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      The Anson County Writers' Club fosters the art of writing in Anson County through support, awareness and recognition of all writers -- from the beginner to the published author.
     This is accomplished through regular meetings, workshops, lectures and readings; through our annual contests in prose and poetry culminating in a public awards ceremony; and through our grant program.
     The Anson County Writers' Club meets the fourth Sunday of each month (except July and December) at 3:00 p.m. (see meeting announcement below).

Next Meeting

The ACWC will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Program TBA

Annual Contests

The 2023 annual contests in prose and poetry are now open to submissions.
Click here for information, rules, and entry forms. Deadline is Dec. 4, 2023.

Irene Harrington gave a talk about her newest book, "I Can See Clearly Now," at the H.B. Allen Library on Sept. 18. The book is co-written with her aunt, who lost her sight at age 3, and yet lived a full and productive life. Her previous books are "Coley Hill", "A Churchman's Confession", "The Apple Tree", and "The Suitcase". To order the book, go to Amazon

Useful links

Writing for Theater or Film

Historical Research Categories

Best Blog Sites

Creative Jobs for English Majors

Charlotte Writers Club

The North Carolina Poetry Society

The North Carolina Writers' Network

Sit Down and Write Poetry

The Writers Workshop of Asheville

Script Reading

Check the above links often for news of workshops, contests, etc.

Our Published Authors

Irene Harrington

Kaye Ratliff

Karen MacMurray

Sandy Bruney

Charles Kaska

J.A. Bolton

Leonidas Smith

Anson Pathways XI, an anthology of the 2019-2020-2021 contest winners, is now avilable at the Anson County Arts Council for $5 and at amazon.com

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