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Carteret Fiction Novelists meets in the Sea Room at the Webb Library in Morehead City every other Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Contact Diane Lambright Berry at To apply for membership, e-mail Diane your first 30 pages, double-spaced.

Coastal Poets critique meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Cru Wine Bar in Beaufort. Jo Ann Hoffman and Trish Sheppard are the contact people. But for April and May, they are holding their meetings online in their own “Zoom Room.”


Kitchen Critique Group, an eclectic mix, meets in New Bern twice a month on Thursdays around 1 p.m. at Kitchen on Trent. At the moment, we are full up and still practicing social distancing so were meeting via Zoom. Contact Sarah Maury Swan:

The Portkey Writers is for those who write early chapter books and middle-grade books. They generally meet on the first and third Saturdays at Bogue Banks Library’s Art Gallery, 320 Salter Path Road, but at moment are meeting via Zoom. For more information contact Barbara McCreary Barbara McCreary at 252-773-0743

Seascribes, a multi-genre group, meets on the 1st, via email and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 1:30 p.m. on Emerald Isle, though this year the group is meeting via Zoom. Except for June, July & August, when we meet in person or via Zoom once a month. Contact Lilia Klee

The Writers' Exchange, Beaufort NC hosts a disciplined 'On-The-Fly', Zoom Room critique, every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Request an invitation to join at: See us on Facebook at The Writers' Exchange Beaufort NC