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Join us on January 17th from 3-5pm for
Third Sunday at Three: Open Mic at Scuppernong Books
with Stuart Dischell and John Haugh

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Stuart Dischell‘s most recent book is Backwards Days from Penguin. His first two books, Good Hope Road and Evenings & Avenues are being reissued in the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Classics series.His chapbook Standing on Z will be published in the fall by Unicorn Press. “Terminus Magazine” is serializing his non-fiction work Walking the Walls of Paris. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, North Carolina Arts Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, he teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Greensboro.

John Haugh’s writing has been published in Notre Dame Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, The Camel City Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.  He won the Nancy J. Heggem Poetry Award, and was selected for Winston-Salem’s Poetry in Plain Sight program.  Mr. Haugh serves on the Board of the WGOT and also held a Board position with the Barrington Writers’ Workshop.

Mr. Haugh moved to North Carolina recently, was a NCAA national champion in fencing and spent untold hours browsing Powell’s City of Books in Oregon when young.  With help from the Winston-Salem Writers and Writers Group of the Triad, he is working on a chapbook that might be titled Conversations about mixtapes, red clay and repurposed ghosts.

Please join us at Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elam Street, Greensboro, to listen to our featured poets and read your poetry or short excerpt of prose.

Scuppernong has coffee, tea, juices, beer, wine, and food available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public. Thanks for your attendance and support of WGOT.

For more information contact Rosalyn Marhatta.

You can also visit our Meetup page where you can RSVP to the event, or just show up!

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January 30th from 10:15am-12noon
Last Saturday Writing to Prompts with Cynthia Schaub

Every last Saturday of the month in 2016 (excluding November) we will gather to generate some impromptu writing through prompts. This is a great session for new and prospective WGOT members to meet your peers and start writing. If you are blocked or just don’t feel you have the time to write, make this short meetup the one activity you carve out of your month to nurture your writing. It’s a relaxed easy activity on a Saturday morning! Bring a prompt, paper and a pen or writing device. Let us know if you’d like to lead the next session, all you need are 3-4 prompts. Switching leaders helps us to keep the prompt ideas fresh and lively. Free and open to the public. Bring a pen and paper or laptop. Held at Sacred Garden Bookstore, 215 W Fisher Ave, Greensboro.

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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!