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Writing and Reading Opportunities

Writing Opportunities for ACC College Students

The Explorer Magazine
A literary magazine published by ACC’s English Department
Annual deadline for personal essays, research essays, short fiction, and poetry is early Fall.  

Burlington Times-News
Produces a column in the newspaper every Monday called “Teens and 20s.”

Writing Organizations

Piedmont Voices Writing Project
Burlington Writers Club

North Carolina Writer’s Network
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
North Carolina Arts Council
North Carolina Poetry Society
South Writ Large
Poets & Writers
The Poetry Foundation

Author Readings, Book Clubs, and Events
Burlington Writers Club
Alamance Public Library Book Clubs
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Public Library
Hosts a monthly “Meet the Author Tea”
UNC English Department
The English department hosts readings throughout the year — check their calendar. Annually, they bring in nationally recognized authors at two main events — the Thomas Wolfe Lecture (held in the Fall) and the Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence Reading (Spring).
UNC’s Sonja Hanes Stone Center for Black History and Culture
The Stone Center hosts an “Author Discussion Series” at the Bullshead Bookstore on campus     (Then click on programs)
UNCG MFA in Creative Writing sponsored readings
Programs that Feature Authors
 WUNC Public Radio
UNC Public TV