Three Community Writing Workshops Offered Across North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. (March 1, 2019) — The North Carolina Arts Council will offer three regional writing workshops this spring in Cary, Asheville and Wilmington that will be taught exclusively by North Carolina Arts Council Literary Fellowship recipients.

In partnership with local organizations, the workshops will spotlight the talents of recipients who work in fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting and creative non-fiction.

Writers across the state are invited to participate in the free workshops, although registration is required along with a refundable deposit.

Here are the dates and locations for the workshops: 

Triangle Area
Saturday, March 23: Town of Cary, Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue, Cary, N.C 27511
Register here.
Wilmington Area
Saturday, April 13:  Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington
411 N Front St, Wilmington, N.C. 28401
Register here.
Asheville Area
Saturday, May 25: NC Stage Company, Asheville
15 Stage Lane, Asheville, N.C. 28801
Register here.

At the end of each workshop, instructors and participants will be given the opportunity to read from their works, as time permits. The readings are open to the public.  

Registration for the Triangle Area workshops is now open. N.C. Arts Council Fellowship recipients teaching the sessions include Howard L. Craft (Playwrighting); Nathan Ross Freeman (Screenwriting); Angela Davis-Gardner (Fiction); Kim Church (Fiction) and Stephanie Levin (Poetry)

Fellows leading the Wilmington Area workshop include: Anna Lena Phillips Bell (Poetry); Mark Cox (Poetry); Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams and Tita Ramirez (Fiction); and Charisse Coleman (Creative non-fiction).

The Asheville Area workshop will feature Abigail DeWitt and Joseph Bathanti (Fiction); Julie Zografos (Screenwriting); and Fred Bahnson (Creative non-fiction). Other participants will be announced soon.


To learn more about the North Carolina Arts Council’s Fellowship program visit:


About the North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education.