Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild

FCAC Writers Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. 

We meet monthly on the 4th Thursday at 6 pm at FCAC Gallery, 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton, NC. Meetings include a writing prompt, critique time and planning of events. In addition to our regular meetings we've had three writers day-retreats which included speakers and plenty of time for writing and networking. Below are scenes from our most recent retreat held at Rolling View Community Building on Falls Lake State Park. We also publish an annual literary journal and sponsor a writers contest. Check back for dates and more information on our projects.
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Franklin County Arts Council’s Writer’s Guild will sponsor their fifth annual writers’ day retreat on May 6th. The retreat will be held at Rolling View Community building, a part of Falls Lake Recreational Park from 9am until 5pm. The day retreat open with coffee and donuts and a meet and greet. The day will include workshops, writing time, and readings all on the shore of the lake and surrounded by nature.

Diane Chamberlain will be the guest speaker. The title of her presentation is "How a Social Worker became a New York Times Best Selling Novelist in Only Thirty Years." 

Deana Vassar, who is an Amherst Writers and Artists Facilitator and award-winning writer, will close the day with her presentation, “The Amherst Method, Creating a Safe Environment for the Writer.”

Fees to attend the retreat are $30 for FCAC members / $40 for non-members and a $50 special which includes FCAC membership through Nov. 2017. There is a $6/car fee to enter the park. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. For more information and to ask for a registration form email

FCAC Writers Guild, PO Box758, Louisburg, NC 27549

The fourth issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal was released Thursday, December 8th at 7pm with a launch party and readings by the contributors. Copies are available at UpFront Gallery on 22 S. Main St., Franklinton, NC or may be ordered from

2016 FCAC Writers Guild Carolina Writing Contest Winners

Bob McCarthy's "Honor" won for prose.
Linda Riggins's poem, "A Past Present" won for poetry.

Honorable Mentions:

Joyce Compton Brown: My Cousin Gives Me a Wall Shelf
Alice Osborn's Put some WD-40 on that Bad Boy
Jean Julian's Elegy for Memory
Sandi Fleming's Somewhere up North
Jacques Cobb's Breed – Reacquainted 

Bob and Linda at County Lines: A Literary Journal Book Launch
Copies for sale in UpFront Gallery, 22 S, Main St., Franklinton, NC and
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