Carolina Piedmont
Writers Guild

We write stuff.


Welcome, Writers!

The Guild supports, encourages, and mentors writers of all forms, genres, perspectives, and levels of expertise. New writers and writers-to-be are always welcome. For the latest news on meetings, events, local contests, and other opportunities for writers, or to just talk about writing, join us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter/communiqué!

The Guild also publishes a yearly literary journal, County Lines. Finish that short story or poem and submit your work (when submissions are open) for possible publication. For more information, visit our County Lines page.

General Meetings

A regular heartbeat of general Guild meetings is TBD at the moment, but we do meet for all kinds of reasons otherwise. In fact . . .

Events, Meetings, Write-ins, & Retreats

Please refer to the events page here for more information and follow us on Facebook.

The Guild Communiqué 

Join our mailing list and this link or via the form below.

Meeting Minutes

You can find all general meeting minutes at [this link] and listed below.

September 2023: What's in a name?

For years, we had been the Franklin County Writers Guild. Unfortunately, circumstance forced us to change names, and thus, we briefly became the Tar River Writers Guild. Alas, someone beat us to the punch in registering that as a business name, and now we are … the Carolina Piedmont Writers Guild—same people, same goals, same journal, but now with more piedmont and less tar.

April 25, 2023: Carolina Prize Winners Announced!

The winners and runners-up for the Carolina Prize have been chosen. They are:

First place Carolina Prize Winners:

Winners receive $100, publication in the journal, plus two copies of the journal.

Honorable Mentions:

Honorable mentions receive publication in the journal, plus one complimentary copy.

Join us at the County Lines launch party! Dec 3, 2023. More info on the events page.

Fifth Wednesday

If a month has a fifth Wednesday, we'll meet at the park! Check the Write-ins and Retreats page for more information.

Location (usually)

Park: Beaverdam Access, Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Entrance: 14600 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Drive to: Shelter 23 (pavilion)