Spring & Summer 2014
"God bless The Writers' Workshop!" - Kurt Vonnegut
Congratulations to our contest winners!
Oct. 2-5: FOLLY BEACH WRITERS’ RETREAT
Join us for our bi-annual Writers’ Retreat at Folly Beach, near Charleston, SC - an ideal place to relax, write and review each other’s work. Participants will engage in a total of 6 sessions, led by Workshop instructors. Carpooling from Asheville is available. The all-inclusive rate (except for meals) is $495 for a private room, or $450 shared. The commuter rate is $55 per day. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 828-254-8111.
Workshop registrations are refundable until a week before the workshop date. We are unable to refund payments for special events such as retreats.
The Renbourne Editorial Agency provides expert assistance with revising and editing your work - memoirs, fiction or creative non-fiction. We use a fine-tooth comb to ready your work for publication, in person or online. We also have writing coaches available to help organize and ready your work for publication, in person or online. In addition, personal tutorials and writing classes are also available. Please contact us at email@example.com, or call 828-254-8111 to discuss our services in further detail.
The Renbourne Editorial Agency is a division of The Writers' Workshop of Asheville, NC, a literary center founded in 1985.
Since 1985, our mission is to provide programs that educate and nurture writers and readers of all ages and backgrounds. We've helped thousands of adults, children and teens improve their writing and reading skills. Our goal is to raise $12,500 this year to continue our award-winning programs in NC, SC, NY and IN; to offer free writing classes to young people in Western North Carolina at area libraries; to give workshop scholarships to low-income writers; and to provide cash awards for our contest winners.
Only your tax-deductible donation will make these worthy goals possible! A donation of $50 or more includes a year’s membership, which entitles you to discounts on all workshops and contests.
To donate or to join The Writers’ Workshop, please click on register. As always, any amount would be greatly appreciated!
WRITERS’ MEETINGS in ASHEVILLE
Workshop members and guests are invited to these events free of charge.
They are held at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org - or call 828-254-8111.
A monthly potluck is held on the last Friday of the month, 6-8 pm. Bring a dish to share, a poem or short story to read if you wish, and ideas for writers’ groups, outings, etc.
Next meeting date: May 30.
July 26: MID-SUMMER GATHERING!! 4:30-8 pm
Members and friends are invited to celebrate our 29th year! Bring a dish to share and a poem or short story to read, if you wish – especially if you are a contest winner!
Asheville Writers Group meets at our office the first Friday of the month, from 1-3 pm. For fiction and creative non-fiction writers with a work in progress.
Volunteers and interns needed! We need your help with updating our website, publicity, and fundraising in exchange for free classes. Please email email@example.com - or call 828-254-8111.
Need expert help writing your memoirs or revising and polishing your manuscript? Our editors at the Renbourne Editorial Agency are available to meet your needs – in person, or online. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org - or call 828-254-8111.
"The Writers' Workshop is a community treasure that deserves to be nurtured and supported"
- E.L. Doctorow, author of The March, Ragtime, et al.
"I was honored to join Reynolds Price in Asheville to give a benefit reading for The Writers' Workshop!" - Eudora Welty*****************************
Award-winning writers have supported our programs by giving benefit readings in Asheville, including Eudora Welty (broadcast on N.P.R.'s "All Things Considered"), John Le Carre (featured in The Washington Post), Peter Matthiessen, Kurt Vonnegut, E.L. Doctorow, Sue Monk Kidd, Gail Godwin, Reynolds Price, Pat Conroy, Alex Haley, Don De Lillo - and many others.If you wish to purchase a DVD of these authors’ readings; a Kurt Vonnegut T-shirt; a membership renewal (see renewal date on your address label); or wish to add your name to our stellar contributors’ list, please click here.
Please click here for the Kurt Vonnegut commemorative web page.
See more photos of Kurt at our Photo Archive.
Volunteers and interns needed!
Take free classes in exchange for volunteer hours at our office (or in your home). Please call 828-254-8111, or email email@example.com.
Extras (check for rates):
Home-cooked meals and laundry service.
Computer nook with wireless internet, fax & phone.
For reservations, please call 828-254-8111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mountain Muse
If you're planning to visit Asheville, come and stay at our own Mountain Muse Bed & Breakfast, located at 387 Beaucatcher Road. Catering to literary and artistic minded folks, this century-old farmhouse is the ideal place to relax and rediscover your muse. A peaceful place with 3 bedrooms, two porches and gardens, we're only minutes away from downtown Asheville, The Biltmore Estate, the Folk Art Center, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Rates are $85 (single) per night ($125 double), two night minimum. Weekly rates are $475.
Email email@example.com to make your reservation!
The South Carolina Writers’ Workshop can be located at www.scwriters.com.
The Hub City Writer’s Project in Spartanburg, SC can be located at www.hubcity.org
The N.C. Writers’ Network can be located at www.ncwriter.org
Visit the Appalachian Writers' Association at www.king.edu/awa/
The Writers' Workshop is a non-profit literary center established in 1985.
The Writers’ Workshop
387 Beaucatcher Road
Asheville, NC 28805
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