We are White County Creative Writers

WCCW is a friendly and outgoing writers group made up of poets, novelists, children’s writers, bloggers, journalists, non-fiction writers — representing every imaginable genre. We are located in Searcy Arkansas, but our community reaches around the world.

We offer resources for writers everywhere: a weekly blog, monthly newsletter, an annual writers conference, dozens of writing contests each year, and we meet together each month.

Writing Contests


The winners for the WCCW 2023 Writing Contests were announced at the recent WCCW Conference. You can read about them on the Contest page. Congratulation to all who won, and thanks again to all who entered! Click here to visit the contest page.

NEW CONTEST! Did you attend our conference this year? Here’s a contest just for you!

Come To Our Next Meeting: January 15, 2024

White County Creative Writers

3rd Monday of the month. 6:30 p.m. Conference Room, Simmons Bank. 401 S. Main, Searcy.

On November 20 we had great meeting, with 20 in attendance. The program, led by Don Money, focused on writing to get published. Don has had much success in this area, and had many good ideas of offer.

The Christmas Party is scheduled for December 11. If you would like to come, please let Rhonda know.

Our next meeting is scheduled for January 15, 2024. Topic and leader TBA.

If you live anywhere near Central Arkansas, we invite you to come visit us! We look forward to seeing you!


The 28th Annual White County Creative Writers Conference  was certainly one of our best ever! More than 60 writers were in attendance. Linda Apple and Clarissa Willis led five sessions between, covering all aspects of writing, marketing, promotion, and character development. And lunch, as always, was great!

Find out more about this year’s conference here.

You can view pictures from the conference on our Facebook page.

Conference Pictures Part 1 | Conference Pictures Part 2

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, writers group news, 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 November 2023 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 the White County Creative Writers Group

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.