NCWN-West Event Page

Listed by county and city. If you have a NCWN-West (Netwest) event that you'd like to have listed here, please contact us at: 

Cherokee/Clay County, NC


JC Campbell Folk School Readings

Poets and Writers Reading Poems and Stories, most 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM. Two NCWN members are featured each month. Contact: Lucy Cole Gratton:


Coffee With The Poets and Writers

Held the third Wednesday of each month, 10:30 AM, at Moss Memorial Library, 26 Anderson St., Hayesville, NC. Featured reader(s) followed by Open Mic. Contact: Glenda Beall:


Poetry Critique Group

Held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, Tri-County College, Murphy NC. Critiques by NetWest members; observers always welcome. Contact: Janice Moore:


Prose Critique Group

Held the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM, Tri-County Community College, Murphy, NC. Critiques by NetWest members; observers always welcome. Contact: Bob Grove:

Henderson County, NC



Held the third Monday of each month, 6:00-7:45 PM at Henderson Co. Public Library, 301 N. Washington
Poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, and memoirists are welcomed. Time limits of 3 minutes for poets and 5 minutes for prose writers are enforced. Meet and greet begins at 5:30 PM. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network; hosted by the Henderson County Public Library. Contact: Katie Winkler or Joe Perrone Jr. at:


Lost Playwrights Meeting

Last Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM, at Henderson County Library auditorium, 301 N. Washington St.  Playwrights read scenes from their works. Persons interested in creative writing or theater are invited to attend. Contact:


Blue Ridge Writers' Support Group

First and third Mondays, 2:00-4:00 PM, County Parks and Recreation Athletics and Activity Center, 708 S. Grove St. The Blue Ridge Writers' Support Group is open to anyone seriously interested in being published.  Contact: Tom Hooker, 828-696-8430


Writers Guild of Western North Carolina
Held the 2nd Thursday of each month, 1:30-3:30 PM at Fletcher Public Library, 120 Library Rd. All writers are invited for a lively discussion about current projects related to publishing and marketing our work. Learn tricks and techniques from published authors and aspiring writers. Contact: John Waterman:


Mountain Writers

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S Main St, Waynesville, NC. Call 828-235-2003 for more information.

Jackson County


Coffee With the Poet

Held the third Thursday of each month, 10:30 AM at City Lights Book Store, 3 E Jackson St, Sylva, NC.
One featured poet. All attendees are encouraged to bring verses to read. Contact: Eon Alden: or 828-586-9499

Transylvania County


Brevard Children's Writers Group

Children's Authors for picture book, chapter book, middle grade and young adult readers are invited to join us once a month for brainstorming and manuscript critiques in Brevard. We are a local group of authors from across Transylvania County and beyond that meets on the last Friday of every month from 2-4 pm to discuss our work and support each other. Locations vary, so please contact me to be added to the list:

WORDSMITHS Writers Group

Meets every other Wednesday,11 AM-1 PM.. Meetings are held at Quotations Cafe on 147 E Main St, Brevard. The group has been meeting for three years, reading manuscripts and discussing craft and, at the present time, is closed to membership as we cannot accommodate more writers in the time space or meeting room space. Contact Nancy Purcell, #862-8117 for information or assistance.

The Brevard Authors Guild 

Conducts chat panels on various book genres at Highland Books, College Plaza, Brevard, NC on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Contact Bob Brooks at:

The Transylvania County Arts Council

Hosts an open mic nite on Monday June 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the TCArts building 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard, NC.  All writers are invited to read a selection of their work. Contact Bob Brooks at

North Georgia Counties

Union County


Writers Night Out

Held the second Friday of each month, 7:00 PM, at Union County Community Center (at Butternut Creek Golf Course) 129 Union County Recreation Rd., Blairsville, Georgia. Event is free and open to public. There will be a featured author, followed by open mic. Social hour starts at 6:00 PM, with food and drink available for purchase. Contact, Karen Holmes,