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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
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
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ALLEGHANY COUNTY
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ANSON COUNTY
WADESBORO
ANSON COUNTY WRITERS' CLUB

When: Fourth Sunday of the month, 3:00 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall, 208 S. Green St.
Website: http://www.ansoncountywritersclub.org
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Anson County Writers' Club has been in existence since 1989. The Anson County Writers' Club fosters the art of writing in Anson County through support, awareness and recognition of all writers—from the beginner to the published author. This is accomplished through regular meetings, workshops, lectures and readings; through our annual contests in prose and poetry culminating in a public awards ceremony; and through our grant program.


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: Diana Renfro, 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 Diana know if you'd like to sign up for your 5-minute slot.


BEAUFORT COUNTY
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY
CAROLINA SHORES
SOUTH BRUNSWICK NCWN
When: First Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm
Where: Southwest Brunswick Branch, Brunswick County Library, 9400 Ocean Hwy W.
Contact: Joan Leotta, regional rep, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meetings open to all, bring your friends. We invite speakers and or/discuss aspects of writing that group members have recommended. This is a monthly event put on by the North Carolina Writers' Network.


BUNCOMBE COUNTY
ASHEVILLE

THOMAS WOLFE SOCIETY
When: May 27-28
Where: Four Points Downtown Asheville Sheraton, 22 Woodfin St.
Website: https://thomaswolfe.org
Save the date! More information coming soon.

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORIALS
When: Ongoing
Where: Online
Cost: $35 p/hour, $50 for 2 hours
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.twwoa.org
The Writers' Workshop of Asheville is offering one-on-one tutorials for any writer, regardless of experience. Whether you need help getting started and sticking to a schedule, or how to polish your work for publication, we're here to help.

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.

FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM
When: Various dates in spring
Where: 5 Covington St.
Cost: Varies
Website: www.flatironwritersroom.com

The Flatiron Writers Room offers space for classes, workshops, and writing-related events, as well as co-working space for individual writers. They provide high-quality classes and workshops on both craft and the business of writing.

MAY MEETING OF THOMAS WOLFE SOCIETY
When: May 27-19
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown
Cost: Varies
Contact: Rebecca Godwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hotel Reservations: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1628538262503&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Save the dates.

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.

2022 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.


BURKE COUNTY
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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: Vincent James Vezza, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Member readings and publishing progress updates are encouraged in an open mic format. Time permitting, members are invited to focus on one aspect of their writing in a roundtable discussion. Several meetings feature guest authors, editors, publishers, and writing association presenters. There is no fee for the meeting. Great coffee, other beverages, and pastries are available off the menu. Join colleagues for a fun filled writers’ night out.  This is a monthly event  put on by the North Carolina Writers' Network.


CAMDEN COUNTY
Know of a literary event 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: First and Third Thursdays (mostly), 3:00-5:00 pm (no July meeting)
Where: Zoom, sometimes in-person
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.

MOREHEAD CITY
CARTERET WRITERS
When: Second Friday of the month, 12:00-3:00 pm
Where: Bryant Student Center and Sweet Beans café, Carteret Community College, 3505 Arendell St.
Cost: Free
Contact: Stanley Trice, president, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.carteretwriters.org
Carteret Writers is resuming in-person events. The group welcomes new members and attendees at upcoming monthly gatherings from December 2021 through April 2022.


CASWELL COUNTY
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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 the month, 6:30 pm
Where: Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, 29 2nd St NW
Cost: Free
Contact: Scott Owens, 828-234-4266 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NCWN Regional Rep for the Central Foothills, Scott Owens, hosts this free monthly event at his coffeeshop. A limited pen mic follows a featured reading. The 2022 featured readers are as follows:

    • May 10: Pat Rivere-Seel, poet and past NC Poetry Society Distinguished Poet, Western Division
    • June 14: Tim Peeler, author of 17 books on poetry and baseball
    • July 12: Scott Owens, poet, professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University
    • August 9: Joseph Mills, author, professor at NC School of the Arts
    • September 15: Paul Jones, poet and VP of the NCWN Board of Trustees
    • October 11: Joan Barasovska, poet
    • November 8: TBD
    • December 13: TBD

CHATHAM COUNTY
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
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CHOWAN COUNTY
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CLAY COUNTY
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CLEVELAND COUNTY
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CRAVEN COUNTY
NEW BERN
THE NEXUS POETS

When: First Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Unitarian Fellowship, 308 Meadows St. (also streamed on Zoom)
Cost: Free
Contact: Sam Love, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.nexuspoets.com

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! Please check website in case we have to shift the date.


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.


DARE COUNTY
SOUTHERN SHORES
ALBEMARLE / OBX REGIONAL NCWN MEETING

When: Third Wednesday of the month, 12:00 pm
Where: Duck Woods Country Club, 50 S. Dogwood Tr.
Contact: Wade Hopkin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Critiques and discussions about the art and craft of writing. We welcome new attendees.


DAVIE COUNTY
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DUPLIN COUNTY
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DURHAM COUNTY
DURHAM

MONDAY NIGHT WRITERS
When: Every other Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Zoom (for now) / In-Person in Durham (eventually)
Cost: Please inquire for pricing
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://allisonkirkland.com

Since March, 2019, Allison Kirkland has been leading a rigorous and collaborative writing workshop for women writers. During these sessions, participants workshop each other's writing (fiction, nonfiction) and also provide support and accountability. Allison was recently named an Ella Pratt Emerging Artist by the Durham Arts Council.

DURHAM WRITERS SALON
When: Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 pm
Where: Zoom (for now) / In-Person in Durham (eventually)
Cost: Pay-what-you-can (for now); contact for details
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: https://www.allisonkirkland.com/durhamwriterssalon

Each week, we’ll spend an hour together over Zoom. I’ll begin by welcoming everyone and offering a choice of two writing prompts. We’ll take 25 minutes to write, followed by a 5-minute break. The remaining time will be devoted to sharing our work and being in community. Each session is a little bit different, and all of them are creative and fun. All experience levels are welcome. Led by Allison Kirkland, recently named an Ella Pratt Emerging Artist by the Durham Arts Council.

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 and provide constructive feedback. Due to the pandemic, they're meeting online but will be back in the library as soon as possible. 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.


FORSYTH

WINSTON-SALEM
COME TOGETHER!
When: Wednesday, April 27
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies per program
Info/Register: https://sibaweb.com/event/ComeTogetherApril
Join us for an in-person “Come Together” celebration of our amazingly creative and resilient SIBA bookselling community. Including bookstore tours; reception; noir readings; a visit to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum; and more.

4 ON 4TH LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT
When: Wednesdays in the spring, 7:00 pm
Where: Bookmarks, 634 W. 4th St. - #110
Cost: Free
Come and hear from local authors from the Triad area! It's a great free, in-person event to meet local authors. Stay turned for authors to be announced. 4 on 4th is a monthly event in the bookstore, co-hosted by Winston-Salem Writers, featuring four local authors.

REMEMBERING LUCY BRAMLETTE PATTERSON (1865-1942)
When: April
Where: North Carolina Collection, Central Library, 660 W. 5th St.
An exhibit honoring "Our Lady of Letters." One of the components of Patterson’s work was promoting Southern writers through an annual award and holding annual writer solons at her home. She was also involved with helping create 39 traveling libraries to get books into the hands of rural residents, mostly women. And she was a prolific writer as a magazine columnist.

RED BIRD WRITING WORKSHOPS
When: Various dates in spring
Where: Delurk Galery, 207 W. 6th St.
Cost: $210
Info/Register: https://www.redbirdwriters.org

At Red Bird Writers Workshop, we help people take their writing to the next level. Our small, intimate workshops are designed to give writers the opportunity to rethink and reimagine their work as they develop skills and knowledge. Workshops led by Adam Fagin, poet and professor at High Point University. As follows:

    • Open-Genre Workshop 1, Wednesdays, April 27 - June 8, 6:00-8:00 pm
    • Open-Genre Workshop 2, Sundays, May 1 - June 12, 4:00-6:00 pm

FRANKLIN COUNTY
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GASTON COUNTY
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GUILFORD COUNTY
GREENSBORO

PLAYWRIGHTS FORUM MEETING
When: Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 pm
Where: Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. (also via Zoom)
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 $40 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.

BENJAMIN BARDS: A POETRY WORKSHOP
When: Third Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway
Cost: Free
Register: 336-373-7540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join us once a month for a free discussion based workshop for poets of all skill levels from teens to adults. Learn about forms and techniques, read and study published authors, and bring and share your own works for constructive criticism. Each month we will focus on different topics or give you a chance to work on revisions. You may join virtually or in-person! 

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.
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HARNETT COUNTY
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HAYWOOD COUNTY
Know of a literary event happening in Haywood 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.


HENDERSON COUNTY
HENDERSONVILLE
BLUE RIDGE WRITERS GROUP
When: First and Third Mondays, 2:00 pm
Where: Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center, 708 S. Grove St.
Cost: $2
Contact: Bob Brooks, 828-489-1343

A friendly critique group for writers at all stages of the craft. We focus on the creative process of writing and are open to writers of all genres, styles, targets, and expertise. The group meets 1st and 3rd Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. A writer gets about 20 min for reading and comments. The writer may choose to hand out copies of his or her work (up to 6 pages) to facilitate feedback and read aloud to enlist the ear in feedback. In a positive and constructive fashion, writers in the group suggest areas of strength and possibilities for improvement. Stop in and test the waters. Reading is optional.

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.


IREDELL COUNTY
STATESVILLE
IREDELL COUNTY WRITERS GROUP

When: First Tuesday of the month, 11:00 am
Where: Iredell County Public Library, 201 N. Tradd St. - Conference Rm.
Contact: Billie-Fae Gerard Gill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published and unpublished writers are welcome to participate. Outside speakers and regular learning opportunities available. Work will be critqued upon request. Currently averaging twelve writers per meeting.


JACKSON COUNTY
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JOHNSTON COUNTY
SELMA
SELMA OPEN MIC

When: Last Friday of the month, 6:00 pm
Where: 124 N. Raiford St.
Cost: Free
Chantilly Lucas returns as our beloved emcee. The theme of the open mic is "I Heart Selma" because the community is decorating all the downtown shop windows between Jan. 6 and Valentine's Day in honor of "love" and word is, there's a new mural by five local artists that is about to be unveiled the first week of February. So get ready to share your stories, poems, songs and instrumentals -- even karaoke -- on the theme of love!


LEE COUNTY
SANFORD
NEW! THE UNSPOKEN WORD: OPEN MIC SPOKEN WORD AND POETRY
When: Wednesday, April 27, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Lee County Arts Council, 142 S. Steele St.
Cost: Free
Organized by Kimia Collons and Derrick Washington, founders of Lee County Cultural Arts. Open to the public!


LENOIR COUNTY
KINSTON
NRL WRITERS' GROUP

When: Second Mondays of the month, 6:00 pm
Where: Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St.
Contact: Chanda Platania at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 or 252-527-7066 ext. 140
Cost: Our meetings are free and open to the public!
We share ideas, short stories, and assign writing prompts to hone our skills each month.


LINCOLN COUNTY
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MACON COUNTY

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MADISON COUNTY
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MCDOWELL COUNTY
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MECKLENBURG COUNTY
CHARLOTTE

NEW! LIT UP!
When: Friday, May 6, 6:00 pm
Where: Midwood International & Cultural Center Auditorium, 1817 Central Ave.
Cost: Free (members)
Info/Register: https://www.charlottelit.org/litup2022
A members-only appreciation event featuring Ron Rash; the launch of Litmosphere: Journal of Charlotte Lit; and recognition of the winners and finalists of the inaugural Lit/South Awards.

CWC CENTENNIAL SUNDAY AT THE MINT ON RANDOLPH
When: Sunday, May 22, 4:30 pm
Where: The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd.
Cost: Free (members) / $40 (non-members)
Info/Register: https://charlottewritersclub.org/2022_cwc_centennial
Join the Charlotte Writers Club in celebrating 100 years of supporting, educating, and promoting local writers. Ruth Moose will lead the workshop, "Why the Short Story!" Dannye Romine Powell will give the Keynote Address.

WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION
When: Wednesday, May 20, 6:00 pm
Where: Charlotte Center for the Literary Arts, 1817 Central Ave. - Studio 2
Cost: Free (registration required)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Info/Register: https://www.charlottelit.org/wednesdays
Paula Martinac will read from and discuss her new novel Dear Miss Cushman. Dear Miss Cushman is Martinac’s latest piece of historical fiction. Set in 1850s Manhattan, a young actress finds herself in a gender-bending role on stage that helps her find the courage to reject an arranged marriage and hopefully find love on her own terms.'

PEN TO PAPER
When: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 am
Where: Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Ave. - Rm. 302
Cost: Free
Are you a writer or aspiring writer looking for an intentional and supportive writing community? A group that prompts and propels you? People to help you get unstuck? Someone to ask questions? Help in developing a regular writing practice? Charlotte Lit’s “Pen to Paper” is a weekly gathering for aspiring writers: anyone who is starting (or restarting) to write, or established writers who want the learning and growth that comes with wise guidance and group support. “Pen to Paper” is led by author Megan Rich.

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 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).

THE CHARLOTTE POETRY COLLECTIVE
When: Second Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: C3 Lab, 2525 Distribution St.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: https://m.facebook.com/TheCharlottePoetryCollective

A new, free critique group!

CHARLOTTE WRITERS' CLUB THIRD TUESDAYS
When: Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd. - Rm. 104
Website: www.charlottewritersclub.org/home

Charlotte Writers' Club 3rd Tuesday monthly meeting. Guests welcome. Since 1922 Charlotte Writers' Club, "Celebrating the Written Word."

CHARLOTTE LIT – CLASSES
When: Spring
Where: Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Ave. - Rm. 208
Cost: Varies
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Info/Register: https://www.charlottelit.org

Charlotte Lit offers craft classes for writers and arts-based classes for everyone, led by some of the area's best writers and teachers. See website for current course listing.

HUNTERSVILLE
WATERBEAN POETRY NIGHT AT THE MIC
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Waterbean Coffee, Northcross Shopping Center, 9705 Sam Furr Rd., Unit A
Cost: Free
Contact: Leslie M. Rupracht, Host and Co-founder, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details: Facebook | Instagram
Inclusive public event. Featured Program (reading and book sales/signings by 1–2 poets). Open Mic follows (sign-up in person by 7:00 pm). Face masks required by Mecklenburg County COVID mandate until further notice. NEW as of Oct 2021: Explore the Tiny Tabletop Library of free poetry books and journals.


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
SOUTHERN PINES
PAGES OF THE PINES FESTIVAL

When: Saturday, May 14, 6:00 pm
Where: The Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave.
Cost: Free (attendees) / $20 (vendors)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
/ 910-692-8235 ext. 4220
Are you a writer local to the Piedmont region of North Carolina? Have you self-published or traditionally published a book? Sell your books, increase your visibility as an author, and connect with fellow writers at the first Pages of the Pines, A Festival of Books Celebrating Local Authors at the Southern Pines Public Library. The public is encouraged "read local" by buying books written right here in the community.


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
PORT CITY PLAYWRIGHTS' PROJECT
When: Two Saturdays a month, 11:30 am
Where: Online
Contact: Kayla Hager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: https://portcityplaywrights.wordpress.com/
Port City Playwrights' Project, a community of writers for stage and screen, meets twice a month to read members' scripts and offer constructive feedback in a spirit of mutual support. Our meetings feature lively discussions and will focus on plays in development for upcoming productions. Newcomers at any experience level are always welcome.


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
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ONSLOW COUNTY
TOPSAIL WRITERS
HOLLY RIDGE

When: Contact for next meeting time
Where: 4 C's Java, 1601 E. Ocean Hwy.
Cost: Free
Contact: Edward Wills, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
, 910-554-1374
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Topsail-Writers

Are you an author, blogger, or writer of any sort? Do you want to become one? If so, you are invited to join your peers at Topsail Writers. The group is made of published authors, students, and those beginning to explore writing careers. Meetings typically last for two hours with the first hour reserved for a discussion of a writing-related topic and the second for communal writing time. Participants are encouraged to bring a computer.


ORANGE COUNTY
CARRBORO
JANE AUSTEN SUMMER PROGRAM
When: Thursday, June 16, 10:00 am
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill-Carrboro/Downtown, 370 East Main St. - Unit 100
Cost: $250-$465
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Info/Register: https://www.janeaustensummer.org/jasp-2022
The Jane Austen Summer Program is a four-day symposium (June 16-19) exploring Jane Austen through lectures, workshops, small-group discussions and other activities. Each year we focus on one of Jane Austen’s works. Our 2022 theme is “Austen & Shakespeare.” We will be reading Mansfield Park as well as All's Well That Ends Well and King Lear. Readers, writers, teachers and scholars will hear from expert speakers, engage in discussion groups, partake in an English tea, solve a Regency murder mystery, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, visit special exhibits and participate in hands-on workshops tailored to the conference.

CHAPEL HILL
SOUTH WRITE LARGE
When: Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 pm
Where: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
South Writ Large will launch its anthology South Writ Large: Stories, Arts, and Ideas from the Global South (Center for the Study of the American South, 2022). The anthology is made up of 35 literary and artistic contributions—a snapshot of the hundreds of pieces published in South Writ Large over the past 10 years.

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--and a memoir, Barefoot to Avalon, published by Grove Atlantic Press. David’s Thursday evening classes—MFA-level workshops limited to six members per section—is open to fiction and nonfiction writers.

WRITING CLASSES
When: Various dates
Where: Orange County Arts Commission / Eno Arts Mill Gallery, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd. - Suite #17
Cost: Varies
Info/Register: https://artsorange.org/enomill/classes

The Orange County Arts Commission offers writing classes at the Eno Arts Mill Gallery. See website for details.


PENDER COUNTY
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PERQUIMANS COUNTY
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PITT COUNTY
FOUNTAIN
BO-BERRY BISCUIT EVENT CELEBRATING MARTY SILVERTHORNE

When: Saturday, May 21, 10:30 am
Where: R.A. Fountain, 6754 E. Wilson St.
Cost: Free ($10 for lunch)
Contact: Marsha Warren, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In his collection Collected Poems of Marty Silverthorne, he includes his poem "Bogjangles Bo-Berry Biscuits," so we'll start the day with Bojangles Bo-Berry Biscuts and coffee, in honor of Marty, who passed away in November, 2019. There will be special dramatic readings, fellowship, and music. Marty's collection will be available for purchase.

GREENVILLE
NCWN DOWN EAST WRITERS OF NASH-PITT-WILSON COUNTIES

When: Third Saturday of the month, 10 :00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: The Great Harvest Bread Company, 2803 Evans St.
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. This is a monthly event  put on by the North Carolina Writers' Network.


POLK COUNTY
TRYON
POETRY UNDER THE STARS
When: Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 pm
Where: Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC 28782
Cost:$10
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.tryonarts.org
Poetry read by Kathy Ackerman, Skye Barkschat, Donna Beal, Nancy Holmes, Greg Lobas, Lee Mink, and the evening’s host, Lee Stockdale. It’s not officially spring until you’ve been to Poetry Under the Stars, at the TFAC amphitheater, with the Foothills in the background like a Big Bus waiting to take you places you’ve never been, where only these poets can take you.


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: Vincent Vezza, 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. Keep up to date by following the blog at www.albertoperez.co/guild.html. Members have their short stories, poetry and other work listed for others to enjoy. This is a monthly event  put on by the North Carolina Writers' Network.


RUTHERFORD COUNTY
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SCOTLAND COUNTY
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STANLY COUNTY
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SURRY COUNTY
MT. AIRY
AUTHOR DRAFT OPEN MIC

When: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: 449 N. Andy Griffith Hwy - Ste. 800
Contact: 336-755-2158
We welcome all authors and genres. All readers and listeners are welcome. Readers will be given 5 minutes to read. We will start at 7:00 pm and try to allow all authors to read. We will limit to 15 readers.


SWAIN COUNTY
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TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY
BREVARD
LOOKING GLASS ROCK WRITERS' CONFERENCE
When: May 19-22
Location: Brevard College
Cost: $550 (with housing) / $450 (without housing)
Info/Register: https://www.lgrwc.org/apply

Exploring the theme “A Sense of Place," small select groups of conference attendees experience working under the guidance of notable writers. Faculty includes Alison Hawthorne Deming (Nonfiction); Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Poetry); and Crystal Wilkinson (Fiction).

THE TRANSYLVANIA WRITERS ALLIANCE
When: First and Third Tuesdays
Where: Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St., Brevard
Contact: Betty O. Taylor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We meet for two hours to critique one another's work and to share publishing opportunities. We would like more writers to join us: we have poets, science fiction writers, essayists, memoirists, nonfiction, academic writers, and fiction.


TYRRELL COUNTY
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UNION COUNTY
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WAKE COUNTY
CARY
CARY PLAYWRIGHTS FORUM
When: Third Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Join us to give and receive feedback on your scripts-in-progress in a supportive environment. We also encourage actors to attend! Meetings will include discussions on playwriting topics. If you are interested in having your play read out loud for feedback, please e-mail a 10-minute excerpt of your script to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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RALEIGH
WRITING THE SENSES AT NC MUSEUM OF ART
When: Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm
Where: NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Cost: $65
Info/Register: https://www.redbudwriting.org/oneday-events/nc-museum-workshop
Spend your Sunday at the North Carolina Museum of Art engaging your senses! In this class, writer Julia Ridley Smith will lead you to look closely at selected artworks, then write about what you see, using simple prompts. We'll discuss how what we see in the artworks stimulates us to imagine beyond the visual, inspiring us to create imagery that engages all five senses. Hosted by the Redbud Writing Project.

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.

WONDERLAND BOOKCLUB
When: Last Friday of every month (but please check our site for some date variations), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Quail Ridge Books, North Hills, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Website: http://www.meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub/
Cost: Free and open to the public

Now going into its twelfth 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 and having a worthy discussion with them. Read the book and then meet the 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. In 2020, we will cover the genres of fiction, memoir, and nonfiction. The Wonderland Book Club is hosted by Alice Osborn and is the monthly meeting of the NCWN Wake County region of the North Carolina Writers' Network. Lunch follows the meeting (Dutch treat) at Vivace at North Hills. Sign up for free at our Meetup site. We are open to the public and welcome all!

HEART OF CAROLINA ROMANCE WRITERS
When: Second Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm
Where: ECPI University, 4101 Doie Cope Rd.
Cost: First two meetings free; then, $30 annual dues
Contact: Susan Chapek, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.HeartofCarolina.org

Arm your Fiction with Facts! Presenter Harvey Webb is going to demonstrate the types and uses of weapons that we rely on in our fiction to promote our characters’ conflicts. He will bring props for us to handle so we can get the feel of the weapons our characters might use and he will arm us with informational details that will make our fiction more realistic and believable.

WRITE NOW!
When: Saturday, April 30
Where: McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University
Cost: Varies
Info/Register: https://tafnc.com/writenow

In-person. Keynote Presenters: 2012 Piedmont Laureate Kelly Starling Lyons; journalist and UNCW creative nonfiction instructor Philip Gerard. Other presenters include Sandra Gutierrez, Mur Lafferty, Ursula Vernon, and Cat Warren. Hosted by the Triangle Association of Freelancers.

NEW! KAKALAK POETRY EVENT
When: Sunday, May 15, 2:00 pm
Where: Quail Ridge B oaks, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Cost: Free
Contact: Rebecca Doel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: https://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/kakalak22

An afternoon of poetry featuring local contributors to Kakalak 2021, a collection of poetry and art about or in the spirit of the Carolinas.

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.


WATAUGA COUNTY
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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
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CELEBRATION
When: Thursday, April 28, 10:30 am
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Carroll Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
to receive the Zoom link
Mountain Wordsmiths will welcome Glenda Beall, who will honor the late poets Kathryn Stripling Byer and Nancy Simpson. In lieu of Open Mic, during the program, all attendees are encouraged to read a favorite poem or one they have written.

WINSTON-SALEM WRITERS WORKSHOPS
When: Various dates in spring, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $15 (members) / $25 (non-members)
The Winston-Salem Writers are excited to bring back two favorite faculty members for online workshops this spring. As follows:

  • Saturday, May 7, “Art-I-Facts: Shaping the Raw Material of Family History" with Rebecca McClanahan
  • Saturday, May 14, “Making the Transition from Writer to Author" with Whitney Scharer

MEMOIR/HYBRID WRITING INTENSIVE
When: Wednesdays, June 1-29, 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $250
Info/Register: https://scuppernongeditions.com/memoir-hybrid-writing-intensive-with-laurie-stone
This workshop on writing memoir has good news and bad news. The good news is you can use things that have happened in your life as prompts for writing that will engage other readers. The news that may come as a disappointment is that the reader will not care about the things you relay because they have, in reality, happened or because they happened to you. A story worth telling is not about what happened. It’s about what the narrator makes of what happened. This workshop invites writers interested in the craft and form of writing sentences that seduce readers into continuing to read. Led by Laurie Stone and hosted by Scuppernong Books.

CAVE CANEM REUNION WORKSHOPS
When: June 14-18
Where: Online
Info/Register: https://cavecanempoets.org/25thanniversary/reunion-workshops

As part of the 25th Anniversary Reunion, Cave Canem fellows, alumni, and faculty are invited to register for one-session workshops. Instructors include Vievee Francis, Lenard D. Moore, Tracie Morris, Carl Phillips, and more.

WRITING GROUP FOR WOMEN
When: Mondays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $145 per month 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:  Coming soon!
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 the author of the novels Life Without Water (chosen as a New York Times Notable), Home Across the Road, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, and the memoir A Broom of One's Own (five stars from Cheryl Strayed).

WOMEN'S MONDAY NIGHT WRITERS WORKSHOP
When: 6:30-8:30 pm every other Monday evening

Where: Online
Cost: $35 per session
Contact: Allison Kirkland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.allisonkirkland.com
Since March, 2019, Allison Kirkland has been leading and facilitating a rigorous and collaborative women’s workshop that meets every other Monday evening. During these sessions, we workshop each others fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and also provide support and accountability. It’s a great fit for writers who are working on long term projects or who benefit from community. This workshop is open to women and women-identifying local writers of any genre. At the moment this workshop is conducted via Zoom. (Note: This is recommended for writers in the Triangle area because eventually Allison hopes to transition the group back to in-person classes, but for the foreseeable 6 months, she is taking new members from anywhere in North Carolina.)

EIGHT WEEK PROMPT WRITING CLASS - COED
When: Tuesdays (10:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Where: Zoom
Cost: $235 for eight-week class
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: Coming soon!
Prompt Writing: serious writing begins with playful writing. Writing weekly from prompts with a group of writers will help you play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Led by Nancy Peacock.

WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP
When: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Jonathan Giles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or 919-632-0696 (text preferred)
Bi-weekly critiques, once a month Writers Cafe and Craft of Writing sessions.

CRAFT: AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION
When: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
Where: https://www.crowdcast.io/denisekiernan
Hosted by Denise Kiernan and Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe.

TRIANGLE SCREENWRITERS GROUP
When: Second Wednesday and Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Jim McQuaid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://trianglefilmmaking.com/tfc-screenwriters-group
A free group for screenwriters that provides feedback on work and community of fellow writers (and filmmakers). The group is currently moderated by Jim McQuaid and N.C. Jones. Anyone may attend at any time. The best way to join is to get on the email list, which is managed by moderator Jim McQuaid. Jim sends out a meeting reminder a week or so prior to every meeting which contains the room number for the upcoming meeting. Note that we share everyone’s email address to enable direct and informal connections within the group. All members are required to sign our “covenant” of rules which govern our meetings. Basically it means that everyone behaves like an adult and that suggestions for another’s script are freely given. You can download the form below. Physical copies are available at the meeting as well. 

WRITERS’ NIGHT OUT
When: Second Fridays, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Online
Contact: Karen Paul Holmes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or Glenda Beall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Featured reader and craft talk, plus open mic. Serving all members of NCWN and their guests.

TRIANGLE ASSOCIATION OF FREELANCERS
When: Last Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm   (No November or December meeting)
Where: Online
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. Newcomers welcome.

OPEN MIC NIGHT
When: Every Thursday
Where: Online
Info/Submit: https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaTheatre

The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro believes that in these difficult times it is more important than ever to connect with one other. As part of their effort to bring our community together, support local artists, and showcase the amazing talent all around us, theye are hosting virtual open mics! Each Thursday, join online for a FREE virtual concert! Tip artists virtually for their performance, and tell them who you want to see perform LIVE at The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro! Interested in participating? Amateurs and professionals welcome! Singers, instrumentalists, beatboxers, spoken word artists, now is your time to shine! Each week, we’ll stream video submissions to our 35,000 fans! Get tips, exposure, and create JOY in this time of isolation.

POETRY CRITIQUE GROUP
When: Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Jonathan Giles, 919-632-0696 (text preferred) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bi-weekly poetry critiques; once a month featured poets and themed open mics. E-mail Jonathan for access.

JOHNSTON COUNTY WRITERS
When: Second Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
Where: Online
Contact: Cindy Brookshire, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We are working novelists, poets, journalists, creative writing teachers, business writers and storytellers in Johnston County. Our members have ranged from a teenager publishing her first book to a cowboy poet performing at open mics. Come to our virtual meetings! Contact Cindy for meeting log-in info.
 

THOMAS WOLFE SHORT STORY BOOK CLUB
When: Second Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm (January - April)
Where: Virtual via Zoom, register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact: Tom Muir, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://www.wolfememorial.com

A monthly Thomas Wolfe story discussion, sponsored by The Wilma Dykeman Legacy. Each month, a local educator will lead the club in discussion of a pre-selected short story written by Thomas Wolfe. Our text is The Complete Short Stories of Thomas Wolfe, edited by Francis E. Skipp with a Foreword by James Dickey (New York: Scribner’s, 1987).

NCWN CAPE FEAR REGION
When: Various dates in winter and spring
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Christine Moughamian is the Regional Rep for the Cape Fear Region of the NC Writers’ Network. These recurring events are open to all writers, including those who aren’t NCWN members:

THE WRITERS' EXCHANGE
When: Second and Fourth Thursdays, 6:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Request invite: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TWE Beaufort NC is a free and open Zoom meeting, featuring On-The-Fly Critiques.

JUMPSTART YOUR WRITING: A WEEKLY PROMPT WRITING CLASS FOR WOMEN
When: Fridays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $120 per month
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:  Coming soon!
Prompt Writing: serious writing begins with playful writing. Writing weekly from prompts with a group of writers will help you play your way into the possibilities of the written word.

WRITERS CONVERSATION HOUR
When: Fridays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Where: Online
Contact: Pam Turner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hang out virtually with other writers to talk about resources, submission opportunities, and what you have been reading or writing. Contact Pam Turner and the meeting link will be sent on the day of the event. Hosted by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library.

BURLINGTON WRITERS CLUB MONTHLY MEEETING
When: Second Saturday of the month, 10:00 am
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Elizabeth Solazzo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.burlingtonwritersclub.org
 

WRITERS' MORNING OUT 
Second and Third Saturdays, 1:00-2:00 pm; Fourth Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm
Where: 
Zoom until further notice

Contact: Carol Phillips, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tracy Crow and Carol Phillips bring Writers’ Morning Out events to the outlying counties. WMO is in its 13th year focusing on the business of writing, including presentations on queries and book proposals, marketing, and negotiating with small and mid-size publishers. In addition, Carol offers monthly open discussions, and Tracy offers monthly presentations on various aspects of craft. Finally, with the help of Dolly Sickles and Graham Bird, we created a new website in which we post summaries of WMO presentations, among other news. Check it out: www.WritersMorningOut.org
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WRITERS' MORNING OUT
When: Saturdays, 1:00 pm (some Tuesdays, 7:00 pm)
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Carol Phillips, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Writers' Morning Out is the Chatham and Randolph counties regional group for the North Carolina Writers' Network. Sessions include conversations about all aspects of writing; instruction on craft; and questions and concerns.

WRITERS’ NIGHT OUT
When: Second Fridays, 7:00 pm (March/April through November)
Where: Online via Zoom
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. Contact Karen for event info and link.

PROMPT WRITING WITH NANCY PEACOCK
When: Second Sunday of the month, 2:30-4:00 pm
Where: Online (sponsored by Flyleaf Books)
Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: Coming soon! 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. Fun group and great community. In the words of one participant: "It's a buzz!"

STORY WRITING GROUPS ON ZOOM FORMING!
When: TBD
Where: Online (or perhaps Ron's Durham home occasionally, for vaccinated, mask-wearing locals)
Contact: Ron Jackson, 919-627-3914, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work on any story-based prose: novel, short story, memoir, personal/lyrical essay. Develop a variety of voices, styles, and subjects. Tap your hidden lyrical language. Work on all elements of craft. Learn a dynamic, whole-body approach to writing. Build story, chapter, or essay inventory. Each session will focus on reading work aloud and constructive critique, and might include handouts for discussion and writing prompts. I'm a well-published writer with an MFA in Writing and years of experience in teaching writing in the classroom and leading workshops and ongoing groups. Hope to hear from you and help grow your writing practice!

LOST PLAYWRIGHTS MEETING
When: Monthly (dates vary), 2:00 pm
Where: Online
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.

FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM WINTER CLASSES
When: Various dates in spring
Where: Online
Info/Register: https://www.flatironwritersroom.com

FWR has an amazing roster of virtual classes and events starting in January, with an all-star lineup of new and returning faculty.

WRITERS HOUSE WINTER CLASSES
When: Various dates in spring
Where: Online
Info/Register: http://writerhouse.org/upcoming-classes

The coming term offers seven eight-week classes meeting twice a week. The lineup includes two fiction, one nonfiction, two poetry, and two multi-genre classes. We also have three seminars coming up, one each in January, February, and March.

WRITE YOUR EROTIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE DECADES OF LIFE
When: Rolling
Where: By email
Cost: Free
Info/Register: https://page.stellafosse.com/journey

This is the start of a journey through your erotic history. You will write about each decade of life so far and imagine your sensual life in the future, one decade at a time, guided by prompts about each period. After you finish writing you’ll be guided to reflect on the full arc of your erotic life and tutored through the revision process. With the class you will get an email a day for ten days. You will be guided each step of your journey by published writer, workshop leader and coach Stella Fosse. The entire class is completely free of charge.

LIVE AT WHITE ROCK HALL
When: Ongoing
Where: www.liveatwhiterockhall.com

LIVE at White Rock Hall pairs nationally-known authors with regional musicians and film the collaborations LIVE. We've also started a record label for poets and songwriters and have roduced our first album with Quincy Troupe, which is available on the website, along with a new video "Words That Build Bridges," and a making of episode that is free to our visitors at the site. Get a subscription to our site to see and purchase episodes, interviews, video performances, album releases, and tons of cool merchandise and downloadable audio tracks. Check out our first episode, titled "GENESIS," which tells the history of the show and the 100-year-old church that houses our studio where all these recordings take place. Give us your feedback and continue to visit as we create and release upcoming episodes and groundbreaking content.

MALAPROP'S CONVERSATIONS
When: Ongoing
Where: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyrJepmblOCol0M_hv3Syzg

Asheville's Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe has started a series of author, publisher, and translator in-conversation videos that we're posting on YouTube. So far, we've got interviews with Malaprop's bestselling authors Hernan Diaz (Pulitzer finalist In the Distance) and Scott McClanahan (Crapalachia, The Sarah Book), with more coming along every week.

DURHAM-ORANGE COUNTIES - NCWN REGION
When: One night a month, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Online
Contact: Jorge D. Cortese, Durham Regional Rep, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
| Linda Janssen, Orange County Regional Rep, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Orange and Durham County Regional Reps Linda Janssen and Jorge D. Cortese host a joint, monthly writing event for writers of all levels, ages, genres, and interests, which is free and open to the general public. Drawing on the immense pool of talent residing in our state, recent presenters have included distinguished NC laureates and award-winning and bestselling authors such as Barbara Claypole White, Heather Bell Adams, Deonna Kelli Sayed, Ed Southern, Lyn Fairchild Hawks, James Maxey, Katy Munger, and a panel of highly regarded poets. Upcoming events will include Michele Tracy Berger, Rebecca Hodge, Ian Finley, Maria Rouphail and Karen Tucker. Our workshops cover fiction and nonfiction, with topics as varied as what writers can learn from acting, querying & submissions, creating your story's world, promoting your writing without selling your soul, what you need to get paid for writing novels, and the inner workings of the "writingest state". We also host panels to learn from local experts in different areas of writing and publishing. This is the eighth year these events have been running continuously.


OTHER STATES
SOUTH CAROLINA
WRITERS RETREAT AT FOLLY BEACH
When: May 12-15
Where: Folly Beach
Cost: $675 (private room) / $450 (shared) / $55 (p/day - commuters)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Info/Register: http://www.twwoa.org
Open to a small group of experienced writers, and is an ideal place to relax, write and review participant’s work. Daily sessions in fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs will be led by The Writers’ Workshop instructors. Participants stay at a beach house near the ocean.

WRITING IN PLACE
When: July 8-10
Where: Wofford College, Spartanburg
Cost: $275 – $395
Info/Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-in-place-conference-2022-tickets-291326323877
This year's conference will feature lots of new workshops, faculty readings, and more! With Taylor Brown (Keynote); Tyree Daye (Poetry); Ashleigh Bryant Phillips (Fiction); Sayantani Dasgupta (Nonfiction). Hosted by the Hub City Writers Project.

HUB CITY WORKSHOPS
When: Saturdays, 2:00-5:00 pm
Where: Spartanburg Public Library, 151 S. Church St. Ext, Spartanburg
Cost: $35
Info/Register: https://hubcity.org/workshops

Writing workshops throughout the year, hosted by Hub City Writers Project.

TENNESSEE
CLARKSVILLE WRITERS CONFERENCE

When: May 19-20
Where: Austin Peay State University, Clarksville
Website: http://www.artsandheritage.us/writers
The 17th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference features NCWN Trustee Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and many more.

VIRGINIA
WRITERS HOUSE SPRING CLASSES
When: Various dates in spring
Where: WriterHouse, Inc., 508 Dale Ave., Charlottesville
Info/Register: http://writerhouse.org/upcoming-classes
Register now to ensure your spot in your favorite class. Fulll-day and half-day seminars available.

WRITING FOR THE STAGE AND SCREEN
When: June 4-5
Where: Heartstone Lodge & Retreat, 1366 Stuartsburg Rd. Fr703, Buena Vista
Cost: $349 (full day) / $199 (one day)
Info/Register: https://bezuki.com/events/2022/6/4/the-plot-thickens-playwriting-amp-screenwriting-seminar
Join William and Tanya Duell as they take you step-by-step through the process of crafting your creativity into a marketable masterpiece for the stage or screen.


OTHER COUNTRIES
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