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: Mary Ricketson :


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


Open Mic held monthly at City Lights Bookstore. Contact: Catherine Carter

Transylvania County


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 ten 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

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,

Young Harris

A Poetry Critique Group
sponsored by NCWN-West

Purpose is to provide poets constructive verbal and written feedback. Group meets at the Mountain Regional Public Library, 698 Miller St., Young Harris, GA . Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Third Tuesday of each month. Contact Library (706)279-3732 for information.
Facilitator: Maren Mitchell: