Come to our next meeting!
The May meeting was packed with 19 people, including a couple of first-time guests. It was so good getting to see everyone in the group.
Our program was a read around for all: Everyone (who wanted to participate) read something they had written: a short story, a section of a book’s chapter, a poem, an inspirational essay — followed by a little discussion. It was great fun.
Our next meeting is scheduled for July 17, 2022. The meeting begins at 6:30, at Simmons First Bank in Searcy. The address is 401 South Main Street. Refreshments are served. We’ll announce the program plans soon.
If you live in Central Arkansas, we invite you to come visit us! Bring your pens, pencils, laptops, iPods, iPads, Smartphones, Touchpads, or whatever device you choose to use, (plus your imagination), and check us out!
WCCW meets the third Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
2022 Writers Conference
The 27th Annual White County Creative Writers Conference is scheduled for September 3, 2022. It will be held at 2400 Landing Road, Searcy AR — the same location as last year.
We have lined up three top-level speakers to lead a total of six workshops on mastering the craft of writing. Registration is only $35. Make plans to attend.
WCCW Group News
Each 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.
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: finding 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 either with one simple question — “What can help make me a better writer?”— or experiences they are eager to share.
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.
WCCW also enjoys a close relationship with the staff at Harding University, and is included in many of their on-campus activities. This participation is very special to us, and we extend our thanks to them.