• North Carolina Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in North Carolina, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in North Carolina, these are some organizations you might want to check out.



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    North Carolina Haiku Society

    Founded in 1979 to promote the writing and appreciation of haiku in English. Offers readings and other events.

    North Carolina Poetry Society

    Founded in 1932, this is an organization for poets and friends of poetry. Holds annual meetings and a poetry festival for its 400 members.

    Poetry Alive Summer Residencies

    Offers an accredited week-long summer residency program for educators on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

    Winston-Salem Writers

    A group of writers who write fiction, nonfiction, plays and poetry. Offers programs, workshops, critique groups, open mic nights, web-based writing, contests and writers’ nights out.

    Carolina Quarterly

    Publishes a variety of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews and artwork three times a year.

    UNC Wilmington Writers Week

    Annual event bringing together visiting writers of local and national interest, UNCW students, and members of the general public with an interest in literature and writing. Activities throughout the week include workshops, panels and readings.

    NC Writers’ Network

    Sponsors three conferences each year—a spring conference in April, a writing residency in July, and a fall conference in late October or November. These conferences bring together hundreds of writers for workshops, readings, networking and lively discussion.

    Cave Wall Press

    Published twice a year, offers poetry and black-and-white artwork.

    Greensboro Review

    Founded in 1965, publishes poetry and fiction.

    Burlington Writers’ Club

    Now in its 55th year, the Burlington Writers’ Club offers monthly meetings, critiquing, contests and more.

    Jargon Society

    Publishes books, sponsors programs in literature and the arts, and occasionally provides support for a poet or photographer who is deserving but unrecognized.

    North Carolina Literary Review

    Published annually by East Carolina University and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, it offers poetry, fiction and nonfiction by North Carolina writers, interviews with North Carolina writers, and articles and essays about North Carolina writers, literature, and literary history and culture.

    Carolinas Writers Conference

    An annual conference bringing together North Carolina writers and readers.

    Charlotte Writers’ Club

    Supports the work of writers and promotes their development through education, recognition and community in celebration of the written word.

    Book ‘Em Writers Conference

    Brings together more than 75 authors under one roof to sell and sign their books, participate in panel discussions and talks, network and interact with fans one-on-one.

    Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

    Brings together authors, readers of all ages, novice writers, listeners and learners in small, intimate settings.

    WCU Spring Literary Festival

    Brings local and distinguished national writers together for an annual event.

    Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming

    A year-long program of events that celebrate and promote the culture and literature of North Carolina. With activities in six counties, the program provides a rich opportunity for people of the region to learn about and meet North Carolina writers.

    North Carolina Center for the Book

    Fosters interest in books, reading, libraries and the literary heritage of North Carolina, and promotes the public library’s role as a community cultural center.

    Queen City Writers Group

    Meets a few times a month in Charlotte, North Carolina to discuss the writing process, editing, publishing, and more.

    Pamlico Writers Group

    Providing a forum for area writers to practice and hone their craft since 1978.


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