By R.A. King
Writing, at its center, is a solitary practice. As a result, finding fellow writers can be like digging up members of an underground movement. And while the North Carolina Writers’ Network helps build a literary community in this state, online and through our NC Literary Calendar e-blast, what if you’re traveling and want to find a writing event happening wherever you are?
Poets & Writers—the United States’ largest nonprofit organization for creative writers—has you covered. As the modern saying goes, “If you can think of it, there’s an app for it.”
The P&W Local app shows a plethora of local activities and places for the literary community. From readings and author events, to hidden gem bookstores and poetry slams, the P&W Local app has it all. They even have city guides, where prominent authors take you through a tour of their towns, and show the city in a new light. There are currently only seventeen cities featured, but P&W is working on adding more.
Besides finding wonderful sources and literary locations, P&W is most importantly a place to connect with local writers and readers to get the word out on your writing or create a workshop. When you’re writing, you don’t have to be alone, and the P&W Local app can help you make a literary network of local comrades in arms.
You can download the P&W Local app here.
The P&W Local app is graciously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.