There is a story in each one of us that is worth sharing. The mission of High Country Writers is to lend support and encouragement to writers and aspiring writers in the High Country of North Carolina.
We meet regularly to discuss writings, present authors and conduct constructive critique sessions. See our calendar with list of all upcoming meetings. Join your first meeting free as our guest and get a feel of the gatherings.
High Country Writers began in the summer of 1995 when Maggie Bishop placed an ad in the local newspapers seeking others interested in writing fiction. That ad generated thirteen phone calls; when the group met a week later, it had six founding members who met in the conference room of Boone City Hall.
The first year saw the institution of events we now consider traditions: the Winter Luncheon, hosting an honored guest speaker for the past two years, and the Fall Poetry Bash, which has come to feature reading of members' poetry.
Since that time we have grown to an organization of over seventy members, including writers of fiction and non-fiction -- mystery, romance, poetry, Civil War, Appalachian women, memoir, erotica, Romance, historical, young adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, local history, real estate, blogs, as well as Southern fiction.
Our goal remains to work toward and achieve publication for all members who desire publication.
Explore writing techniques and connect with fellow writers. Meet, discuss, share and explore. Learn about the art and craft of writing, get inspired by authors old and new and make a new friend or two. Members are also invited to submit works to be considered for publication in the High Country Writer's anthology or on our blog.
Receive all of this and more for membership dues of $20 a year.
Contact membership chair extraordinaire, Ree Strawser, to join: firstname.lastname@example.org