Writers’ Week

Frequently Asked Questions


Writers’ Week 2020 FAQs


How do I register for Writers' Week?
Just click here! This year, registration is required to ensure the security of our online community. Zoom links will be available only to those who have signed up in advance. We ask that you please preregister no later than Friday, October 30, to minimize any last-minute technological difficulties. Registration is quick and easy.

I registered for Writers’ Week. Now what?
That’s it! You should receive an email confirming your registration, and after that a daily newsletter, November 2–6, containing Zoom links and updated information about sessions. Just log into your email in the morning and click to connect! Convenient, right? Look for your first newsletter the weekend before Writers’ Week, including links to Monday’s events. Don’t forget to mark our email, uncwwritersweek [at] gmail [dot] com as a safe sender so that our messages don’t end up in your spam folder.

Who do I contact for registration inquires? For registration questions, email our support team at uncwwritersweek [at] gmail [dot] com.

Where can I find the schedule?
The full schedule is posted here. We’ll begin each morning with a guided writing exercise (9:30) and craft talk (10:15), followed by an afternoon panel or publishing presentation (1 p.m.), and we'll close each evening with a reading and conversation (7:30). All times are EST. On the website, you'll also find descriptions for each session, the option to sort by genre or presenter, and even a feature to customize your time zone.

Can I sign up for just one event?
Once you’ve registered for the week, you will have access to all Writers’ Week events via links in the daily newsletter. If you wish to attend only one event—that’s great! Just look for the link to that event in the daily email.

If I can’t make it to an event, will it be recorded for later viewing?
Due to arrangements with speakers, most events will not be immediately available as recordings. In some cases, we hope to share recordings on the website in the future.

How do I ask a question during a session?To ask a question, use the chat feature (for Zoom meetings) or Q&A (for webinars). If your question is selected, the speaker or moderator will call on you to ask your question on camera or will ask it on your behalf, depending on the event format.   

What are your Community Guidelines?
This virtual space is new territory for us, and probably for you too. While we explore transformation together, we ask that you do keep in mind our Community Guidelines. We’ve set out some simple ways to engage fully and professionally with speakers, ask questions and show appreciation, and support your fellow attendees throughout the week. By registering for Writing to Transform, you’re agreeing to follow our code of conduct.

I don't have Zoom. Can I still attend?
Of course! We recommend that you sign up for a free Zoom account ahead of time and test it before the first session.

I’m not familiar with Zoom. Help!
We recommend these brief Zoom tutorials. As a reminder, please refer to our community guidelines to learn how you can engage fully and respectfully in all Writing to Transform Zoom sessions.

How do I view closed captioning on Zoom?
Please click here for further instructions.

Where can I order featured authors’ books?
Pomegranate, our partner independent bookstore in Wilmington, NC, has a limited number of copies available with signed bookplates. You can order those copies directly from Pomegranate here, and they’ll let you know when the bookplates are in, or to get your books faster (sans bookplates), head to Pomegranate’s storefront on Bookshop.org. When you purchase from Bookshop, Pomegranate receives 30 percent of the sale price.

How do I connect via social media?
Follow us on Instagram @UNCWCRW and Facebook @CRW.UNCW, and don’t forget to tag all your favorite moments with #uncwwritersweek.