If you care about supporting creative writing opportunities for youth and livelihoods of local writers or just need a push to sit down and write, please check out the Mountain of Words Write-a-thon!
The Write-a-thon is like a walk-a-thon, but rather than walk, you get to sit in a chair and write as much as you can for two days: Feb. 28 and March 1. No one will be keeping track of how much you write… it’s just a personal push. And if you happen to raise some money along the way, it will help Asheville Writers in the Schools to place writers like myself in teaching residencies in public schools.
If you live in Western North Carolina, there are lots of opportunities to gather with local participants for some writing community and chances to meet some published writers. But even from afar, you can participate and gain some writing solidarity in the Write-a-thon!