Writers’ Week

Writing to Transform—Writers' Week

Writers' Week


21st ANNUAL WRITERS’ WEEK GOES VIRTUAL

Writing to Transform, November 2–6, 2020, will center the transformative power of writing, bringing together visiting authors and editors, UNCW students and faculty, and the community, in discussions of literary craft and current issues of the profession. Readings, panels, and most talks are free and open to the public.

All are invited to join us in celebrating the power of writing to shape our experiences, our communities, and our world.

Throughout the week we’ll explore

  • how telling our stories can delight, unite, and heal us
  • how we can hone our craft to inspire readers and address injustice
  • how publishers and editors can challenge points of view, incorporate new voices, and lead institutional change

Writing to Transform will feature 

  • a daily newsletter, including Zoom links and an overview of events and speakers
  • short, guided writing exercises each morning to spark creativity and openness
  • fiction, poetry, and nonfiction craft talks by renowned visitors
  • panel discussions between authors, editors, and publishers
  • evening readings and conversations between authors


Preregistration is required.

preregister here 

Check out our lineup of featured speakers and the event schedule.