Community Residents Can Now Register for Spring 2023 Courses From UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program

November 17, 2022

The Great Smokies Writing Program welcomes writers of all levels to engage in a supportive learning community through 5-week, 10-week, and 15-week long courses. This spring, professional writers will lead university-level classes in poetry, memoir, fiction, character studies, and more. Courses will be taught in person and online and begin with a range of starting dates from late January to mid-March.

Participants can choose from the following offerings:

5-Week Courses

  • Writing Out of Necessity with Tina Barr
  • A Three Ring Circus: Expanding and Developing Your Poems with Tina Barr
  • Memoir Builder with Tessa Fontaine
  • Developing a Natural Style: Elizabeth Bishop Generative Poetry Workshop with Bruce Sprang 
  • Social Media for Authors with Alli Marshall

10-Week Courses

  • Character Study: Writing Compelling Characters with the Enneagram with Ali McGhee
  • Writers’ Room for Novelists with Jacqui Castle
  • Mastering Techniques of Memoir & Personal Essay with Sebastian Matthews

15-Week Classes

  • Fiction Master Class with Cynn Chadwick

Registration is now open, with course descriptions, instructor bios, cost information, and more available at