Friday, Dec. 20 through Monday, Dec. 23
WGOT gift wrapping fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, Friendly Center
Come and support WGOT’s gift wrapping fundraiser. All proceeds go towards rent, workshops, open mics, etc. If you can fill a three-hour slot on the roster please contact Caren Masem by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 336.852-6601. Thank you for continuing to support WGOT.
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WGOT *MEMBERS ONLY* HOLIDAY PARTY
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dynamic writing events brought to you by Writers’ Group of the Triad.
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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 provide a supportive and creative atmosphere in which all levels of writers can write and revise with the help and advice of others. Our facilitators are professionals in every way and enjoy helping other writers with sense of story, organization, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure problems. If we are successful as a group, then we will turn wannabee writers into magazine article writers and published authors. We are dedicated to helping our members improve their writing skills through peer review and the sharing of experiences at regular monthly meetings of subgroups.
Subgroups are divided by genre. Check the link above to find a list of critique groups in your favored genre or genres. You may attend up to three sub-group meetings as a guest.
Through the ‘Links/Resources’ button above, you can enter the writer’s world without leaving your computer. If you do nothing else as a new writer, spend some time exploring “Links/Resources.”
If you click on the ‘Our Writers’ drop-down lisi above you can peruse thumbnail biographies of a small portion of our authors who are writers of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, mystery, song, children’s stories and stageplays. Just surf around the articles and documents on the site. You will find more than three dozen additional categories to explore.
Where do we meet? Half 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 on the main floor, with an entrance on the far left (south side) of the building as you face the building from the rear free parking area.
Who can join? WGOT membership is open to anyone local, national, or international who wants to improve their English writing skills. Members who live outside North Carolina or in a foreign country can still be a member and receive by email the WGOT monthly newsletter. It contains helpful information to the writer, such as writing resources, forthcoming contests, and competitions in their specific genre.
Many of our members have been widely published, but we welcome beginning writers also–those who are not quite sure of the validity of their words or the merit of the things they wish to say. As a member, we can help the new writer find her/his “voice” and better understand the mysterious adventure called publishing.
Our mailing address is: 4 Waterthrush Place, Greensboro, NC 27455 Our advice to aspiring authors is to write, write, write! Then share with other writers your work in progress by joining one of our support groups where sharing is the order of the day. Writing is a lonely business, but writers need to connect.
Dues: Visitors are invited to attend a couple of critique group meetings at no charge. Annual dues are $30; Out-of-State/International $20; Students $15. To join WGOT, click on the button above ‘Join/Renew’ and follow the directions. Once a member, you will receive our monthly newsletters and can attend as many critique group meetings as you have time for.