-time bestselling author and three-time bestselling publishing consultant, DocSwiner, does it again with her second writing and self-publishing workshop intensive. She held her first, five-star rated workshop in February, and participants (and those who missed out) craved another one. Well, here it is! This time at the beautiful Amercan Underground working space....and with a remix!

DIGITAL PUBLISHING INSTITUTE
When: June 11-16, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F), 5:00-9:00 pm (Sunday)
Where: Center for Documentary Studies - Room 104, 1317 W. Pettigrew St.
Cost: $625
Info/Register: https://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=702421
In this weeklong institute, students learn to create and publish professional-quality multimedia stories using the latest digital tools. Under the direction of Andrew Park, founder of digital publisher The New New South, students will learn skills and strategies for planning, producing, and funding their publications, including writing, editing, design, promotion, distribution, and sales. Students should arrive with a project already in progress that can be readied for publication during the institute. This could be an essay, a piece of journalism, or even a personal story. The format is up to you: writing, sound, video, photography, or some combination are all acceptable. Your project can originate with you or with someone you know who has agreed to let you publish it. The key is that your project is already started so that you have material to work with as you are learning to create and publish a multimedia story. If you’d like to take the course but you don’t have a project to bring, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (38 hours). Andrew Park is an author and former journalist for BusinessWeek, the Austin American-Statesman and the News & Observer. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Slate, Salon, and Fast Company, among others. He currently serves as Executive Director for Communications and Events at Duke University School of Law.


FORSYTH
HIGH POINT
CHRIS ROERDEN WORKSHOPS

When: Various Sundays, 2:00 pm
Where: High Point Library, 901 N. Main St.
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://murderwewrite.org
Chris Roerden and the Triad Sisters in Crime will offer the following classes:

  • May 21, "Social Media and Marketing for Writers"
  • June 25, "Share Your Writing Questions, Frustrations, Successes"

WINSTON-SALEM
NEW! GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
When: Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am
Where: Breezeway at 634 W. Fourth St.
Join Bookmarks for National Independent Bookstore Day featuring a Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new location with an update on our progress, a children's storytime with Dump Truck Duck author Megan Bryant, and a sneak peek of Bookmarks' new nonprofit independent bookstore and gathering space. Please note, closed toe shoes and a hard hat (which will be provided on site) are required to tour the space.

OPEN MIC NIGHT
When: First Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 Spruce St. North
Come share your writing at our popular Open Mic event. See complete rules at our website, www.wswriters.org. Hosted by the Winston-Salem Writers.

THE WORD IS OUT: OPEN MIC
When: Last Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 pm
Where: Southside Branch Library, 3185 Buchanan St.
Sponsored by the Winston-Salem Writers.

CREATIVE WRITING BROWN BAG LUNCHEON
When: Friday, April 28, 12:00 pm
Where: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 Spruce St. N.
On The Same Poem 2017 Celebrates the Poetry of Nathaniel Mackey, Duke University, Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing. You are cordially invited to join us for a special event. Bookmarks will provide books for sale during the book signing following the poetry reading. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts are provided. Nathaniel Mackey’s work has been called “a brilliant renewal of and experiment with the language of our spiritual condition and a measure of what poetry gives in trust—‘heart’s/meat’ and the rush of language to bear it.”


FRANKLIN COUNTY
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GASTON COUNTY
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GUILFORD COUNTY
GREENSBORO

THE FRONT GATE WRITERS GROUP
When: Sundays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Various coffee houses
Information/Register: 336-509-0660 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Writing to prompts and exercises, discussion of specific authors’ techniques, helpful suggestions, no harsh critiques.  A safe, productive way to generate and hone your writing. Reservations are necessary, and a small monthly fee applies. All levels are welcome, and one partial need-based scholarship is available.

WHAT'S UP WRITERS? OPEN MIC FOR THE WRITERLY TYPE
When: Second Monday of the month, 6:30-9:00 pm
Where: Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St.
Cost: Free
Contact: Faun Finley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Writers: An open invitation to share your work out loud. All genres welcome. NCWN Guilford County members receive reminders about the open mic and a chance to sign up before the public via rep newsletter. Every month will have an optional theme. (Going with the theme is always nice, but not mandatory.) Each writer will have up to 7 minutes to read. Feel free to bring more than one piece in case we have time for a second round. Please time your reading beforehand. On-site sign-up is available between 6:30 and 6:50 pm on a first-come, first-served basis. If time allows--and once everyone on the list has read--the floor will be opened up to volunteer readers (i.e., those who did not plan on reading, but have become inspired to do so). This is the regular meeting of the Guilford County region of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

PLAYWRIGHTS FORUM MEETING
When: Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 pm
Where: Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.
Contact: Todd Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336-373-2974
Cost: The meetings are free and open to the public. Membership is only $25 annually.
Actors and directors are encouraged to attend. Each meeting begins with introductions, then readings of the monthly assignments, followed by works by member playwrights. Members may submit plays to be considered for production four times a year.

THIRD SUNDAY AT THREE POETRY: PROSE AND OPEN MIC
When: Third Sunday of the month, 3:00 pm
Where: Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm St.
Contact: Diana Engel, 336-329-3768 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://triadwriters.org
Join Writers' Group of the Triad for a pleasant finish to your weekend at delightful Scuppernong Books. There will be two featured readers; bring some of your own writing to read as well at the open mic which follows.

MEMOIR GROUP
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm
Where: Sternberger Artists' Center, 712 Summit Ave.
Contact: Coventry Kessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336-230-2231

Prospective members may attend two meetings before joining WGOT. We are eager to hear what you'd like to accomplish in writing memoir. Sponsored by the Writer's Group of the Triad.

THE SENIORS’ NOTEBOOK GROUP
When: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 2:00-4:00 pm
Where: Contact June Wilson Read (below) for location
Contact: June Willson Read,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Writers over the age of fifty who wish to participate in a daytime group are invited to join the Senior's Notebook writers. Membership includes new writers as well as folks who have had some publications in various genres. We write, share current writing, discuss writer issues, and sometimes critique work.

LAST SATURDAY WRITING TO PROMPTS
When:Last Saturday of the month, 10:15 am
Where: Sacred Garden Bookstore, 211 W. Fisher Ave.
Cost: Free
Register: Cynthia Schaub, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.triadwriters.org
We will gather to generate some impromptu writing through prompts. If you are blocked or just don't feel you have the time to write, make this short meetup the one activity you carve out of your month to nurture your writing. It's a relaxed easy activity on a Saturday morning! Bring a prompt, paper and a pen or writing device. Sponsored by the Writers' Group of the Triad. Bring a pen and paper or fully charged laptop. Free, but please register.


HARNETT COUNTY
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HAYWOOD COUNTY
WAYNESVILLE
MOUNTAIN WRITERS MEETING
When: Second Tuesday of each month, 1:00 pm
Where: Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St.
Contact: Merry Elrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.mountainwritersnc.com
Open to the public with programs for aspiring and published writers of all genres.


HENDERSON COUNTY
FLETCHER

WRITERS GUILD OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

When: Second Thursday of every month, 1:30-3:30 pm
Where: Fletcher Public Library, 120 Library Rd.
Contact: John Waterman, 828-296-9983 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All writers are invited to join us for a lively discussion about our current projects related to publishing and marketing our work. Learn tricks and techniques from published authors and aspiring writers. Reveal your own convictions.

HENDERSONVILLE
 BLUE RIDGE WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP
When: First and third Mondays, 2:00-4:00 pm
Where: County Parks and Recreation Athletics and Activity Center, 708 S. Grove St.
Contact: Tom Hooker, 828-691-0118
The Blue Ridge Writers’ Support Group is open to anyone seriously interested in being published. The current facilitator is Tom Hooker.

OPEN MIC NIGHT
When: Third Monday of the month, 5:15:-7:45 pm
Where: Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if no e-mail call Katie Winkler, 828-808-0899

The North Carolina Writers' Network invites writers to share their work at Open Mic Night. Poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, memoirists, etc. are welcomed. To read: sign up between 5:15 and 5:45 pm. Readings are from 6:00-7:30 pm and are timed, beginning when reader starts speaking: prose is five minutes and poetry is three minutes.

LOST PLAYWRIGHTS MEETING
When: Last (or next-to-last) Saturday of the month, 2:00 pm
Where: Henderson County Library auditorium, 301 N. Washington St.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Playwrights read scenes from their works. Persons interested in creative writing or theatre are invited to attend.


IREDELL COUNTY
MOORESVILLE

SOUTH IREDELL SCRIBBLERS
When: The first Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm
Where: St. James Episcopal Church, 851 Shinnville Rd.
Contact: Mike Shinn, 704-677-2662 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The South Iredell Scribblers is a writers’ critique group. All genres and all levels of experience are welcome.


JACKSON COUNTY
CULLOWHEE

LIAR’S BENCH
When: The Third Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: The Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University
This monthly variety show presents storytelling, traditional music, and poetry.

SYLVA
COFFEE WITH THE POET
When: Third Thursday of each month, 10:30 am
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St.
Contact: 828-586-9499

A DAY FOR WRITERS
When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St.
Info/Register: www.ncwriters.blogspot.com
NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn Stripling Byer will lead a poetry workshop; NCWN regional rep Catherine Carter will also teach. Gary Carden will discuss Folk Drama. Terry Kay, author of seventeen books, will discuss writing fiction. Sponsored by NCWN-West and the Jackson County Library.


JOHNSTON COUNTY
SELMA
CORNERSTONE WRITERS
When: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am
Where: Platform Pounce Startup Lounge, 101 S. Raiford St.
Cost: Free, open to the public
Contact: Cindy Brookshire, 919-202-5990 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cindy Brookshire and entrepreneur Susanne Pote facilitate this weekly small group. On June 3 we will use Bret Lott’s Letters & Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian as a prompt for a six-Saturday summer writing self-discovery in historic uptown Selma. Stay around to drink coffee and write in the lounge (Dr. Vick’s former laboratory) or spread out to write in Vic Park, the Gazebo, Selma Public Library or historic Union Depot. 

JOHNSTON COUNTY WRITERS GROUP
When: Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Selma Public Library, 301 N. Pollock St.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Cindy Brookshire, 919-202-5990 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Retired educator Gary Ridout facilitates this group. Monthly meetings alternate between guest speakers, craft talks and critique sessions.

OPEN MIC AT HULA GIRL CAFE
When: Fourth Friday of every month, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Hula Girl Café & Catering, 103 S Raiford St.
Cost: No cover charge, open to the public
Contact: Cindy Brookshire, 919-202-5990 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entrepreneur Susanne Pote facilitates the monthly event. Come early to sign up to read. First hour is family friendly.

SMITHFIELD
WRITE-INS AT GRAPES & GROUNDS

When: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Grapes & Grounds, 135 S. Third St. (www.grapesandgrounds1.com)
Contact: Cindy Brookshire, 919-202-5990 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Socialize, write, or critique over coffee with members of The Johnston County Writers Group. Wi-fi and street parking are available at this cozy coffee shop in historic downtown Smithfield (owners/baristas Patrick and Teresa Yauch sell wine, too)
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LEE COUNTY
SANFORD
FIRST THURSDAYS TAKE 5 POETRY & PROSE OPEN MIC

When: First Thursday of the month, 6:00 pm
Where: Karma Boutique and Coffee Bar, 131 Wicker St.
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/KarmaandCoffee/events
Enjoy the sharing of original poetry and prose in blocks lasting up to five minutes each from 6:00-8:00 pm-ish on the First Thursday of every month! Open mic sign-up begins at 5:30 pm. Works containing adult language or mature themes may be shared after 6:15 pm. Writers age 15 and under are encouraged to present their original works from 6:00-6:15 pm. You deserve to Take 5! Come share your work or just come ENJOY!


LENOIR COUNTY
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LINCOLN COUNTY
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MACON COUNTY
HIGHLANDS
THE HIGHLANDS WRITERS GROUP

When:  Thursdays, 1:30-4:00 pm
Where: Hudson Library, 554 Main St.
Contact: Linda Anderson, 828-526-1935 or 954-465-3235
First hour: creative writing fun.  Second half: writers read their work in progress for critique.


MADISON COUNTY
MARSHALL
DOE BRANCH INK

When: Sundays in Spring
Where: Doe Branch Ink
Cost: Varies
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Info/Register: http://www.doebranchink.org
Doe Branch Ink offers the following workshops:

  • May 21, "Philip Gerard Workshop" with Philip Gerard
  • June 4, "Creative Nonfiction" with Cat Warren
  • June 18, "Fiction Workshop" with Marjorie Hudson

MCDOWELL COUNTY
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MECKLENBURG COUNTY
CHARLOTTE

WEDNESDAYS @LIT
When: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Ave. -- Ste. 302
Cost: Free (members) / $20 (non-members)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.charlottelit.org/wednesdays
Join Charlotte Lit members this fall for inspiring and educational community gatherings. Events rotate through four formats: Lit Writes (write-ins), Lit Chats (facilitated conversations), Lit Reads (member readings), and Lit Shops (workshops).

WRITER'S WORKSHOP
When: Second Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00 pm
Where: CML Library - Beatties Ford Road Regional, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.
Cost: Free
Thanks to writer Evangeline Billy, the Beattie's Ford Road Branch Library now offer a Writer’s Workshop. No fees or dues. Open to scripters of all genres, an arena to hone skills, get critiques, and be among other script creators. Read your written and spoken word to an audience, learn how to critique, update punctuation skills, prepare, plan, complete your works, and create new ones. The Beatties Ford Writers Workshop is all about that ink.

THIRD FRIDAY READING SERIES
When: Third Friday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: The Third Place, 1609 E. Fifth St.
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This event includes featured readers and an open mic. Co-sponsored and hosted by M. Scott Douglass (publisher and editor of Main Street Rag) and Jonathan K. Rice (editor and publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal).

WORDPLAY WORKSHOPS
Dates: Saturdays in April, 10:00 am
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Recreation Center, 1000 E. Morehead
Cost: $38
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Info/Register: http://www.wordplaynow.com/offerings
Maureen Ryan Griffin will lead the following workshops:

  • "The Art and Craft of Polishing a Poem," Saturday, April 29

MY MANUSCRIPT IS DONE:  WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
When: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Education Building - Rm. 254, Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd.
Cost: $48.00
Info/Register: http://gildasyverson.com/events/manuscript-done-go
Join Gilda Morina Syverson's three-hour workshop on your path to getting published. Fifteen steps toward publication and handouts will be provided, along with a Q & A period. 

WRITE YOURSELF!
When: Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 pm
Where: Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Rd.
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.cmlibrary.org/event/48435-writers-workshop-write-yourself
Reap writing’s benefits—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Give yourself the gift of exploring how creative writing (journaling, memoir, poetry, fiction) can enrich your life, and what your writing can provide for others. You will learn and practice a number of fun, easy tools and methods to help your words flow, whatever your particular interest. Whether you have published widely, sometimes write in a journal, or haven’t written anything since your senior year of high school, you will enjoy this lively, informative workshop.

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT POETRY BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
When: Monday, August 28, 6:00 pm
Where: South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Rd.
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://events.cmlibrary.org/eventsignup.asp?ID=255543
There are at least 10,000 ways to write a poem. In this lively presentation about the art and craft of poetry based on Maureen Ryan Griffin's latest book of poetry, Ten Thousand Cicadas Can't Be Wrong, participants will learn how content, sound, and form work together, and get to try their hand at the process.

CHARLOTTELIT WORKSHOPS
When: Various dates
Where: CharlotteLit, 1817 Central Ave. #302
Cost: Various costs
Info/Register: http://www.charlottelit.org/calendar/
CharlotteLit offers ongoing workshops lead by some of the area's best writers and teachers that focus on various aspects of the writing craft. See website for full course listing.

HUNTERSVILLE
WATERBEAN POETRY NIGHT AT THE MIC
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Waterbean Coffee, 9705 Sam Furr Rd. - Unit A
Cost: Free
Contact: Jonathan Rice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/IodinePoetryJournal
Co-hosted by Iodine Poetry Journal editors Jonathan K. Rice and Leslie M. Rupracht. We have a featured poet/writer do a reading, followed by open mic. (Sign up for open mic by 7:15.) Waterbean Coffee at Northcross Shopping Center is a fantastic venue offering a variety of coffee, tea, desserts, beer, and wine by the bottle.

MATTHEWS
WRITE YOURSELF!

When: Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am
Where: Matthews Branch Library. 230 Matthews Station
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.cmlibrary.org/event/47737-writers%C2%92-workshop-write-yourself
Reap writing’s benefits—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Give yourself the gift of exploring how creative writing (journaling, memoir, poetry, fiction) can enrich your life, and what your writing can provide for others. You will learn and practice a number of fun, easy tools and methods to help your words flow, whatever your particular interest. Whether you have published widely, sometimes write in a journal, or haven’t written anything since your senior year of high school, you will enjoy this lively, informative workshop.


MITCHELL COUNTY
SPRUCE PINE
MAYLAND WRITERS’ GROUP

When: Last Monday of each month, 6:00 pm
Where: Spruce Pine Public Library, 142 Walnut Ave.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 828-467-4208
Members bring in material to critique. Prose and poetry are welcome.


MOORE COUNTY
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NASH COUNTY
ROCKY MOUNT
NCWN DOWN EAST WRITERS OF NASH-PITT-WILSON COUNTIES

When: Third Saturday of the month, 1:00-2:00 pm
Where: The Bel Air Artisans Center, 115 S. Church St.
Contact: Celestine  Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 252-526-7353
The NCWN Down East Writers of Nash-Pitt-Wilson Counties will host opportunities for writers of all genres to stir up their creative juices with stimulating writing prompts, quality feedback, and occasional open-mic style readings with special guests. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network.


NEW HANOVER COUNTY
WILMINGTON
SLUSH PILE REVIVAL
When: Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Where: Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Ave.
Cost: Free
Website: https://pomegranatebooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/426-ncwn-meeting-slush-pile-revival
Former literary agent assistant Lori Wilson will share the best, worst, and ugliest memories of slush pile reading. Learn what not to include, what not to forget, and when and where to send your query. She will include information about quality expectations as well as details about the business of book buying and selling. This is the regualr meeting of the North Carolina Writers' Network Cape Fear regional group.

QUERY LETTER MASTERY
When: Saturday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Where: Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Ave.
Cost: Free
Website: https://pomegranatebooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/429-query-letter-mastery-free-presentation
Join former literary agent assistant Lori Wilson for a FREE presentation. Lori will share from her experience to examine the DOs & DONTs of a professional query letter. You’ll be encouraged to apply the attention-getting formula to your current work.

PORT CITY PLAYWRIGHTS' PROJECT
When: Two Saturdays a month, 10:30 am
Where: New Hanover County Public Library System (TBD)
Contact: Susan M. Steadman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://portcityplaywrights.wordpress.com/
The Port City Playwrights' Project, a community of writers for stage and screen, will meet to critique scripts. Newcomers are always welcome.


ONSLOW COUNTY
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ORANGE COUNTY
CARRBORO
COURAGE COCKTAIL RADIO SHOW

When: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: On air at WCOM 103.5 in Carrboro
Fear stops many of us from growing. By talking about fear in a friendly, supportive environment, this radio show will give ourselves permission to get more comfortable exploring new ideas and learning how some individuals work with fear to achieve a lifetime goal. Fear has the power to stop us from getting the help we need. The show will be covering a broad variety of subjects such as health crises, re-entering the work force after a break in employment, or reconnecting to our creative instincts after years of neglect. The show streams live on the internet and is archived on podcasts at iBiblio at UNC.

JUMPSTART YOUR WRITING: A WEEKLY PROMPT WRITING CLASS FOR WOMEN
When: Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm OR Fridays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: The studio of Nancy Peacock
Cost: $110 per month
Website:  www.NancyPeacockBooks.com

WRITING GROUP FOR WOMEN
When: Mondays (10:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Where: The studio of Nancy Peacock
Cost: $135 per month (includes a written critique of each submitted work)
Website: www.NancyPeacockBooks.com
This group is for women who are working in or who wish to work in fiction and/or memoir. Personal essays, short stories, or longer sustained works are welcome. Nancy Peacock is a published author whose first novel was chosen as a New York Times Notable.

CARRBORO DAY POETRY IN THE ROUND
When: Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm
Where: Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St.
Cost: Free
Contact: Gary Phillips, 919-444-1075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.westendpoetryfestival.org
The Carrboro Poets Council sponsors an open mic poetry reading in the round on Carrboro Day. All poets are welcome to read; we make a large circle and each poet reads one poem until the circle is complete. Then we start over. And each event on the main stage is preceded by a poetry reading. Come out and join us!

JANE AUSTEN SUMMER PROGRAM 2017
When: Thursday, June 15, 3:00 pm
Where: Hampton Inn-Chapel Hill/Carrboro, 370 E. Main St. - #100

Cost: $400 until April 2; $450 after; $250 K-12 teachers
Contact: Suzanna Geiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-848-3454
This summer more than 100 people, including Austen fans, established scholars, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and aspiring authors, will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups on Austen’s last completed novel, Persuasion. Attendees will also partake in an English tea, dance at a Regency-style ball, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The discussions will consider Austen’s last completed novel Persuasion in its historical context as well as its afterlives in fiction and film. “This year we are so pleased that Jocelyn Harris, a Persuasion expert and a delightful individual, is coming from New Zealand to join us as a key note speaker,” says Inger Brodey, co-director of the program with James Thompson. “We will also have a naval historian guide us through the mostly off-stage military dimension of the novel.”
 

CHAPEL HILL
CHAPEL HILL FRIDAY NOON POETS
When: Friday's, 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: Amity United Methodist Church, 825 Estes Dr.
Contact: Dave Manning, 919-462-3695
Informal meetings every Friday. Read your poetry or poems of others. Free parking, side entrance. All are welcome!

SCENE FROM SCREEN
When: Monday, May 1, 6:00 pm
Where: Meeting Room A, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scene-from-screen-with-ron-jackson-tickets-33700386764

Writers and poets of all persuasions: Join in discovering the joy of very short prose. Learn to spin out character snapshots, vignettes, crisp narratives, or flights of lyricism (aka prose poems). Or get down the bones of a longer piece or a new scene for your work in progress. We’ll watch an excerpt from a short film, discuss what can happen on screen and on the page, then write briefly from a prompt and from our own pulsing hearts, before doing a second round. Sharing is optional, hearing the work of your peers, a blessing. Led by Durham County regionaln rep Ron Jackson. This is the regular meeting of the Durham-Orange Counties group of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

CHAPEL HILL / CARRBORO FICTION WRITERS
When: First and Third Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Info/Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ch/C-FW is a nurturing critique group including both beginner and published fiction authors. Bi-monthly meetings include 8 total seats based on a first-come, first served RSVP process. Drafts are shared a week before the meeting and editing from copy to line is encouraged. Each attendee benefits from round robin table discussion of his/her work and multiple sets of markups. Our relaxed-fit forum includes an ongoing list of writing tips, and local workshops. Kitty Lynn, organizer. Please note: bi-monthly meetings have 2 available seats. Writers must register, submit 2700 words or less one week prior to meeting.

FLYLEAF BOOKS SECOND THURSDAY READING SERIES
When: Second Thursday of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Contact: Stan Absher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This monthly reading series is co-hosted by Stan Absher and Pam Baggett and sponsored by Flyleaf  Books. An informal get-together before the reading will begin around 6:00 at the Root Cellar, next door to Flyleaf. Please join the group for an hour of conversation. Featured readers will each read for approximately twenty minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be an open poetry mic. Please sign up to read no later than 7:00 pm.

PROMPT WRITING WITH NANCY PEACOCK
When: Second Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Prompt Writing: Serious writing begins with playful writing. Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Based on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), Wild Mind Prompt Writing: Serious writing begins with playful writing. Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word.

HILLSBOROUGH
WRITERS' WORKSHOP WITH DAVID PAYNE
When: Thursdays,  6:00-7:30 pm (Group 1); Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 pm (Group 2)
Where: Location provided upon registration

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.davidpaynebook.com
David Payne teaches two ongoing Thursday night writing workshops in Hillsborough. A member of the Founding Faculty in the Queens University of Charlotte MFA Writing Program, David has also taught and served as writer-in-residence at Bennington, Duke, Hollins, and elsewhere.  He is the author of five novels—including Early from the Dance, Ruin Creek, and Back to Wando Passo. His memoir, Barefoot to Avalon, was published by Grove Atlantic Press in August 2015. David’s Thursday evening classes—MFA-level workshops limited to six members per section—is open to committed fiction and nonfiction writers.

A FREEDOM BOOK FESTIVAL
When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Jerry M. Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Dr.
Join local authors, poets, and artists in showcasing a wealth of culture and art in the Orange County community. Including storytelling and book publishing workshops for children, an open house and book signing with local authors and visitors, and readings and recitations from authors, poets and artists. All activities are free and open to the public.

THE WOMEN'S WRITING INTENSIVE
When: Sundays, June 4-25
Where: LaVenson Press Studios, 510 Firefly Ridge
Cost: $250 (includes meals)
Register: http://lavensonpressstudios.com/register
Create a short work of fiction, memoir, or poetry by pulling your writing up from your emotional and psychological base. This workshop will supply you with tools to give your writing artistic depth. For thirteen years, The Women's Writing Intensive has led women on adventures of utilizing life-plots to make good literature, much of which is now published work. Led by Zelda Lockhart.

THE FULL-LENGTH MANUSCRIPT WORKSHOP
When: Sundays, September 10 - May 6
Where: LaVenson Press Studios, 510 Firefly Ridge
Cost: $950
Register: http://lavensonpressstudios.com/register
The Full‐Length Manuscript Workshop takes the novice and experienced writer from the blank page, through the emotional, psychological, and spiritual experience of creating raw material from a person plot while combining the unorthodox use of craft to bring the manuscript through to the first draft of a full-length literary work of fiction, memoir, or poetry.


PENDER COUNTY
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PITT COUNTY
WINTERVILLE
NCWN DOWN EAST WRITERS OF NASH-PITT-WILSON COUNTIES

When: Third Friday of the month, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: The Coffee Shack, 168 Beacon Dr.
Contact: Celestine Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The NCWN Down East Writers of Nash-Pitt-Wilson Counties will host opportunities for writers of all genres to stir up their creative juices with stimulating writing prompts, quality feedback, and occasional open-mic style readings with special guests. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network.


POLK COUNTY
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RANDOLPH  COUNTY
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ROBESON COUNTY
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ROWAN COUNTY
KANNAPOLIS
CABARRUS-ROWAN WRITER'S NIGHT OUT / OPEN MIC

When: Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm 
Where: French Express Internet and Cyber Cafe, 2087 Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Blvd. (at Rt. 29, around the corner from Planet Fitness) / https://www.facebook.com/FrenchExpressNC
Contact: Chuck Thurston, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a great venue to meet and greet with others in your craft. Typically, we share news of upcoming events of interest to writers; we discuss the status of our various projects--and of course, we always have an open mic. Come early, get a cup of something good from the French Express, and sign up for a spot to read your poetry or short prose pieces. All are welcome. This is the regional group meeting of the North Carolina Writers' Network.


RUTHERFORD COUNTY
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SCOTLAND COUNTY
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SURRY COUNTY
ELKIN
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB FOR ADULTS

When: Various Thursdays, throughout the year
Where: Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St. OR Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St.
Contact: Kasey, 336-835-5586 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Join our creative writing community! The group will meet to share ideas, receive feedback, and encourage one another in the writing process. We will meet biweekly for two hours each session.


TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY
BREVARD
LOOKING GLASS ROCK WRITERS' CONFERENCE
When: May 18-21
Where: Brevard College, One Brevard College Dr.
Contact: 828-884-8237, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.lgrwc.org
Join us for a four-day workshop conference. Featured faculty are Jane Smiley (fiction), Robert Morgan (poetry), and Sy Montgomery (nonfiction). Workshop, housing, all meals for $410.00. See our website for details.

BREVARD AUTHORS GUILD
When: Quarterly, 6:30 pm
Where: United Community Bank, Strauss Park, Asheville Hwy.
Cost: Free
Contact: Bob Brooks, 828-862-4343
Website: www.brevardauthorsguild.net
The Brevard Authors Guild supports area authors in promoting their books. This regular quarterly meeting will discuss what the experience with author forums discussing aspects of the writing and publishing process. New events will be considered. All writers and published authors are welcome. Books will be available for signing.


TYRRELL COUNTY
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UNION COUNTY
MONROE
UNION COUNTY WRITERS' CLUB
When: Third Sunday of the month, 3:00-5:000 pm
Where: Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St.
Website: www.ucwc.webs.com

Everyone is cordially invited to come by. See our website for more information.


WAKE
APEX
APEX POETRY CRITIQUE GROUP
When: First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Panera Bread, 1001 Beaver Creek Commons Dr.
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This monthly group meets on first Wednesdays to review poems and provide constructive feedback. Only for poets revising work for publication. You must send poems the Friday prior to the workshop. Sponsored by Living Poetry.

RALEIGH
WRITE NOW!
When: Saturday, April 29, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: The McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St.
Cost: $89; $75 for students with ID, seniors 65+ and retired/active-duty military personnel; $109 at the door
Contact: Donald Vaughan, Conference Director, 919-873-9833 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Info/Register: http://tafnc.com/WriteNow.html
Hosted by the Triangle Association of Freelancers. Keynotes: Sarah Smith, executive editor, Redbook Magazine ("Slush Pile Confidential"), and award-winning children's author Donna Gephart ("Everything I Know About Living a Creative Life I Learned in Kindergarten"). Additional presenters: Christina Wood ("Feature Writing: Going Beyond the 5 W's"); Corbie Hill ("How to Talk to Anyone About Anything"); Margaret Bauer ("Small Markets, Big Prestige: Selling to Literary Journals"); Jenni Hart ("More Than Magazines: Alternative Money-Making Opportunities for Nonfiction Writers"), Susan and Clay Griffith ("World-Building for Fiction Writers"); Jennifer Delamere ("Research Tips for Fiction Writers"). In addition to their keynotes, Sarah Smith will offer a craft session titled "From Good to Great: Developing Article Ideas that Sell" and Donna Gephart will present a session titled "Creating Quirky Characters from the Outside In." We also will be featuring a moderated roundtable titled "The State of Magazine Publishing Today" that will feature Sarah Smith, Margaret Bauer (NC Literary Review), Sioux Watson (Midtown Magazine), and Liza Roberts.

NEW! INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE NIGHT: TRIVIA
When: Saturday, April 29, 6:30 and 7:45 pm
Where: Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Join us on Independent Bookstore Night for a night of 1920's literary fun. Pass though our blue side door and into a speakeasy, featuring literary themed cocktails. Then test your knowledge during trivia. Literary questions can range from Harry Potter to War and Peace to Winnie-the-Pooh. Two trivia sessions will occur at 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm. We will have limited-edition Bookstore Day merchandise for sale and the Typewriter Project will be available right outside the blue door for you to share your thoughts, poems, or favorite books. Ages 21 and up; 1920s dress optional.

LGBT CENTER OF RALEIGH OPEN MIC NIGHT
When: First Saturday of the month, 7:00-10:00 pm
Where: LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St.
The LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Open Mic Night seeks to teach members of the community the power of their own voices and provide a safe place for them to express themselves. Attendees are invited to share songs, poems, personal stories, and anything interesting. They may also initiate discussions and share anything that may be on their minds. Attendees are not required to share; whether they do or not, we ask that they all respect each other’s identities, pronouns, and experiences. The Center provides pizza and soda, and guests are invited to bring more food to share.

MAIN STREET RAG OPEN MIC SERIES
When: Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
Where: So & So Books, 704 N. Person St.
Bring poems, stories, or essays to read to this Third Thursday monthly event. Twelve people will read for 5 minutes, any literary genre welcome. If you’d like to read at the Open Mic, write your name down on the list at 6:30 at So & So Books. This event is co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company and is hosted by Beth Browne, Jane K. Andrews, and Suzanne C. Miller.

TRIANGLE ASSOCIATION OF FREELANCERS
When: Last Wednesday of the month, 5:30 pm 
Where: Red Hot & Blue, 6615 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Website: http://www.tafnc.com
Contact: Donald Vaughan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Triangle Area Freelancers are a dedicated group of working freelance writers located in North Carolina’s Triangle region and surrounding communities. The majority of our members place their professional focus on nonfiction magazine articles and books, but many have also excelled at fiction, poetry, personal essays, photography, newspaper writing and more. Dinner at 5:30; the meeting officially begins at 7:00 pm. Newcomers welcome.

WONDERLAND BOOKCLUB
When: Last Friday of every month, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr. - Suite 106
Website: http://www.meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub/
Cost: Free

Now going into its ninth year, Wonderland Book Club features a monthly author guest and is especially helpful for aspiring writers who want to know more about the craft of writing by meeting a published author. We have regular members who are both writers and readers who love good writing and who love to meet a new author every month—we cover the genres of fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, memoir, non-fiction and poetry. The Wonderland Book Club is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network and is the monthly meeting of the NCWN Wake County Region. Lunch follows the meeting at Vivace at North Hills.

WAKE FOREST
WAKE STORYTELLING CIRCLE
When: One Sunday per month, usually third Sunday
Where: Morning Glory, 523 Wait Ave.
Information: Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 919-610-1483
Whether we are sitting around the kitchen table or speaking at a conference, the world is filled with stories. The Storytellers Book Store hosts The Northern Wake Storytelling Circle, a open group of storytellers, students and listeners, who love a good story. Facilitated by Claire Ramsey.

WRITERS' DAY RETREAT
When: Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Rolling View Community Building, Falls Lake Recreational Park
Cost: $30 (members) / $40 (non-members)
Register: Donna Campbell Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This fifth-annual day retreat open with coffee and donuts and a meet-and-greet. The day will include workshops, writing time, and readings all on the shore of the lake and surrounded by nature. Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain will be the guest speaker. The title of her presentation is "How a Social Worker became a New York Times Bestselling Novelist in Only Thirty Years." Deana Vassar, who is an Amherst Writers and Artists Facilitator and award-winning writer, will close the day with her presentation, “The Amherst Method, Creating a Safe Environment for the Writer.” There is a $6/car fee to enter the park. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council.


WATAUGA COUNTY
BOONE
HIGH COUNTRY WRITERS WORKSHOP
When: First Thursday of the month, 10:00 am
Where: Blue Ridge ArtSpace, 377 Shadowline Dr.
Contact: Anita Laymon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Judith Geary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Workshops devoted to skills training.

HIGH COUNTRY WRITERS
When: Second and fourth Thursdays, 10:00 am
Where: Watauga County Library, 140 Queen St.
Contact: Anita Laymon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Noyes Capehart, cThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The second Thursday is devoted to a program and the fourth Thursday is used to critique a manuscript of a member. Meetings are open to the public.


WAYNE COUNTY
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WILKES COUNTY
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WILSON COUNTY
WILSON

NCWN DOWN EAST WRITERS OF NASH-PITT-WILSON COUNTIES
When: Third Saturdays of the month, 10:00-11:00 am
Where: Say Yum Yum Ice Cream and Deli, 408 Nash St. NE
Contact: Celestine  Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.252-526-7353 or or Toshika Johnson Smith, 252-363-8480
The NCWN Down East Writers of Nash-Pitt-Wilson Counties will host opportunities for writers of all genres to stir up their creative juices with stimulating writing prompts, quality feedback, and occasional open-mic style readings with special guests. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network and co-hosted by Vision Community Theatre Group, Inc.


YADKIN COUNTY
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YANCEY COUNTY
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ONLINE
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OTHER STATES
GEORGIA
WRITERS’ NIGHT OUT

When: Second Fridays, 7:00 pm (April through November)
Where: Union County Community Center, 129 Union County Recreation Rd., Blairsville Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Karen Paul Holmes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Featured reader plus open mic. Food/drink available for purchase starting at 6:00 pm. Also serves writers in the bordering NC counties of Cherokee and Clay.

MARYLAND
CHESAPEAKE WRITERS CONFERENCE

When: June 18-24
Where: St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City
Cost: Varies
Info/Register: http://www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference
The 6th Chesapeake Writers’ Conference hosts writers at all levels of experience for a rich week of lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We’ll again offer a workshop designed for high school-aged youth; this will be a multi-genre course in which participants try their hand at a range of writing genres and styles. All conference workshops are led by exemplary faculty. Course credit for those enrolled in a degree program is also available.

MASSACHUSETTS
MARTHA'S VINEYEARD INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE WRITING

When: July 9-22
Where: Martha's Vineyard
Info/Register: http://www.mvicw.com
The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing was founded in order to give writers the opportunity to develop their craft among established authors. The Institute offers a comprehensive week-long focus on writing, providing writers with the necessary time to devote to their art, in the idyllic setting of the Vineyard. Each summer, we invite award-winning authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty from around the country to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with individuals, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing.

SOUTH CAROLINA
THE WRITING SHOW: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS

When: Second Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters, 151 S. Church St., Spartanburg
Website: http://www.hubcity.org/events/2014/the-writing-show-social-media-for-writers#sthash.Bsutq1lC.dpbs
A casual, talk-show format panel on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and more with these featured panelists: Marybeth Whalen, Charlotte novelist and co-founder of She Reads; Anna Sutton, marketing assistant at John F. Blair, Publisher; Marlanda Dekine of Spoken Word Spartanburg; and Meg Reid, Hub City Writers Project Assistant Director. Moderated by novelist and blogger Leslie Pietrzyk, a member of the Converse MFA faculty. The Writing Show takes place each month on Thursdays between January and May. This educational series is inspired by a long-running and popular program created by the James River Writers of Richmond, Va. These evenings are an opportunity to network, get your questions asked, and to go behind the scenes in the sometimes-complex world of publishing. All events are free and open to the public.

WRITERS' NIGHT OUT
When: First Tuesday of every month, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Hub City Bookshop, 186 W. Main St., Spartanburg
Cost: Free Contact: Rachel Richardson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Writers' Night Out is an ongoing writers' group open to anyone in the community, meeting regularly on the first Tuesday of the month. The goal of the group is to build a community of writers in the Upstate. We talk about writing and writing opportunities. We write. We share our writing. We grow as writers.

WRITERS' RETREAT
When: May 18-21
Where: Folly Beach, SC
Cost: Varies
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Info/Register: www.twwoa.org

The Writers’ Workshop is hosting its 20th Annual Writers’ Retreat at Folly Beach, SC, from May 18-21. It is open to a small group of beginning or experienced writers, and is an ideal place to relax, write and review participant’s work. Daily sessions in fiction, creative nonfiction and memoirs will be led by The Writers’ Workshop instructors. Participants stay at a beach house near the ocean. The all-inclusive rate (except for meals) is $495 for a private room, or $450 shared. The commuter rate is $55 per day.


OTHER COUNTRIES
SLS GEORGIA 2017
When: July 31 - August 13
Where: Tbilisi, Georgia
Cost: $1,950
Register: http://sumlitsem.org/apply
Summer Literary Seminars is excited to announce our first program in beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia. Our base in Tbilisi will be the Writer’s House of Georgia, an Art Nouveau mansion and cultural centre. For the intensive workshops, our faculty includes such luminaries as Maaza Mengiste, Josip Novakovich, and Ariana Reines, with others to be announced shortly. Airfare and accomodations not included in cost above.]

 
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