Locations of Site Visitors

Friday, April 20, 2018

Open Mic

CCCC Open Mic

Thursday, May 3, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Chatham community Library, Mary Holmes Room

For more information, go to writing

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Writers’ Morning Out

Chatham/Lee WMO meets Saturday, April 14, 1:00 at Greek Kouzina.  Come early and have lunch and good conversation.

Jonathan York will lead a discussion focusing on contemporary poetry as it appears in sometimes unnoticed places.He’ll cover features that distinguish poetry from prose with an eye towards understanding how they might come together.  Questions will be very welcome.

Monday, April 2, 2018

CCCC Class Schedules

CCCC will no longer publish their catalogue. To find classes, please go to The summer schedule is now online, registration begins April 9, 2018.

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: