We are White County Creative Writers

WCCW is a friendly and outgoing group of poets, novelists, children’s writers, bloggers, journalists, non-fiction writers — and every other imaginable genre. We are located in Searcy Arkansas.

Come to our next meeting!

We meet on third Monday of each month. 

We had a great turnout at the January meeting, with 24 in attendance. The assignment was to prepare a 250 character sketch. More than a dozen members read their completed assignment to the group. We had a great time.

If you live in Central Arkansas, we invite you to come visit us!  Our next meeting is scheduled for February 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The location is the conference room at Simmons Bank, 401 S. Main in Searcy.

We’ll post an update about the assignment for the February meeting so that you’ll have plenty of time to get ready.


We had a wonderful time at the 2022 WCCW Christmas party on December 12. More than 35 people were there, including kids and spouses. The party was held at Daisy’s Lunchbox on the Court Square in Search — and the food was amazing. Here are some pictures.

After the meal, we took part in a read around. More than a dozen submissions were read by various members of the group, with everyone guessing who wrote which piece. No question about it: there are a lot of talented people in this group!

2022 Writers Conference

OUR CONFERENCE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!  The 27th Annual White County Creative Writers Conference was held on September 3, 2022 in Searcy Arkansas.

The event featured three top-level speakers — among the best we’ve ever heard — to lead a total of six workshops on mastering the craft of writing.

You can view conference pictures on our Facebook page.


Oh, and it’s not too early to make plans to attend Conference 2023! Pencil in the date now: Saturday, September 2, 2023, in Searcy AR.

The Creative Writer Newsletter

White County Creative Writers Group NewsletterEach month WCCW Press Secretary Del Garrett prepares a group newsletter for easy download offering news and updates of all WCCW activities, as well as additional information of interest to all who are passionate about living the writing life.

You can download the most recent newsletter by clicking the link below.

Download the December 2022 Newsletter

Click here for a complete list of newsletters

The Write Way blog for Writers

Check out our blog!

WCCW has a blog especially for writers.  It’s called The Write Way.  Members of our group post articles on anything and everything related to the writing process: seeking inspiration, tips & techniques, improving your craft, finding your voice, and more. Click here to read our newest post.

About White County Creative Writers

Since our inception in 1995, the White County Creative Writers group has had but one goal:  improving our craft. In this process, we have discovered that there are no rules! What challenges one member may come easy to another; what some have questions about, others furnish answers. That’s what makes this group work.

We have invited educators, authors, publishers and editors to speak to the group, formed critique groups, had members share learning experiences from other groups or workshops they have attended, and discussed what works and doesn’t work for each of us.

Over the years, some of the beginners have become masters, and the students have become the teachers. Each year brings new members who come with one simple question: “What can help make me a better writer?”

WCCW has undertaken such community projects as an annual poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Day, writing contests for students in White County and an open challenge to groups and citizens of White County to raise funds for the public library.

Read more about how we began.