We are the High Country Writers of Boone, NC.

High Country Writers organization was founded in 1995 to lend support to aspiring writers in the High Country of North Carolina.  Since that time it has grown from a group of half a dozen, focusing specifically on romance writing, to an organization of over seventy members, actively pursuing some form of written expression. 

Members include writers of fiction and non-fiction -- mystery, romance, poetry, Civil War,  Appalachian women, memoir, erotica, Roman historical, young adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, local history, real estate, as well as Southern fiction.

Our goal remains to work toward and achieve publication for all our members who desire publication.  Examine the links on the Members Page to get a better idea of our success in this area.  


We welcome new members. Check out our calendar and join our next meeting as our guest.


Hosting speakers, sponsoring workshops, and critiquing efforts by members are characteristic programs for HCW. 

Publication for HCW members who desire to do so has long been a stated goal of High Country Writers. We have been successful in achieving that goal. In addition, our High Country Journal provides the opportunity to print member articles and selections from the monthly "assignment" of a poem or short essay based on what are sometimes rather eccentric prompts. 

If you want to write, or to improve your writing skill, check us out. We meet at the Art Space on First Thursdays of the month. We meet at the Watauga County Library on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Meeting time is from ten a.m. until noon on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. However, we gather and schmooze at 9:30, so if you want to come early for coffee and cookies, feel free to do so. Here is a link to our calendar of events.