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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.

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Dr. Michael Colonnese

Dr. Michael Colonnese holds an endowed professorship, the McLean Chair in English, at Methodist University. He serves as the Managing Editor of Longleaf Press and directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the author of a mystery novel, Sex and Death, I Suppose (Oak Tree Press, 2011) and two poetry collections, Temporary Agency (The Ledge Press, 2008) and Double Feature (Big Pencil Press, 2015). All three books were selected as winners of National Competitions. Sex and Death, I Suppose won the Dark Oak Novel Contest, Temporary Agency won the Ledge Poetry Award, and Double Feature won the 2014 Gell Poetry Prize from Writers and Books. He also publishes his short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, and essays in literary journals and magazines.

Michael will be presenting a workshop on Editing for Beginners at

the Pamlico Writers Conference in April 2020.


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Conference Fund

General Fund

These funds are used to cover expense shortfall of event registration fees.

2019/2020 Fund Donations

Collected: $1,500.00
Goal: $4,000.00
Money donated to the CONFERENCE and GENERAL FUNDS will be used to cover costs of the annual conference or other functions of Pamlico Writers Group.

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.

Events Calendar

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

Upcoming events

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Turnage Theater
    • 78

    Join us for our annual writers’ conference and the second Heart of Pamlico Poet Laureate competition.  This year’s theme, Writers Blocks: Building Your Vision, allows writers to custom build their workshop agendas to suit their own creative vision and goals.  Learn from published authors, university professors, and other successful creative professionals on a multitude of topics.  This is a can’t miss networking opportunity for our region!

    Friday Night-- Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate & Keynote Speaker

    The finalists of the Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate Competition will be recognized and provide readings, and the winner will be named and awarded. The opening night also features a reception and the 2020 keynote speech provided by North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green.  The Friday night reception and keynote is also open to the public.  Admission for Friday night only is $10 either by online registration or by cash at the door. 

    Saturday-- Pamlico Writers Conference Sessions

    Saturday features multiple sessions on writing craft, an on-stage interview with Jaki Shelton Green, author signing in the gallery, open mic session, and an award presentation and recognition of poet Marty Silverthorne.

    Six workshops are featured in two break-out sessions.  Attendees are able to choose from workshops for beginners, advanced writers, poets, and published authors looking to advance their career.  The conference will also feature a breakfast reception and lunch.

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