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  Our sixth annual Pamlico Writers' Conference will take place at the Turnage Theatre, Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th, 2018, Shape Shifting Your Writing: Transforming Your Writing for Other Successful Markets. Our keynote speaker, North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson, will introduce the first Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate.

2018 Writers' Conference Registration

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Whether you are a contributing author, or just love to read, you can experience local talent in a way you never have before.

This book is filled hidden talent that is sure to satisfy any readers desire. It covers a broad range of genera from fiction to poetry.

If you have a friend or loved-one who enjoys reading, then this book will be one they will keep forever.

So, give a gift that keeps on giving for generations to come.

Click the link: Pamlico Writer's Bookstore to get your copy today.  

Featured Authors

Many books allow us to escape the cares of this world, and enter places we have never been. Today, we are featuring some of those authors and their works. Please join us as we take a trip and explore new adventures with their books.

We would like to hear your comments about this site or any suggestions you may have at: The Pamlico Writers' Group.

Janice Cole Hopkins

   Janice Cole Hopkins grew up in Wilkes County, North Carolina, with an Appalachian heritage. She received her Bachelor’s degree in history and a Master’s in teaching from Appalachian State University and is also certified to teach English. She wrote for magazines for years, but her new career is writing inspirational books. She has a wide area of interests, including things like travel, history, folk culture, arts and crafts, photography, and drama. She says she can use them all in her writing.

Janice now lives in Bertie County where her husband is a minister. All her profits for her books go to a scholarship for missionary children.

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Book Sellers - The following books can be found on Amazon 

Cleared for Planting

Sown in Dark Soil

Uprooted by War

Transplanted to Red Clay

When Winter Is Past

With Summer’s Songs


   When Winter Is Past is set in colonial Pennsylvania. Stanton Klein’s father had given up on life after his wife died and had left Stanton orphaned to live with his grandparents. Stanton decides he’ll never love like that. He and his first wife fared well together, but she’d died in childbirth. Now he’s decided to find another woman to marry. After all, a farmer needs a wife and sons. However, with the changes come important lessons and dangers that Stanton never imagined.

Beth Evans has taken care of her father, ever since he fell from a barn roof and can no longer walk. People, like Fiona, have always made fun of her, because she has a limp. When Stanton befriends her, she’s wary but also intrigued. Her father encourages her to give Stanton a chance, but how can she be sure this is what’s best? 

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Upcoming Featured Authors

Please Contribute to 

High School Scholarship Fund

This fund provides our annual High School Writers Competition Cash Scholarship Awards.

Scholarship Fund Donations

Collected: $630.00
Goal: $1,000.00
Scholarship Funds are used for Cash Scholarships for the winners of the annual High School Literary Competition.

The Pamlico Writers Group would like to say thank you to all who gave to the High School Scholarship fund. You are part of a group who are helping shape the future.

Poet Laureate Fund Donation

Collected: $575.94
Goal: $2,000.00
The Poet Laureate Fund is to help finance our search for our first-ever Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate who will be named on February 3, 2018

Do you ever search for the right word? Does it sometimes elude you? It does me. I struggle with vocabulary, wanting just the right word to convey a font of information.

Each month I’d like to challenge you to add to my vocabulary list as I search for just the right word.

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Local Business Helps With High School Anthology

Beverly Horvath, in an effort to promote education through the arts, has agreed to film the winners of the Pamlico Writers' Group Middle and High School anthology contest. The film will be in a youtub format of the students preforming their work. This will be place on youtub and the Pamlico Writers' Group website.

Mrs. Horvath, is a professional videographer and film editor who's love for students and the arts has made this possible. We would like to thank her for supporting the students and the Pamlico Writers' Group.

Show her your gratitude by sending her an e-mail at:

Events Calendar

Click on the "Switch to Calendar View" below to view a complete list of event for the year.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Turnage Theatre

    Our critique groups meets year-round, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm, Turnage Theater in downtown Washington, NC. We will meet together before breaking out into genre groups.

    Purposely small critique group allows each person time to read a short selection of their latest work and receive constructive criticism in a caring atmosphere. We expect members to respect the boundaries of decency and propriety for the listener and the writer. We look forward to a mutual rich growth.

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 150 West Main St. Washington, NC. 27889

    Doctor turned writer tells an incredible story!

    Buck Rish, MD
    January 23, 2018

    If your are looking for an exciting true story, you will not want to miss this. Come and meet the author and read his book, you will not be disappointed.

    This event is free to the public!

    • 23 Mar 2018
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main Street, Washington, NC

    Keynote Speaker

    Shelby Stephenson

    A Snapshot of our March 23rd-24th Conference

    Friday evening’s event is FREE and will begin with a reception of finger foods and a time to meet with authors and publishers. 


    Shelby Stephenson, Keynote speaker and North Carolina Poet Laureate will address the audience and introduce the first Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate.


    Saturday promises to be a day filled with a slate of exciting topics:

    • Writing for Teens 
    • Graphic Novels 
    • Screenplays
    • Audio Books
    • Poetry
    • Marketing
    • Panel discussions
    • And more


      Lunchtime discussion session (optional)     

      Enjoy a discussion with two publishers as you eat lunch. Get your questions answered about your book in progress and how to move forward toward its publication.

      Afternoon sessions continue following lunch.


      We will see you there!

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    Pamlico Writers Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under Arts of the Pamlico, 150 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889

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