NCWN-West (North Carolina Writers' Network-West) is a program of the North Carolina Writers' Network. It was created in 1992 with the mission of supporting writers in the nine westernmost counties of North Carolina, as well as adjacent counties in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina and to alleviate the isolation of writers living in this mountainous area by providing programs, resources, and community. 

We do this by providing many free, open to the public monthly events, as well as classes and workshops intermittently throughout the year, and annual events, such as a spring writers' conference. Writers of all ages, genres and skill levels are invited to join us. 

Please peruse this website to familiarize yourself with our organization and our members, many of whose websites are listed below and feel free to contact us with any questions.  

For more information, please take a look at the pages listed below

  • The About page provides information about the structure of NCWN-West, with county representatives listed.
  • NCWN-West events are listed by county and/or county representative on the Events page.
  • The Membership page features a list of the many benefits of being a member of NCWN-West as well as information on how to join.
  • The Members page provides bios and photos of members of NCWN-West.
  • The Blog page shares posts from and about members, items of interest and lots of history. It also provides links to our member website and blogs, western NC writers groups and bookstores, and many other helpful resources.
  • The NCWN page links to the state Network website. 
  • The page bottoms provide links to member websites and blogs.