2021 Winter Writing Contests

White County Creative Writers sponsored two seasonal contests this winter: A short story contest and prose /poetry contest.

The winners have been announced and the cash prizes have been sent!


RECAP: 26th Annual WCCW Conference

Another great conference is now behind us. More than 50 conference attendees took part in the six sessions led by an amazing team of talented authors and publishers.

We have posted 70+ photos from the conference on our Facebook page.  (While you’re viewing the photos, don’t forget to like our page!)

Also, you’ll find a complete list of all contest winners here.

And don’t forget to save the date: Next year’s conference is September 3, 2022.

WCCW Group News

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 January 2022 Newsletter

Click here for a complete list of newsletters

Come to one of our meetings!

If you live in Central Arkansas, then 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.

Our next  regular meeting is scheduled for February 21, 2022. 6:30 p.m. We are now meeting  at Simmons Bank, 401 S. Main, in Searcy, located across from Spring Park.

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: 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.