Writers’ Group of the Triad is on a Mission
to Jumpstart Your Writing This Summer…
Spend a lively August afternoon with an award-winning poet and a globe-trotting memoirist. Connect with other writers and read your work!
Third Sunday At Three Poetry, Prose and Open Mic
Sunday, August 21, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Scuppernong Books: 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC
Join us to hear featured poet Joseph Mills and memoirist Shirley Deane.
Bring some of your own writing to read as well at the open mic.
Joseph Mills’ new collection of poems, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, is at turns, serious and playful, each poem inspired by stage directions in a Shakespearean play. Mills teaches at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His work has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and in hundreds of forums including former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry.” His other Press 53 poetry collections include Angels, Thieves and Winemakers, Second Edition (2015), This Miraculous Turning (2014) winner of the 2015 Roanoke-Chowan Award, Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet (2012), Love and Other Collisions (2010), and Somewhere During the Spin Cycle (2006).
Shirley Deane’s memoir, An Unreasonable Woman, tells the story of how she turned her back on a recording contract and TV appearances to work her way around the world. She traveled to 67 countries, became the first woman to drive a Land Rover from England to Katmandu, was kidnapped and questioned by Turkish police, offered a job by the CIA, was cured of asthma by an indigenous doctor in Kashmir, managed a clinic in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal, and stood against death threats to write and publish the first ever Who’s Who of Black South Africans (Oxford University Press, 1978). And that’s only part of her amazing story. . She is also the author of Wisdom, Bliss, & Common Sense: Secrets of Self-Transformation (Quest Books, 1989). Ms. Deane now resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Writing to Prompts with Olivia Rivers
Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Sacred Garden Bookstore, 211 W Fisher Avenue, Greensboro, NC
Break your writers’ block and generate writing with one of our experienced writers. Prompts and more. Bring a pen and paper or fully charged laptop. Hold your spot by emailing Cynthia Schaub at Schaub.email@example.com.
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Writers’ Group of the Triad presents
a unique summer to fall workshop
Voice Quest Journaling Group based on Joseph Campbell’s
Hero’s Journey and facilitated by Teri Gerbode
Saturdays 10:30-12:30 from June 11 through October 1 (will NOT meet the third Saturday of each month) at Deep Roots Market, 600 North Eugene Street, Greensboro 27401
Description: Get your imagination and pen flowing with this self revelatory workshop developed by Joanna Tebbs Young. Teri will take you on a 13 week journey with writing prompts and judgment free sharings. Based on the wisdom of Joseph Campbell, this is a quest to (re)discover personal authenticity and voice.
Required: Pre-registration and membership in Writers’ Group of the Triad. To join WGOT, see http://triadwriters.org/join/ To register, call or text Teri at (802) 233-4832. Bring pen and paper.
Teri Gerbode is an International Health Coach and Journal Facilitator training in Transformative Language Arts. A recent transplant from Vermont, she loves all things Greensboro as well as poetry, journaling, kayaking and knitting while having green matcha tea.
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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, 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 Newsletter, 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 Newsletter.
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!