Creative Writing Festival

Montreat College will host the annual Creative Writing Festival on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $15 per student, includes picnic lunch and all workshops (scholarships available). Educators free.

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Festival Details

  • Poetry workshop with award-winning poet Dr. Tina Barr
  • Song Lyric Writing with Montreat professor Kevin Auman
  • Spoken word poetry event
  • Open mic
  • Creative Writing Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Song Lyric Writing
  • $15 per student (scholarships available); free for all educators and bus drivers
  • Free admission for teachers and school administrators
  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Look for signs for Parking.  Buses go straight on Lookout to the parking lot behind Nelson Bell Library.

Creative Writing Contest in Poetry and Fiction

Submit 3-5 pages with the subject line Montreat CWF Submission. Include name, teacher, school, and grade level. Montreat College Scholarship prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $750 are available for winners in each category. Send submissions and all inquiries to


  • 8:30: Registration and gather in Chapel of the Prodigal
  • 9:00: Welcome and Inklings Panel and Q & A
  • 9:50: Concurrent Workshops:
    • Poetry Writing with Tina Barr in Gaither Fellowship Hall
    • Comic Book/Graphic Novel Writing in Library 105
  • 11:00: Concurrent Workshops:
    • Song Lyric Writing in Graham Chapel
    • SLAM! Performance with personal commentary, place TBA
  • 12:00: Creative Writing Award Presentations
  • 12:30: Picnic Barbeque Lunch (with veggie option) on Gaither Lawn or Gaither Fellowship Hall if rain
  • 12:30: Open Mic
  • 1:30: Conclusion of Creative Writing Festival


Contact Kimberly Angle at and register here.