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Jacksonville Council for the Arts holds several creative writing seminars and workshops. Contact Rebecca Cooper at or check out their website at

North Carolina Poetry Society meets in Southern Pines and sponsors poetry contests as well as the Sam Ragan Poetry Festival in March.

North Carolina Writers’ Network has information for and about writers around our state, and sponsors contests and conferences.

Pamlico Writers Group ( helps other aspiring writers accomplish their goal in writing through local critique group meetings, online critique groups, and the High School Scholarship fund.

Heart of Carolina Romance Writers ( is the Raleigh, NC chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

Poets & Writers ( fosters professional development of poets and writers, promotes communication through the literary community, and helps create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.

The North Carolina Arts Council ( is a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Craven Arts Council & Gallery ( creates an environment where the arts thrive, bring joy, and enrich the cultural experience in our community. The Council serves as a cultural resource for the community and school system.

The Arts Council of Carteret County ( encourages and supports the development, promotion, and expansion of the arts in Carteret County.

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