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.

Monthly Meeting
Date:4st Thursday of the month
5:30 PM
Place: Team Leader Donna Campbell Smith's home near Franklinton.

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

FCAC Writers’ Guild Carolina Prize Writers Contest 2017

Deadline for entering: August 15, 2017
Fee: $10.00
Questions: contact or (919) 497-6910.

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

Writers Retreat Re-Scheduled for November 18th

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


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Call to Writers and Artists for 5th Edition of County Lines: A Literary Journal and

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