The Great Smokies Writing Program is a joint effort between the UNC Asheville departments of Literature and Language, Creative Writing and the Asheville Graduate Center. The program offers opportunities for writers of all levels to join a supportive learning community in which their skills and talents can be explored, practiced, and forged under the careful eye of professional writers.
The program is committed to providing the community with affordable university-level classes led by published writers and experienced teachers. Each course carries academic credit awarded through UNC Asheville.
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Summer 2014 Classes Announced!
Classes begin early June. Download the Summer 2014 Course Schedule
APPLY HERE! Application Instructions for Summer 2014:
If you are a new student, or if you were not enrolled in a GSWP class during the Spring 2014 session, please use this application and registration form. New students will need to include a one-time $20 application fee with their payment.
If you were enrolled in a GSWP class during the Spring 2014 session, you may fill out the current student registration form.
Please mail your applications with tuition payment to:
Great Smokies Writing Program
Asheville Graduate Center, UNC Asheville
1 University Heights, CPO 2260
Asheville, NC 28804
The Writers at Home reading series during the fall and spring semesters gives local and regional writers the opportunity to read from their own works to interested participants. The series is free and open to the public and meets on the third Sunday of the month during fall and spring semesters. Monthly readings are held at 3pm at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville. NC.
The Great Smokies Review is the online publication of the Great Smokies Writing Program. Published twice per year, this online publication highlights students' work, faculty writings, and writerly news in the Asheville area.
Fit To Print: News from Great Smokies/UNC Asheville Writers (click to view)