Writers’ Week


Writers' Week

Each year, Writers' Week brings together visiting writers of local and national interest, UNCW students and members of the general public with an interest in literature and writing. Activities throughout the week include workshops, panels, and readings.

Writers’ Week: November 2–6, 2020

 Please save the date for our first-ever virtual Writers’ Week, featuring all the craft talks, panel discussions, and readings you know and love—this year from the comfort of your home. Check back soon for a list of participating authors and publishing guests.


2019 Buckner Keynote Speaker:
Ayana Mathis

Ayana MathisAyana Mathis’s New York Times bestselling debut, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, was selected as the second book for the Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and as a Best Book of the Year in 2013 by The New York TimesThe Boston Globe, and NPR. A recipient of the 2014-15 New York Public Library's Cullman Center Fellowship, Mathis’s nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The New Yorker, Brick, and Glamour. She is the first Black woman to be a permanent member of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop faculty, where she teaches English and creative writing. She is at work on her second novel.