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Our monthly luncheon

meetings are held on the

second Wednesday of

each month, September

through April, at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub. Although presentations are free and open to the public, members and visitors are encouraged to purchase a meal.

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Luncheon Talks

Summer Break:

There are no meetings in June, July, or August.

Lunch meetings will resume in September.


We welcome new members anytime January through December. Yearly dues are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Membership forms are available on the “About” page or by emailing


2018 marks the 35th year for Carteret Writers. We deeply appreciate all who have worked to make this organization so successful for so long. A special thanks to our guest speakers who have graciously given of their time and talents to visit us, share their knowledge and experiences with us, and help us grow as writers.


When: 2nd Wednesday of the month

           11:30 speaker/lunch/networking  

Where: Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub, 425 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

Members and guests are encouraged to purchase a meal.

No fee required for presentation.

2018-2019 Speaker Series

September 12: Polly Frank, nonfiction Polly Frank publishes a weekly blog, Polly’s Tea Kettle. She will provide insights into the craft of creative nonfiction, creating a blog, and the pros and cons of self-publishing.

October 10: Nancy Martin Young, paranormal romance and historical fiction Poet and writer Nancy Martin Young is well-known for her paranormal romance and historic fiction. Nancy joins us from Fuquay-Varina, just south of Raleigh.

November 14: Malaiaka King-Albrecht, poet and editor Malaika is the current Heart of Pamlico Poet Laureate. She is editor of an online magazine, Redheaded Stepchild, and her poetry has won numerous awards. She will speak about life as an author active in the writing community.

December 12: M. Scott Douglass, poet, editor, and publisher M. Scott Douglass, acclaimed poet and publisher, is the editor of Main Street Rag Publishing  Company in Mint Hill, NC. His print magazine, The Main Street Rag, is a literary journal in operation for twenty-plus years.

January 9, 2019: Member Open Mic, readings in all genres welcome Start your writing year right with feedback and support from your colleagues. This month we will celebrate ourselves with an Open Mic session, offering ten five-minute reading slots for work in

progress. Sign up, share, and learn what your fellow writers are working on now.

February 13: Sherri Lupton Hollister, fiction Sherri maintains a blog about writing and has published a novel, Chrome Pink. She is currently chairperson of the Pamlico Writers’ Group and a member of Romance Writers of America and its local chapter, Heart of Carolina.

March 13: Jo Taylor, poetry, fiction, editor, writing coach Jo Barbara Taylor’s poems, fiction, and academic writing have appeared in journals, magazines, anthologies, and online. She is a freelance editor and writing coach, leads the poetry fun shop through Duke Continuing Education, chairs the workshop committee for the North Carolina Poetry Society, and coordinates a poetry reading series for a Raleigh independent bookstore.

April 10: Elaine Orr has published extensively in literary magazines including The Missouri Review, Blackbird, Shenandoah, and Image Journal, and her short stories and short memoirs have won several Pushcart Prize nominations and competition prizes.