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Interactive Art and Writing Workshop
Saturday May 30th 10am-noon *and*
Saturday June 6th 10am-noon 

Art is a rich source of imagery and inspiration, a spring-board to ideas and connections to the thriving life around us. Come join us at our most popular and fun event.

Part I – May 30th: Spend the morning choosing a piece of art at the Creative Center as inspiration for writing and begin a first draft of prose or poetry. Held in the Library, 2nd Floor.

Part II – June 6th: You can read your finished work in the Gallery. The artists will be present to give their interpretations and inspiration for their work. Writers and artists will have a conversation about their work in front of the audience. This day only is free and open to the public. Held in the Showcase Gallery, 1st Floor.

This event will be held at the Creative Center, 900 Sixteenth Street, GSO, in the Library (2nd Floor) on May 30th, and in the Showcase Gallery (Ground Floor) on June 6th. Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a pencil/pen and paper.

Price: WGOT Members $10, Non-Members $15.00, Students $10. Includes both daysThe reading and artist conversation on June 6th is FREE to attend as an audience member.

Purchase a membership the day of the event and $5.00 off your admission will be applied to your membership.


Workshop or $5 off Workshop&Membership Purchase:



YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT TO PARTICIPATE IN WRITING BY Thursday May 28th. Space is limited. Please email your name(s) and any questions to WGOT.news@gmail.com

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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!