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**ANNOUNCEMENT**
Due to Bryan McFarland’s new employment, WGOT announces, regretfully, that the WGOT SONG CIRCLE has been temporarily disbanded. We wish Bryan all the best with his new job and welcome interest from experienced songwriters who would be willing to facilitate such a group. If you are so inclined, please email the WGOT President, Diana Engel, at deengel0925@gmail.com.

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Triad Poetry Meetup and the Greensboro Public Library present
a Monday Night Poetry reading by a WGOT poet:

Poetry GSO Offering!  | GILBERT-CHAPPELL
                                         | DISTINGUISHED POETRY
                                         | READING
                                         | With Rosalyn Marhatta and
                                         | Lynn Veach Sadler

Monday April 21st 7pm at the Greensboro Central Library | 219 N. Church Street, Greensboro
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This meeting will highlight the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poetry Series sponsored by the NC Poetry Society and the NC Center for the Book. WGOT poet Rosalyn Marhatta will read poems about her experiences in Nepal, home of Mt. Everest. Her mentor, distinguished poet Lynn Veach Sadler, will also read. 
 
Rosalyn Marhatta is a 20ll Pushcart Prize nominee and a 2013 Finalist for the NCPS North Carolina Poet Laureate Award.  Rosalyn’s vivid verse has been published in numerous literary journals. 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 
Sadler has published 10 poetry chapbooks and 4 full-length collections, over 100 short stories, 4 novels, a novella, and a short story collection and written 41 plays. 

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WGOT and the Greensboro Public Library are pleased to present
the third offering in our Genre Greats Series,
a workshop that will appeal to all writers:

Poetry GSO Offering ! | TERRI KIRBY ERICKSON
                                             | Narrative Poet~Telling A Story

Saturday April 26th 1-4pm in the Tannenbaum Room at the Greensboro Central Library | 219 N. Church Street, Greensboro MAP IT! |

Award-winning poet Terri Kirby Erickson will give a talk on Publishing Mid-Life, read from her collections, and lead a workshop on Being Mindful with Memories. If you wish to participate in this workshop, please bring pen and paper or a fully-charged laptop.

Terri will be highlighting her newest collection of poems, A Lake of Light and Clouds (Press 53). Terri invites you to her gala book launch and fundraiser on April 3rd where a portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to a fund for cancer patients in financial distress.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. More Info

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 Tell Me A Story
Writing To Prompts

May 10th

Christine McCarthy, facilitator of the WGOT Children’s Writers Group, will lead a free Writing to Prompts Session at Hemphill Library, 2301 W Vandalia Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407 (near the intersection of S Holden and Vandalia) Saturday May 10th from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

This writing session will be designed to stimulate ideas and creativity for any kind of writing– poetry, fiction, children’s, or memoir.

RSVP required. E-mail Chris at lmccarthy@triad.rr.com if you plan to attend.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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“It’s easier not to write than to write. Except if you are a writer. Then you have no choice.”

- Elie Wiesel (Nobel Prize-winner)

 

The Writers’ Group of the Triad is a not-for-profit organization of writers for writers. Our mission is to offer enriching opportunities which nurture writing development, provide community exposure, and ultimately assist in our members’ writing success. The best substantive and continuous resource WGOT supplies to local writers are genre-specific monthly critique group meetings where members can improve their writing skills through peer review. Our group facilitators welcome all levels of writers into a supportive and creative atmosphere which fosters fellowship and constructive criticism, helping to hone and improve each member’s work.

Our writing critique groups are organized by genre. In the ‘Critique Groups’ list above you can find a group in your favored genre or genres. Want to check out one or several of these groups? You may attend two critique group meetings in any genre at no charge. However, you must become a member of WGOT to have your work critiqued. If you are thinking about dropping in on a critique group meeting, please contact the facilitator first so she/he knows to look for you.

WGOT also puts on open mics, Poetry Jazz and Java readings during April, and sponsors workshops focusing on topics such as ekphrastic writing and publishing.

Who are our writers? The ‘Our Writers’ drop-down list above has thumbnail biographies of a small portion of our authors and writers of different genres including fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, mystery, and children’s stories.

Our critique groups have published several anthologies described on the ’Our Books’ page. Should you wish to purchase a book or two, you will find ordering information included.

Who can join? WGOT membership is open to anyone local, national, or international who wants to improve their English writing skills. Although many of our members have been widely published, we welcome beginning writers! We can help the new writer find her/his “voice” and better understand the mysterious adventure called publishing.

Members can attend an unlimited number of critique groups and receive by email the monthly WGOT Eblast, a treasure trove of current writing opportunities—those offered by WGOT and other writers/organizations. Workshops, readings, competitions and publication calls are featured in the Eblast.

Annual dues are $30; Out-of-State/International $20; Students $15. To join WGOT, click here to access the ’Join/Renew’ page and follow the directions.

Where do we meet? Most of our groups meet at our central location, the headquarters of the historic Sternberger Artists Center, 712 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC. There is free parking in the lot behind the building. The WGOT Writers’ Center is in Studio 5; its entrance is on the far left (south side) of the building as you face the building from the rear free parking area.

Our advice to aspiring authors is to write, write, write and read, read, read the outstanding published writers in your genre! Share with other writers your work in progress by joining one of our critique groups where sharing is the order of the day. Writing is a lonely business. Enrich your life and your writing by connecting with other writers who can help you sharpen your craft. Join us for fellowship, exposure, and objective, knowledgeable advice from friendly wordsmiths!