Blount County Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence program engages with aspiring or published writers who reside in Blount County or surrounding counties and promotes the Library’s mission through the creation of an original piece of work.

The BCFOL publishes books of regional interests. The Foothills Voices books and Vietnam Voices collection are products of the Library’s Writer-in-Residence program: local authors with stories to tell. See the BCFOL Publications.

Sheri McCarter is the 2023-24 Writer-in-Residence. She is offering support for writing projects:

One-on-One Help: Make an appointment to meet with Sheri in the Library Mondays or Thursdays, 5-5:30 pm. Contact Sheri at bcpl.wir@blounttn.org.

Writers’ Group — Nouveau Fifty
The writing group is for empty nesters and soon to-be empty nesters who have a writing project or want to start a writing project. The group will offer ideas, support, and encouragement as members develop their project.

The group will alternate meetings in the Library and at local venues the last Wednesday of each month. The next meetings are: 
Wednesday, February 28, 6 – 7:30 pm at The Bird and the Book
Wednesday, March 27, 6 – 7:30 pm at Library Board Room
Wednesday, April 24, 6 – 7:30 pm location TBA