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ALAMANCE COUNTY

BURLINGTON 

Writers Club Workshop Meetings
Organization: Burlington Writers Club
When/Where: Varies
Recurrence: Monthly
Contact: Elizabeth Solazzo (336-578-8072) or elizabeth[dot]solazzo[at]gmail[dot]com for additional information.
Details: Membership in the club is not required. Visitors are welcome to attend for free up to two meetings per year.

Burlington Reads Book Club Meetings (also known as The Mayor’s Book Club)
Organization: Alamance County Public Libraries: May Memorial Public Library
When: Noon in-person; 7 p.m. virtually
Recurrence: Monthly; first Wed of the month
Where: Varies
Contact: For more information call (336) 229-3588 Email Amanda Gramley at agramley[at]alamancelibraries[dot]org to be put on our email update list
Details: Meet new people, get inspired and discuss ways to turn ideas into action.

PRISM (People Reading Inclusive Stories Meeting) Book Club
Organization: Alamance County Public Libraries: May Memorial Public Library
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Persnickety Books located at 347 S Main St, Burlington (upstairs). Location varies on occasion.
Recurrence: Monthly; third Wednesday of the month
Contact: Call May Memorial Library: (336) 229-3588. Email: Kaity Moore (she/her) kmoore[at]alamancelibraries[dot]org
Details: This group is for anyone ages 18+ to read books about diverse LGBTQIA+ individiuals in a variety of genres. Copies of the book will be available at May Memorial Library, so stop in and pick up a copy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kaity Moore by email or by calling the library. Everyone is welcome to join this inclusive group, but there is an expectation of respect by every member towards every member.)

GRAHAM

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MEBANE

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ALEXANDER COUNTY

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ALLEGHANY COUNTY

SPARTA

Alleghany Writers Monthly Writing Group Meetings
Organization: Alleghany Writers
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Alleghany Library and Virtual
Recurrence: Monthly; third Thursday of the month
Contact: Alleghanywriters[at]gmail[dot]com


ANSON COUNTY

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ASHE COUNTY

WEST JEFFERSON

On the Same Page Literary Festival
Organization: Ashe County Arts Council
When: Varies
Where: 303 School Ave., West Jefferson, NC, 28694
Recurrence: September 13-17, 2022
Contact: info[at]ashecountyarts[dot]org
Details: Learn more.


BEAUFORT COUNTY

WASHINGTON

Pamlico Writers’ Critique Group Meetings
Organization: Pamlico Writers’ Group
When: Varies
Where: Turnage Theatre, Main Street, Washington, NC.
Recurrence: Bimonthly; Second Tuesday in-person, Fourth Tuesday via Zoom.
Contact: pwgcritique[dot]group[at]gmail[dot]com
Details: Learn more.


BRUNSWICK COUNTY

CAROLINA SHORES

NCWN REGIONAL REP EVENT

South Brunswick NCWN: “Write to Prompt” Sessions and Monthly Meetings
When: 1:00 pm
Where: Southwest Brunswick Branch, Brunswick County Library, 9400 Ocean Hwy W.
Recurrence: First Tuesday of the month Fall/Spring; TWO “Write to Prompt” sessions on Zoom during Summer 2022.
Contact: Joan Leotta, regional rep, joanleotta[at]gmail[dot]com
Details: 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. Regular meetings will resume in the fall and will be both in person and Zoom.

NCWN REGIONAL REP EVENT

South Brunswick NCWN: Monthly Poetry Reading
Where: Southwest Brunswick Branch, Brunswick County Library, 9400 Ocean Hwy W.
Recurrence: Third Thursdays of the month
Contact: Joan Leotta, regional rep, joanleotta[at]gmail[dot]com


BUNCOMBE COUNTY

ASHEVILLE

Thomas Wolfe Society Annual Celebration & Meeting
Organization: Thomas Wolfe Society
When: End of May
Where: Varies in-person or online depending on COVID-19 precautions.
Contact: President as of 2022-2023 Ray Walker, walker30033[at]bellsouth[dot]net
Details: Each year the Society meets in a place associated with Thomas Wolfe, such as Asheville (birth) and Chapel Hill (college), North Carolina; Cambridge, Massachusetts (college); and New York City (lived/worked). Other locations are added as appropriate.

Flatiron Writers Room Classes, Workshops, and Literary Events
Organization: Flatiron Writers Room
When: Varies
Where: 5 Covington St. and/or virtual
Cost: Varies
Details: 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.

Great Smokies Writing Program
Organization: UNC Asheville Department of English, UNC Asheville Department of Creative Writing, and the Asheville Graduate Center
When: Various workshops in Spring, Summer, & Fall Semesters
Where: In-person workshops in Asheville; virtual workshops via Zoom
Contact: Lilly Danzis, Ldanzis[at]unca[dot]edu Phone: 828.251.6420
Details: The Great Smokies Writing Program offers opportunities for writers of all levels to join a supportive learning community in which their skills and talents can be explored, practiced, and forged under the careful eye of professional writers. The program is committed to providing the community with affordable university-level classes led by published authors and experienced teachers. Each course carries academic credit awarded through UNC Asheville. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended; visit the program website for class schedules and registration information.

Great Smokies Writing Program: Young Writers Workshop
Organization: UNC Asheville Department of English, UNC Asheville Department of Creative Writing, and the Asheville Graduate Center
When: Summer
Where: In-person workshops in Asheville; virtual workshops via Zoom
Contact: Lilly Danzis, Ldanzis[at]unca[dot]edu Phone: 828.251.6420
Details: The Great Smokies Writing Program offers opportunities over the summer for high school students of all writing levels to join a supportive learning community in which their skills and talents can be explored, practiced, and forged under the careful eye of professional writers. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended; visit the program website for class schedules and registration information.


BURKE COUNTY

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CABARRUS COUNTY

KANNAPOLIS

NCWN REGIONAL REP EVENT

Cabarrus-Rowan Writer’s Night Out / Open Mic
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Concord Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue, Concord, NC 28025.
Recurrence: Fourth Thursday of the month
Contact: Vincent James Vezza, vincent.vezza[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: (704) 920-3484
Details: 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

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CARTERET COUNTY

BEAUFORT

Beaufort Critique Group
When: 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Zoom, sometimes in-person
Recurrence: First and Third Thursdays (mostly); no July meeting
Contact: Dr. Susan Schmidt, 252-269-0032; susu[at]susanschmidt[dot]net or susankiwi15[at]gmail[dot]com, or visit her website.
Details: Recruits several writers who have a book in progress and have workshop experience. E-mail to register.

MOREHEAD CITY

Carteret Writers Monthly Meetings & Events
Organization: Carteret Writers
When/Where: Varies
Cost: Free
Recurrence: Monthly meetings are held usually on the third Thursday of the month.
Contact: Melissa Kelley, president, carteretwriters@gmail.com
Details: Carteret Writers now resumes in-person events. The group welcomes new members and attendees at upcoming monthly gatherings. Meetings are free to attend, and membership is $30 annually. The group is looking to expand their list of opportunities and events; check their website regularly for updates.


CASWELL COUNTY

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CATAWBA COUNTY

HICKORY

NCWN REGIONAL REP EVENT

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 asowens1[at]yahoo[dot]com
Details: 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. For this year’s reading schedule or how to sign up to read in the future, please contact Scott Owens.


CHATHAM COUNTY

Central Carolina Community College – Creative Writing Program
When: Various dates
Where: Central Carolina Community College
Website: www.cccc.edu/creativewriting
Details: 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

NCWN-West: Mountain Wordsmiths Meetings & Events
Program: NCWN-West
When: 10:30 a.m. to noon (meetings); Events vary
Where: Zoom
Recurrence: Fourth Thursday of month (meetings); Events vary
Contact: Carroll Taylor: vibiaperpetua[at]gmail[dot]com
Details: Mountain Wordsmiths began in 2021 with the idea of enabling poets and writers to stay connected on Zoom during the pandemic. The gatherings were intended to last for six
months, but the program grew and the pandemic did not stop. Those wishing to attend may contact Carroll Taylor at vibiaperpetua@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link. Also, those who wish to participate in Open Mic may sign up upon entering the meeting. We welcome those who would simply like to listen to the beauty of wordsmith-ing. We are an informal, safe space, so bring a poem or a portion of your short story or book to share at Open Mic. Bring a cup of coffee or tea, too!


CHOWAN COUNTY

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CLAY COUNTY

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CLEVELAND COUNTY

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CRAVEN COUNTY

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY

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DARE COUNTY

SOUTHERN SHORES

NCWN REGIONAL REP EVENT

Albemarle / OBX Regional NCWN Meeting
When: 12:00 pm
Where: Duck Woods Country Club, 50 S. Dogwood Tr.
Recurrence: Third Wednesday of the month
Contact: Wade Hopkin, wadehopkin[at]gmail[dot]com
Details: 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
Recurrence: bi-monthly
Cost: Please inquire for pricing
Contact: allison.kirkland[at]gmail[dot]com
Website: http://allisonkirkland.com
Details: 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:
8:00-9:00 pm
Where: Zoom (for now) / In-Person in Durham (eventually)
Recurrence: Every Wednesday
Cost: Pay-what-you-can (for now); contact for details
Contact: allison.kirkland[at]gmail[dot]com
Website: https://www.allisonkirkland.com/durhamwriterssalon
Details: 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: 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom
Recurrence: Third Thursday of the month
Contact: Bartholomew Barker at bart[dot]barker[at]gmail[dot]com
Details: 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
Organization: Hayti Heritage Center
When: 8:00 pm
Where: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Recurrence: Third Saturday of every month
Contact Information: Online or 919-683-1709
Cost: $10
Details: 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 COUNTY

WINSTON-SALEM

Bookmarks’ Festival of Books & Authors
Organization: Bookmarks
Where: Downtown Winston-Salem
Recurrence: Annual
Contact: If you are a publisher and wish to submit an author to be considered for our festival, please email all proposals to Beth Seufer Buss, Festival Director, at beth[at]bookmarksnc[dot]org
Details: Learn about the schedule, events, FAQ, and more here.

4 On 4th Local Author Event
Organization: Winston-Salem Writers
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Bookmarks, 634 W. 4th St. – #110
Recurrence: Monthly within specified months; fourth Wednesday of the month; January – April and August – October
Cost: Free
Details: 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)
Organization: NC Collection: Forsyth County Central Library
When: March/April
Where: North Carolina Collection, Central Library, 660 W. 5th St.
Recurrence: Annual
Details: 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.

Writers’ Night Out
Organization: Winston-Salem Writers
Where: Hosts and locations change monthly
Recurrence: Every 4th Friday
Details: All group programs with Winston-Salem Writers can be found here.


FRANKLIN COUNTY

Franklin County Arts Council Events
Organization: Franklin County Arts Council
When: Varies
Where: event locations vary, but home base is 199 South Bickett Blvd. Louisburg NC 27549
Contact: 919-497-6910 or fcac[dot]arts[at]fcacarts[dot]org
Details: List of events and programs here.


GASTON COUNTY

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GUILFORD COUNTY

GREENSBORO

NCWN REGIONAL REP EVENT

Greensboro Open Mic Night
Where: Scuppernong Books, 304 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Recurrence: Monthly
Contact: Deonna Kelli Sayed deonna[at]ncwriters[dot]org


HARNETT COUNTY

Lunchtime Book Club Meetings
Organization: Harnett County Public Library
When: 12 p.m.
Where: Harnett County Public Library, 455 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, NC 27546
Recurrence: every 4th Thursday
Contact: (910) 893-3446
Details: Books available for checkout at the library. For more information, click here.


HAYWOOD COUNTY

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HENDERSON COUNTY

HENDERSONVILLE

Writers Guild Of Western North Carolina
Organization: Writers Guild Of Western North Carolina
When: 1:30-3:30 pm
Where: Fletcher Public Library, 120 Library Rd.
Recurrence: Every 4th Thursday
Contact: Steve Zaley: 828.290.7624 or Brenda Parker: 828.424.7006 WritersGuildWNC[at]gmail[dot]com
Details: 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

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JACKSON COUNTY

Author Talk Event Series
Organization: Jackson County Library Services
When: Varies
Where: Both in-person and online opportunities available
Recurrence: Varies
Contact: A complete list of contacts found here.
Details: A complete list of Author Talk Events, their times, dates, and leading writers can be found here.

CULLOWHEE

Spring Literary Festival
Organization: Western Carolina University
When: March 20-23, 2023
Where: Western Carolina University, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Recurrence: Annual; dates may change slightly year to year
Contact: Jeremy Jones Spring Literary Festival Director: jbjones[at]wcu[dot]edu and 828.227.3966
Details: For more information, visit their website.


JOHNSTON COUNTY

SMITHFIELD

Triangle East Writers Group Meetings
Organization: Triangle East Writers
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., downtown Smithfield.
Recurrence: Second Thursday of the month.
Contact: triangleeastwriters[at]gmail[dot]com
Cost: Annual dues $25
Details: Triangle East Writers (formerly Johnston County Writers Group) welcome working writers of all genres. Since 2014, we’ve come together to share, learn and improve our writing craft for fun, memories or publication. Our members are beginners to published authors. Drop in for a few meetings, then decide if you want to join. Click here for an event list.


LEE COUNTY

SANFORD

The Unspoken Word: Open Mic Spoken Word/Poetry
Organization: Lee County Arts Council
Where: Lee County Arts Council, 142 S. Steele Street Sanford NC
Recurrence: Month of April; each Monday (until determined otherwise)
Contact: Kimia Collins
Cost: Free
Details: Organized by Kimia Collons and Derrick Washington, founders of Lee County Cultural Arts. Open to the public!


LENOIR COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Lenoir County?  Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


LINCOLN COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Lincoln County?  Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


MACON COUNTY

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MADISON COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Madison County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


MCDOWELL COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in McDowell County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


MECKLENBURG COUNTY

CHARLOTTE

Poetry Series with Charlotte Lit
Organization: Charlotte Lit
When: Varies
Where: Studio 2 st Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Ave. – Rm. 302
Recurrence: Varies
Contact: After registering, please email a photo of your vaccination card to staff[at]charlottelit[dot]org
Details: Charlotte Lit’s Poetry Chapbook Lab is bringing to our city four fantastic poets, who will each read and discuss their work in a free public event.

LIT UP!: Charlotte Lit’s Annual Celebration
Organization: Charlotte Lit
When: Friday, May 6, 6:00 pm
Where: Midwood International & Cultural Center Auditorium, 1817 Central Ave.
Recurrence: Annual; date subject to change year by year.
Cost: Free (for members only)
Contact: (704) 315-2131 or admin@charlottelit.org
Details: 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. Learn more.

Pen To Paper: Charlotte Lit Writing Series
Organization: Charlotte Lit
When: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 am
Where: Charlotte Lit, 1817 Central Ave. – Rm. 302; also online
Recurrence: Weekly Online; Monthly in-person
Cost: Free
Contact: (704) 315-2131 or admin[at]charlottelit[dot]org
Details: 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. For more information, click here.

Click here for a complete list of Charlotte Lit programming, classes, and events, including more information on the aforementioned.

Charlotte Writers’ Club Meetings
Organization: Charlotte Writers’ Club
When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Online or in-person; Tyvola Senior Center 2225 Tyvola Road Charlotte, NC 28210
Recurrence: Third Tuesday of the month; during September through May unless otherwise specified on their website.
Details: Charlotte Writers’ Club meetings welcome non-members/guests. Since 1922, Charlotte Writers’ Club celebrates the written word. Learn more about the organization here. Contact president[at]charlottewritersclub[dot]org if you have any questions.

HUNTERSVILLE

Waterbean Poetry Night At The Mic
When: 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Waterbean Coffee, Northcross Shopping Center, 9705 Sam Furr Rd., Unit A
Recurrence: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Contact: Leslie M. Rupracht, Host and Co-founder, hawkpoetic[at]gmail[dot]com
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. Explore the Tiny Tabletop Library of free poetry books and journals.


MITCHELL COUNTY

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MOORE COUNTY

SOUTHERN PINES

Weymouth Center Events Calendar
Organization: Weymouth Center
When: Varies
Where: 555 E. Connecticut Avenue Southern Pines, NC
Contact: (910) 692-6261
Details: Click to view their events calendar.

Pages Of The Pines Festival
When: Every year in May
Where: The Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave.
Recurrence: Annual
Cost: Free (attendees) / Vendors see guidelines.
Contact: Laurel Holden lholden[at]sppl[dot]net / 910-692-8235 ext. 4220
Details: 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. Learn more here.


NASH COUNTY

ROCKY MOUNT

NCWN REGIONAL REP EVENT

NCWN Down East Writers Of Nash-Pitt-Wilson Counties
When: 1:00-2:00 pm
Where: The Bel Air Artisans Center, 115 S. Church St.
Recurrence: Third Saturday of the month
Contact: Celestine  Davis at downeastwriter@gmail.com or 252-526-7353
Details: 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

Writers’ Week Conference
Organization: UNCW Department of Creative Writing
When: November
Where: UNCW Campus 601 College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (panel locations vary and are indicated on the conference schedule)
Recurrence: Annual
Details: Visit the Writers’ Week Conference webpage. A celebration of language, independence of thought, originality, and the indomitable spirit that art brings to life. We gather to write, think and wonder together. Since 2001, Writers’ Week at UNCW has hosted speakers such as Camille T. Dungy, Meg Day, Toni Jensen, Ayana Mathis, Ross Gay, Natalie Diaz, Sabrina Orah Mark, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and more.

MFA Reading Series
Organization: MFA Reading Series Crew at the UNCW Department of Creative Writing
When: Fall and Spring Semesters
Where: Downtown Wilmington and the surrounding area
Contact: Dave Gentry wdg4659[at]uncw[dot]edu; the main point of contact changes annually. Check the reading crew webpage for the latest contact info.
Recurrence: Various months throughout the year.
Details: The Creative Writing Reading Series Crew organizes MFA student readings throughout the academic year, providing a social atmosphere for MFA students and faculty outside the realm of academia and introducing new reading venues in our area. All readings are free and open to the public. Stay up to date on event details and dates on their webpage and Facebook.

PORT CITY PLAYWRIGHTS’ PROJECT
When: Two Saturdays a month, 11:30 am
Where: Online
Contact: Kayla Hager, gopcpp@gmail.com
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

Know of a literary event happening in Northampton County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


ONSLOW COUNTY

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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: info@janeaustensummer.org
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

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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: davidpaynebooks@gmail.com
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

Know of a literary event happening in Pender County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


PERQUIMANS COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Perquimans County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


PITT COUNTY

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 downeastwriter@gmail.com
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

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RANDOLPH  COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Randolph County?  Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


ROBESON COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Robeson County?  Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


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, vincent.vezza@gmail.com
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

Know of a literary event happening in Rutherford County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


SCOTLAND COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Scotland County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


STANLY COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Stanly County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


SURRY COUNTY

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SWAIN COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Swain County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


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, ebenezerotaylor@hotmail.com
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

Know of a literary event happening in Tyrrell County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


UNION COUNTY

Know of a literary event happening in Union County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


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 jorie.slodki@caryplaywrightsforum.org.

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, susan.chapek@gmail.com
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.

WAKE FOREST

WAKE STORYTELLING CIRCLE
When: One Sunday per month, usually third Sunday
Where: Morning Glory, 523 Wait Ave.
Information: Claire at claire@storieswithclaire.com / 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

Know of a literary event happening in Watauga County? Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


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 downeastwriter@gmail.com, 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

Know of a literary event happening in Yadkin County?  Send a brief notice to calendar@ncwriters.org for inclusion in the NCWN Literary Calendar.


YANCEY COUNTY

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ONLINE

WINSTON-SALEM WRITERS WORKSHOPS
When: Various dates in spring, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $15 (members) / $25 (non-members)

WRITING GROUP FOR WOMEN
When: Mondays, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $145 per month 
Contact: NancyStoryFlow@gmail.com
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, allison.kirkland@gmail.com
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: NancyStoryFlow@gmail.com
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, jgiles0704@gmail.com or 919-632-0696 (text preferred)
Bi-weekly critiques, once a month Writers Cafe and Craft of Writing sessions.

TRIANGLE SCREENWRITERS GROUP
When: Second Wednesday and Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Jim McQuaid, jim@turnipfilms.com
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, kpaulholmes@protonmail.com or Glenda Beall glendabeall@msn.com
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, dvaughan@mindspring.com
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.

POETRY CRITIQUE GROUP
When: Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Jonathan Giles, 919-632-0696 (text preferred) or jgiles0704@gmail.com
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, brookshire1014@verizon.net
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. 

NCWN CAPE FEAR REGION
When: Various dates in winter and spring
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: ncwnilm@gmail.com
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:

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: NancyStoryFlow@gmail.com
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, pturner@cmlibrary.org
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, elizabeth.solazzo@gmail.com
Website: www.burlingtonwritersclub.org 

WRITERS’ MORNING OUT 
When: Second and Third Saturdays, 1:00-2:00 pm; Fourth Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm
Where: Zoom until further notice
Contact: Carol Phillips, calsea@gmail.com
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.

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: NancyStoryFlow@gmail.com
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, ronmjackson@hotmail.com
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: ludy@shelby.net
Playwrights read scenes from their works. Persons interested in creative writing or theatre are invited to attend.

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.

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, cortesejd@gmail.com | Linda Janssen, Orange County Regional Rep, janssenla@gmail.com
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: writersw@gmail.com
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

Know of an event happening in another country? E-mail details to calendar@ncwriters.org.