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"The best workshop I've ever had ... I learned much more than I ever imagined I would."

-Workshop participant

About the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference

Exploring the theme “A Sense of Place",” small select groups of conference attendees experience working under the guidance of notable writers. Founded in 2016, the annual conference consists of writing workshops and public readings by the workshop leaders free to the community. Events are held on the Brevard College campus and at the Transylvania County Library.

The Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library and Brevard College.

Our Mission…

The Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference (LGRWC) is a unique creative experience for writers which aspires to foster reading, writing, creativity, and a sense of place in Transylvania County.

The Transylvania County Library is a vital, trusted source for discovery, inspiration, and innovation at the heart of a community that celebrates learning, creativity, and curiosity.

Brevard College provides an experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual, and social action.

As partners, Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library Foundation seek to enrich the cultural and educational life of Transylvania County by nurturing and developing the LGRWC. Through intensive community-building creative workshops and public readings, the LGRWC will offer Transylvania County residents the opportunity to interact with renowned authors, engage in meaningful conversation about writing and place, and strengthen ties across generations by reaching out to the diverse population of Transylvania County.

As the LGRWC continues to grow, the conference aspires to become both a nationally renowned and signature event in Transylvania County that builds partnerships between local institutions and businesses. The conference will continue to attract nationally reputable writers whose work has regional significance and fits the conference theme, “A Sense of Place.” Furthermore, the conference hopes to expand its offerings in literary and artistic opportunities for residents in Transylvania County, including but not limited to playwriting, young adult literature, genre literature, graphic narrative, oral storytelling, and more.