Read and write at the Turnage

Published 1:21 pm Friday, April 5, 2019

Writers, readers and linguists frequent the Arts of the Pamlico’s historic Turnage Theatre every week — speaking French during the group French Conversation on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Every other Tuesday, one of AOP’s affiliate groups, The Pamlico Writers Group, meets to help other aspiring writers accomplish their goals in writing. The group offers membership, local critique group meetings, online critique groups, readings and an annual conference at the historic Turnage Theatre and a high school scholarship fund.

Are you interested in growing your writing skills? This weekend the group will host its annual conference themed “Why We Write … Giving Voice to the Voiceless” at the Turnage all day Saturday, which was launched Friday evening with a welcome by accomplished author and keynote speaker, Katherine Ashe. Conference sessions include Teens writing for Teens: Exploring the YA voice, Connecting with our Authentic Selves — Poetic Strategies for Self-Liberation, Getting Started, Research for Writers and more! All are welcome.

Each month, AOP features the works of a selected writer for sale in its gallery each month. Call or stop by the Turnage to learn more about what featured authors’ works are available.

AOP also offers poetry and book readings to the public at no charge. Watch the AOP calendar for details on the next event. Contact Thad Aley to learn more about featured authors at

Art Beat, from the team at the Arts of the Pamlico’s, shares information about arts and cultural programming offered in Beaufort County by your area arts council.

Written by Debra Torrence, AOP executive director, and Crystal Holman, AOP weekend coordinator.