Just for Writers

Table Rock Writers Workshop

This open-hearted writing program for adults is an intensive, small-group learning experience designed to stretch participants’ creative capacities and knowledge in a supportive and noncompetitive environment.


Wordkeepers events take place at the Ashe County Arts Council in West Jefferson (303 W. School Street). With the goalĀ of providingĀ an opportunity for area writers to share their work via public readings, three area writers–Julie Townsend, Scot Pope and Chris Arvidson–created Wordkeepers in 2010.

Each salon features writers reading their latest works in five-minute open microphone time slots.

Refreshments are provided. Writers interested in reading from their work should email Chris Arvidson at christinearvidson@mac.com to secure their first-come, first-served spot on the bill and to receive guidelines for reading.