Carteret Writers , INC. Working for writers "Down East"  for more than 30 years
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Founded in 1983, Carteret Writers holds monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month September through April at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant and Pub, 425 Front Street, Beaufort, NC.

Starting January 1st through the March meeting, we sponsor a writing contest open to anyone interested in submitting. In May we present our contest winners with their prizes at an awards dinner.

Although our monthly meetings are open to all, becoming a member helps us continue hosting speakers, entitles you to a free copy of our annual literary journal Shoal, gives you discounts on our contest and workshop fees, a newsletter subscription, and allows you to join one of our small critique groups or start a new one.

Our members include published and not-yet-published authors including, but not limited to:

Membership is open to all writers, whether you’re interested in being published or just write for the heck of it.


Annual dues are $30.  

(A couple may join for $50.)  


Click here for:  “A Brief History of Carteret Writers”

Click Here for Membership Form

Click here for a list of Past Presidents

Our History

How It All Began