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MARCH 25 - Lexington, NC, inaugural Lexington Book Festival

MARCH 29 - Trinity Landing, Carolina Beach, NC, with Grace Marcus (Visible Signs)

APRIL 1 - 2 pm, NC Poetry Society hybrid reading for Poetry in Plain Sight

APRIL 8 - 2 pm, Raleigh, NC, introducing Marjorie Hudson (Indigo Field) at Quail Ridge Books

MAY 13 - 1 pm, Johnson City, TN, Women of Appalachia Project reading

MAY 20 - 10 am, Wilmington, NC, Cameron Art Museum, workshop on observation and nature writing

MAY 25 - Chapel Hill, NC, Regal House panel with Marjorie Hudson and Pam Van Dyk

JUNE 23 - Fiction Addiction with Sara Johnson (Bone Track)

JULY 6 - Wake Forest, NC, appearing at Page 158 with Marjorie Hudson and Janice Deal (The Sound of Rabbits)




Writing Workshops

Valerie Nieman conducts workshops in prose and poetry for adults and young adults.

Her fiction workshops at John C. Campbell Folk School, the North Carolina Writers Network, WriterHouse and other locations include "Who's Your Daddy: Character Building from the Cradle," "Under Pressure," and "The Role of Place."

Her workshops in poetry, include "Peeking Behind the Mask," a workshop on persona and secret identities, as well as sessions on narrative poetry and ekphrasis — writing in response to art. Her events have been described as "superlative," "delightful," "informative," and "rich."

A graduate of West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte who was a founding editor of two literary journals, Nieman teaches creative writing at NC A&T State University. 

Readings with Q&A are 45–60 minutes in length. Lectures and workshops are available from one hour to all day. Fees: $200–$600, negotiable, travel expenses additional. Multiday residencies are also offered. Skype chats and in-person visits are gladly offered with high school and college classes and book clubs.

For more information or to book a date, please use the contact form on this website.