Baddour To Lead Writing Class

Have you ever wanted to try writing poetry or fiction? Margaret Boothe Baddour will offer a creative Writing course through Wayne Community College Continuing Education Services this spring semester.

The workshop-style classes will run 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 28 -March 18. Location is Room 104 of the Walnut Building on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro. It will be offered again at the same time and place March 25-May 13.

A former WCC humanities instructor, Ms. Baddour is the leader of the Goldsboro Writers Group and has taught creative writing to all ages across the state for the past 35 years. Her literary leadership includes serving as president of the N.C. Poetry Society and the N.C. Writers Network, and chairman of the N.C. Writers Conference.

She is a published author of three poetry books as well as fiction and non-fiction works.

“‘Show, don’t tell’ is our motto,” Ms. Baddour said. “Students will learn to be specific and to employ comparisons in their writing. We will use the five senses and action verbs to bring their writing to life. Constructive criticism is the discussion style, and those who already have finished drafts may adapt class exercises to their work. We’ll have writing exercises and guided meditations in class as well as home writing assignments.”

Ms. Baddour also plans to introduce students to writing opportunities and contacts in North Carolina, including the N.C. Writers Network, the N.C. Poetry Society, and numerous writers groups. Whenever possible, the class will attend area readings and workshops.

Cost for this course is $35. Students may register and pay in advance at the Continuing Education Division’s Customer Service Desk in the Walnut Building, by clicking on “Registration” at, or at the first class session.

For more information, contact Lisa Newkirk at (919) 739-6931 or

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