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Online Series

The North Carolina Writers' Network offers online classes in June, October, and December through March. Register for upcoming classes below, or scroll down and click on links to view archived video of select past sessions (log-in required to view videos).




Wednesday, May 20, 2020
"Revealing Character Through Dialogue" (Fiction) with Xhenet Aliu

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
"From Monologues to Stump Speeches—The Importance of the Inciting Incident" (Playwriting) with Raegan Payne

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
"Persuasive Writing" with Gregory F. Augustine Pierce

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
"Finding Your Voice" (Fiction) with Jacinda Townsend
Registration is open!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
"Write to Fight" (Creative Nonfiction) with Tessie Castillo
Registration opens in December!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
"Publishing (TBD)" with Dennis Lloyd
Registration opens in January!

Thursday, March 11, 2021
"TBD" (Poetry) with Ina Cariño
Registration opens in February!

More 2021 dates announced soon!


Thursday, June 20, 2019
"Nature Writing in Your Own Backyard" with Kelly Smith Trimble

Thursday, October 17, 2019
"Creating the Structure to Carry the Story" (Creative Nonfiction) with Dani McClain

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
"Techniques for Writing Your First Book" with Shelia P. Moses

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
"Balancing the Concrete and Conceptual" (Poetry) with Gideon Young

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
"Vivid Landscapes, Unpredictable Characters, Unforgettable Stories" (Fiction) with George Hovis

Thursday, March 19, 2020
"Marketing for Authors: 5 Things You Need to do Right Now to Grow Your Audience" with Lauren Faulkenberry of Blue Crow Publishing



"Writing for Children" with Susie Wilde

"Screenwriting" with Ellen Shepard

"Small Press Publishing: Behind the Scenes" with Luke Hankins

"Hush: Writing the Quiet Poem" with Leila Chatti



"Self-Publishing Basics for Authors" with SP Rankin

"Materials of Realism (Fiction)" with W. Andrew Ewell

"Whither Small Press?" with Jason T. Graves
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"Micropoetry: the Ritual of Chiseling Words!" with Crystal Simone Smith



"Indie Publishing" with Danny Bernstein

"The Tao of Self-Doubt" with Malcolm Campbell

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Poetry)" with Gabrielle Freeman

"How to Be a Rock Star at PR" with Alice Osborn
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