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.
https://www.alamancecc.edu/english-department-site/home/acc-student-writers-contest/  

Burlington Times-News
Produces a column in the newspaper every Monday called “Teens and 20s.”
For more information on how to become a writer for this column:
http://teensandtwenties.com/

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/Graham/Mebane
Burlington Writers Club http://www.burlingtonwritersclub.org/
Alamance Public Library Book Clubs
https://www.alamancelibraries.org/adult/adult-book-clubs/
 
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Public Library
Hosts a monthly “Meet the Author Tea” https://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/events/adults/
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
http://stonecenter.unc.edu/     (Then click on programs)
 
Greensboro 
UNCG MFA in Creative Writing sponsored readings  http://mfagreensboro.org/
 
Programs that Feature Authors
 WUNC Public Radio
UNC Public TV