The History of WGOT

The Writers’ Group of the Triad was originally the Greensboro Writers Club which had its inception in the 1950s. It was founded by Judi Hill, a local writer who also directs the popular Wildacres Writers’ Workshop and Retreat held each summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The group met on the campus of Guilford College and held monthly meetings with featured speakers.

In 1990 several writers decided to revitalize the group by changing its focus from a monthly meeting to a comprehensive organization made up of genre-specific groups to help writers in their chosen forms of writing. Poets would meet with poets, mystery writers would meet with mystery writers, playwrights with playwrights.

Today, these are critique groups which help member writers by reviewing manuscripts monthly, discussing marketing and publishing strategies and opportunities, participating in local workshops and open mics, and other activities.

Our facilitators are knowledgeable and passionate writers in their respective genres. They come from all walks of life, giving freely of their time and talents to this not-for-profit organization.