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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, May 28, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Program: Open Mic.

The winners of the 2022 contests in prose and poetry were celebrated at the annual Awards Ceremony in the H.B. Allen Library's Little Theater on Feb. 26. Click HERE.

ACWC President Kaye Ratliff introduces Joseph Bathanti, former N.C. Poet Laureate and artist in residence at Anson Tech (now SPCC). Bathanti read from his works, including his first book of poetry, Anson County and his newest book, Light at the Seam. Bathanti teaches at Appalachian State University, and works with prisoners and veterans to tell their stories.

Useful links

Writing for Theater or Film

Historical Research Categories

Best Blog Sites

Creative Jobs for English Majors

Charlotte Writers Club

Union County 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

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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