New! | READINGS & OPEN MIC | Poetry and Prose | Admission Free
Saturday March 15th 7pm at Starbucks in Quaker Village | 5607 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro | MAP IT! | Readers: Rosalyn Marhatta, Michael Gaspeny, Coventry Kessler, Matt Swider, James Gutsell | Open Mic: First 8 people to sign up (5 minutes each)
The snow is melting and this event is still on
–come join us!
On Saturday, March 8th, 1-4:30pm
The 1st Offering in WGOT’s Genre Greats Series
WORKING IN THE DELTA and WRITING AS LUGGAGE
for prose and poetry writers
On Working In the Delta: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction
In this workshop, we will explore the ambiguous area where prose poems and flash fiction reside. It’s a place much like a delta, where the river meets the sea, and like most deltas, it can be both confusing to navigate and a fertile vibrant environment. We will discuss issues such as line breaks, paragraphs and structuring techniques — the levees and dikes as it were — of form. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet so that they can experiment with changing the format of a piece.
On Writing As Luggage
When you travel, the size of your luggage limits what you can take, and you must make choices based on what you’ll need. Writing is similar. A piece must have certain items while others may be expensive luxuries that you should think carefully about including. In this workshop, we’ll consider techniques for “packing a piece” of writing to be concentrated, effective, and powerful.
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Joseph has a Ph.D in literature and is a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts. His works include poetry, fiction, drama, and criticism and he has published four volumes of poetry with Press 53, with his fifth, This Miraculous Turning, scheduled for September 2014.
Refreshments available. Book sales and signing will follow. Participants are encouraged to bring a fully-charged laptop or tablet so that they can experiment with changing the format of a piece. Alternatively, please bring along pen/pencil and paper.
Place: In the Boardroom (lower level) at the Cultural Center, Festival Park, 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro. (Free Saturday parking at the City parking deck off of N. Church Street near the corner of E. Friendly Ave., beside the Central Library.)
Cost: $15 for WGOT members and students with ID; $25 non-members.
Choose the option below to sign up to become a member of WGOT today and pay the reduced workshop price for members of $15—that’s a ten dollar savings off the price of the workshop! Membership includes a year of access to all writing critique groups and a monthly email listing of writing-related contests and events.
Student membership plus workshop $32, Adult membership plus workshop $47. (Additional $2 PayPal processing fee.)
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this workshop, seating still available! YOU MUST RSVP by email to email@example.com or phone (336.643-0935) and include attendee name, phone number, member or non-member, and if paying by PayPal or cash/check. NEW! OPTION TO NOW PAY AT THE DOOR in cash or with a check payable to WGOT. Questions? Call Tracey at 336.643-0935.
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More information and samples of Joseph’s writing can be found under these links:
Teeth Pieces: http://www.connotationpress.com/fiction/1716-joseph-mills-fiction
Welcome to Bryan McFarland and his new group Song Circle.
You can find them under our Critique groups tab on the black bar above.
New! | READINGS & OPEN MIC
| Poetry and Prose
Saturday March 15th 7pm at Starbucks in Quaker Village | 5607 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro | MAP IT! |
READERS: Rosalyn Marhatta | Michael Gaspeny | Coventry Kessler | Matt Swider | James Gutsell
OPEN MIC: First 8 people to sign up (5 minutes each)
Poetry GSO Offering! | ONE CITY, ONE PROMPT
| Writing Workshop
Saturday March 29th 1-3pm in the Community Room at Deep Roots | 600 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro | MAP IT! |
Join us as we lead you through prompts on what it means to Begin Again. Bring paper and pen. | Opportunity to share your writing on Jacinta White’s blog “The Word Project”.
Facilitators: Tracey Nafekh, WGOT Board and Memoir Group member, and eBlast Editor, and Coventry Kessler, WGOT Memoir Group Facilitator.
Seating limited. Registration required by email HERE or call Tracey at 336.643-0935.
WGOT is pleased to present the 2nd offering in our Genre Greats Series
Poetry GSO Offering! | POETRY JAZZ & JAVA
Sunday April 13th 2:30-4:30pm PJ&J returns to Coffee at the Summit! | 623 Summit Avenue, Greensboro | MAP IT! |
Come enjoy an afternoon of imaginative verse from our WGOT poets and other acclaimed poets in our community. Drink some coffee and hear some great jazz.
a workshop that will appeal to all writers.
Poetry GSO Offering ! | TERRI KIRBY ERICKSON
| Narrative Poet~Telling A Story
Award winning poet Terri Kirby Erickson will give a talk on Publishing Mid-Life, with readings and examples, and she will be highlighting her newest collection of poems, A Lake of Light and Clouds(Press 53). Terri wil also lead a workshop on Being Mindful with Memories. Book sales and signing will follow.
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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!