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Serving the Writing Community

Serving the Writing Community

Sherri Hollister 3

Sherri Hollister

A good writers’ group fits your needs but what about as your needs change? Pamlico Writers Group is in the midst of a growth spurt. Like teenagers going through puberty, PWG is struggling to find where they can best serve our writing community. So far we have added a new group website, a fiction forum and a fiction critique group, a fall workshop and monthly luncheons. We hope to expand our group to include other critique groups, as well as a spring workshop.

We are in our fourth year of our annual conference with a two-day event beginning on Friday, March 18th with Pitch to the Publisher, Keynote Address by Sharyn McCrumb and Open Mic Night. On Saturday, March 19th we will have an all-day conference with a morning panel discussion on Voice, followed by an option of three classes with more discussion on voice and what it means for poetry, non-fiction and fiction with our three distinguished panelists Luke Whisnant, Jessica Handler and Virginia Kantra. The afternoon will begin with a Publisher Panel address followed by two more three-option sessions. The first afternoon sessions will be hosted by leading North Carolina historian Kevin Duffas, editor and author Chris Roerden and ardent story-teller Ruth Moose. The late afternoon session choices will be led by historical fiction author Sara Whitford, award winning poet Jaki Shelton Green and publisher Richard Krawiec. We finish our conference with awards and drawings with a reception after.

It is the goal of Pamlico Writers Group to offer something for every writer no matter which rung of the writing ladder they are on. We have a screen writers group in the works and hope to find someone to lead the poetry group. Eventually, we will divide the fiction group into genres but for now, we are working together to bring the Pamlico Writers Group in the new millennium by utilizing our online presence. For those who wish to join the Pamlico Writers Group but live too far away to make regular meetings, don’t hesitate to sign up, our chairperson, Louis Edwards posts a bi-monthly writer’s prompt which we critique and comment to online. We have forums and discussions available to members only, at the present the most active is the fiction forum but we have plans to keep all genres busy both online and in person.

By Sherri Hollister

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About Pamlico Writers Group

This is a publication of the Pamlico Writers Group, created to help promote and advance writers skills along with expanding our groups membership and reach. Our aim on this site is to keep you our readers and participants aware of upcoming events. Topics covered during the year will be news regarding our annual Pamlico Writers Conference and Competition, co-sponsored with Arts of the Pamlico, discussion of and from our conferences, participants and group news. PWG's Steering Committee has finalized details for our 5th Annual Pamlico Writers Conference on March 17 & 18th, 2017 at The Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, NC. This year's theme is "Words," Image and Story". Our Friday night keynote speaker this year will be Author, Teacher, Speaker, and Director of Lavenson Studios, Zelda Lockhart. For more information on Ms. Lockhart visit her website at: http://www.zeldalockhart.com/. For a complete schedule of Friday night and Saturday events, go to our website at: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Be sure to check back often for more details of this and other events we have planned. The companion juried writing competition submissions opened on January 1, 2017. Winners are announced and an awards ceremony will be held during our Friday night Kick-Off Event. If you'd like more information on guidelines for entries, please go to our website: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/ All registrations for both conference and/or entry into the competition will be made through our web site: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Again, see site for complete details. Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. **If you are a writer interested in finding a critique group or other writers, we encourage you to come and join us. If you life at a distance please don't let that diswade you, we have several members who participate predominately on-line. Our meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm here in Washington, NC at the Turnage Theatre. We would love to hear from you regarding comments or ideas you have for the group. This blog is authored by members of our writer's group. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon, Kaylene Wilson Program Coordinator

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