The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writers’ Guild will host Fifth Wednesday Writing Retreats at Beaver Dam State Park on the fifth Wednesday of each month that has a fifth Wednesday in it. These Writers’ Guild events are open to all interested writers, and participation is free. Membership is not required, nor is Franklin County residency.
Join these in-person events and learn about the Writers’ Guild, FCAC, and local resources. For the Retreat portion, bring writing supplies (pens, paper, or PC).
The next Fifth Wednesday Writing Retreat is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, 2021, starting at 10am.
10am — Arrival, meet and greet at Shelter #23 (bring your own refreshments)
10:30am — Disburse for writing time until 12
noon — Meet back at Shelter #23 for lunch (bring your own food and beverages)
During lunch we will have a brief business meeting
1pm — Share your writing by reading it aloud (in turn, optional)
After the readings, everyone may go forth to write and/or enjoy the park on their own. The park offers a swimming area, fishing pier, hiking trails, and lots of places with picnic tables for writing or communing with nature. The park closes at 9pm.
Visit the Falls Lake State Recreation Area website for details. Follow this link (PDF) for a map with the Writers’ Guild meeting address (14600 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, NC) and GPS information. The Writers’ Guild meeting will take place in Shelter #23. Parking is available a short walk from the pavilion/shelter, which is near the water. Restrooms are nearby, and are likely to be open during the day.
Note that it is the summer season at Falls Lake, and there may be an entrance fee of up to $7 for individuals/vehicles.
For North Carolina Parks Covid-19 information, visit www.ncparks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area/home. Social distancing will be observed during Writers’ Guild events and masks are encouraged.
The FCAC Writers’ Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. New members are always welcome. FCAC Membership includes Writers’ Guild membership. See membership information at fcacarts.org.
Source: Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Writers’ Guild
Ed. Note: Originally published June 9, 2021. Updated June 20.