Creative Writing

Write Wilmington

Last November, UNCW’s beloved Writers’ Week was held virtually to accommodate the needs of this strange, pandemic time. Enthusiastic readers and writers, whether amateur or professional, participated in staggering numbers from all over the US and the world. It proved a simple fact. We are hungry for opportunities to share experiences, sit in community, learn, and reflect.

The Department of Creative Writing at UNCW wants to meet this need for fellowship via a new initiative called Write Wilmington. From March 19 to April 30, we will gather every Friday morning from 9:00 to 9:45 (EST) for a free writing session. Each session will be held on Zoom and led either by a faculty member or a graduate student. Instructors will deliver prompts and guidelines, and everyone attending will write together —the goal being not to create a perfect poem or story but to push our imaginations, exercise those creative muscles, and generate drafts that may be polished later.

Write Wilmington will not only demonstrate UNCW’s commitment toward public service and outreach, it will also shine light on our world-class faculty and graduate students, and offer the latter an opportunity for professional development.

Join us for the first session of Write Wilmington with Assistant Professor KaToya Ellis Fleming on March 19, 2021, at 9 am. All are welcome!

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Full Schedule, Write Wilmington, Spring 2021  



KaToya Fleming

March 19

Michael Ramos

March 26

Erica Langston

April 2

Tim Bass

April 9

Melissa Crowe

April 16

Steph Beckner

April 23

EJ Schwartz 

April 30


For any queries, please contact:

—Jessica Ram (for technical support), MFA Candidate in Poetry, UNCW (
—Sayantani Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Creative Writing, UNCW (