Events, Meetings, Write-ins,
and Retreats

All Upcoming Events

(Last update: 2024-01-25)



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Peruse the left-side panel and our Facebook page for the upcoming schedule, and add our shared calendar to your mobile phone.

5th Wednesday Mini-Retreats

If there is a 5th Wednesday in a month, we hold a mini-retreat at Falls Lake—specifically Falls Lake Beaverdam Recreation area, Shelter #23.


Not a requirement, but we'd love a headcount. Please RSVP via the appropriate link(s) to the left of this text.


10am - 1pm for the group. After that, you can stay until the park closes. See the big list for all 5th Wednesday dates.


Google Map for the shelter:

Or, go to  14600 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (the entrance). Enter the park, pay at the booth (high season only), and follow the park road all the way until it becomes a loop. Shelter #23. We'll be there.


During the high season (warm months), the park charges $7 per car. ($5 for seniors and military vets.)




We meet whether there be rain, shine, snow, or whatever. If the weather is truly nasty, though, or the roads are a mess, we may all wish to huddle in our own homes and not meet for that day. If you have participated with the group before, you should also have contact information for someone as well. Feel free to call.

Seasonal Retreats

We'll have several other write-ins, potlucks, and perhaps even speaker-driven retreats throughout the year.

Spring Retreat
—March 30, 2024 (10am - 2pm)

RSVP / up-to-the-minute info: [Facebook event page].

This casual day-long retreat is free for all of our CPWG participants to attend!

Coffee, water, and breakfast snacks will be provided while author Donna Campbell Smith ( presents a 30-minute program on the pros and cons of self-publishing, including:

After the presentation, we’ll be invited to wander and find a cozy writing spot amid her beautiful countryside grounds. Inspiring indoor locations are also available in case of inclement weather.

We’ll break for lunch at noon (be sure to bring a bag lunch!) After lunch, there will be time to share what you wrote with other attendees if you wish.

If you have published books, feel free to bring them to display for sale!

As this event will be taking place on private property, please message Donna directly for the address if you wish to attend.

Summer Retreat & Potluck Lunch
—June 29, 2024 (10am - 2pm)

RSVP / up-to-the-minute info: [...Facebook event page coming soon].

This casual day-long retreat is free for all of our CPWG participants to attend.

Come hang out at a farm. We'll have the bonfire going with lots of outdoor space to write (weather permitting). If you like to fish, feel free to use our pond (bank-fishing only, please). And if you desire, find one of the many spaces to write within the historic 1860s farmhouse.