Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild 

FCAC Writers Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. New members are always welcome.

Photography & Writers Guilds Combined Meeting

The Photography Guild and the Writer’s Guild are combining their meetings at a new time.
New members are always welcome. Stop by and check us out.

2nd Monday of the month, January, March, May, July, September, November
7:00 PM
FCAC Headquarters located at 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton, NC.

The Writer’s Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. Follow the Writer’s Guild on Facebook.

Donna Campbell Smith

Contact for directions to meeting place and information about the Writer’s Guild.

Writers Retreat, November 18th

Deadline Approaching 

Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is happy to announce their Writer’s Retreat has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 18 from 9am until 5 pm at Rolling View Community Building, Falls Lake State Park. The retreat, originally planned for a spring event had to be canceled because of flooding at the park. The new date allows participants to enjoy a day to write on the shore of the lake enhanced with fall foliage. Guild members suggest writers bring their cameras in addition to their pen and notepads.

The retreat also offers two writers workshops and a chance to network with other writers. New York Times best-selling author Diane Chamberlain will open the event with her workshop titled "How a Social Worker became a New York Times Best Selling Novelist in Only Thirty Years."

Deana Vassar, who is an Amherst Writers and Artists Facilitator and award-winning writer, will close the day with her presentation, “The Amherst Method, Creating a Safe Environment for the Writer.”

Fees to attend the retreat are $30 for FCAC members / $40 for non-members. There is a $6/car fee to enter the park. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Deadline to register is October 15. For more information and to request a registration form email

You can pay online with PayPal
$30 for FCAC members:
$40 for non-members:
Or send or drop a check to:
22 S. Main Street, Franklinton, NC 27525
Telephone: 919-497-6910
Open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30am - 4pm. (closed on holidays) 

2017 Writer’s Guild Publishes Fifth Edition
County Lines, A Literary Journal, Thursday, November 30th at 6PM

Members of Franklin County Arts Council’s Writers guild will release their fifth edition of County Lines: A Literary Journal on Thursday, November 30th at 6 PM with a reading and refreshments at FCAC Headquarters on 22 S. Main St., Franklinton.

Winners of the FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Prize for Writing will also be announced at the function. They and some of the contributors to the book will read selections.
Copies of County Lines: A Literary Journal will be available for purchase at the launch party. Anyone missing the party can still buy copies at FCAC’s Up-Front Gallery and on Guild members recommend County Lines as an excellent Christmas gift. All proceeds from sales of the book go back to the writers’ guild to help fund their various projects which include workshops and an annual writers retreat.


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2017 Awards

Congratulations to Donna Campbell Smith for her second and third place awards for writing in the "Everything Equine Expo" held in Lumberton, NC!

Donna also won first place in photography at the same event.

County Lines- A Literary Journal

Copies available at Up Front Gallery on 22 S. Main St., Franklinton, NC 27525 or order from                          

2016 FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Writing Contest Winners
  • Bob McCarthy's "Honor" for prose.

  • Linda Riggins's poem, "A Past Present" for poetry.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Joyce Compton Brown: My Cousin Gives Me a Wall Shelf

  • Alice Osborn's Put some WD-40 on that Bad Boy

  • Jean Julian's Elegy for Memory

  • Sandi Fleming's Somewhere up North

  • Jacques Cobb's Breed – Reacquainted