Locations of Site Visitors

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

On-line class. Self publishing

Learn the ins and outs of DIY publishing, from production to design basics to how to format an e-book in the next North Carolina Writers Network on-line class.
Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 PM

Register now: Self-Publishing Basic for Authors at
This course is limited to 40 first-come, first-served.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Vision and Voice

The Joyful Jewel invites writers of all ages and levels to come to the gallery, pen in hand.  Invite a piece of art, jewelry, or craft to inspire you to write a poem, an impression, or a brief writing. One entry and one page only. Please submit as a Word Document or in the body of an email. Come in any time during our shoppe hours Monday – Saturday 10:30 – 5:30 or Sunday 12 – 4pm. When you leave, let us know the title of the art and artist’s name/s whose work you may be writing about and, of course, your name and contact information.
Submission Guidelines:  Submit your writing by email no later than 3/25/18.   Please submit your writing along with:  1) your name, 2) telephone number, (3) email address, 4) title of your writing, 5) artist & title of the artwork that inspired you and 6) whether you agree for us to publish this writing in a booklet that will be for sale.   Submit to:

We’ll collect the writings and pictures of the art in a booklet to display and be for sale at the Joyful Jewel.  Plan to come to the Joyful Jewel on Sunday, April 21st to present your writing. The artist is invited to stand with you.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Expressive Writing

Can secrets be hazardous to your health?  Find out during classes in Expressive Writing beginning at CCCC in Pittsboro on Monday March 5, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and continuing for 8 sessions.  Using methods based on research, learn how to reduce stress from traumatic experiences.  Read what a spine surgeon says about Expressive Writing and relief from chronic pain on The People's Pharmacy Show 1071.  No previous writing experience necessary.  Call 919-718-7500 (tel:(919)%20718-7500)  to register.  Email instructor Mary Barnard at with questions.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Poetry Competition

We want to let all interested groups know about the Lanier Library's 10th Annual Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition.  We are accepting submissions through March 15, 2018 with prizes awarded April 28, 2018 at the library in Tryon, NC.  Adult and Student categories are available with prizes from $500 (Adult) and $100 (Student).

We hope you will share this information with your group members.  Please visit our website for more information:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January WMO

Hi all -- Ready for the new year?   To help get us started, Rick Bylina will lead a discussion on:
“Setting Realistic Goals”
•    What do you want to accomplish versus what is the time commitment? Is it realistic to write and publish a book in a year?
•    Are you better with daily, weekly, or month goals? Be honest!
  ... And Much More...

Saturday, January 13 at 1:00

Backroom of the Greek Kouzina, 964 East St, Pittsboro.  Come early for lunch if you'd like.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Why should I join NCWN?

Why should you join the North Carolina Writers’ Network?  Here are some of the reasons.

  • Discounts on workshops, conferences, and other Network events
  • Discounts on advertising on the website and in our weekly e-blasts, newsletters, and more
  • Exclusive access to contests, jobs, residencies, and other publication and submission opportunities
  • The Network's Critiquing and Editing Service (available only to Network members; additional fee)
  • Coverage in Book Buzz and Hats Off!, two special website sections highlighting members' achievements and publications
  • Access to NCWN's audio/visual resources including readings, tutorials, presentations, and more
  • A subscription to the Network's publication, The Writers' Network News, and access to the WNNarchives
  • Courtesy web links for members' blogs and author websites
  • Weekly member e-updates
  • Opportunities to market your books at festivals, your other writing skills in workshops
  • Exclusive access to our agent and editor listings
  • Consultations with agents and editors at conference

Go to for more detail information. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

First prize is $1,000.00. Competition open to any legal resident of NC or to any member of the North Carolina Writer’s Network.

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2018.

Go to for detailed information and guidelines.