February 5, 2019 Kitchen Table Writing Workshops at Rosemary House in Pittsboro begin the Spring Session. Email for more details.

March 22-24, 2019 – High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction in Winston Salem. I’ll be teaching a seminar on writing and publishing short fiction/short essay. Plenty of other seminars available too.  An affordable way to mingle with Press 53 authors and other amazing talents! I can’t wait. Sign up at

June 9-15, 2019 – The rigorous, supportive Doe Branch Ink Retreat and Workshops, once more by popular request. Rustic but modernized retreat houses, workspaces, gorgeous mountains, walking trails, Up to 25 pages of fiction or nonfiction intensively workshopped, catered meals, limited to 6 people. For the introvert in you who wants to dig deep into a work in progress, a great alternative to the crowded summer writing workshop venues. For a taste of the venue, see  To inquire about details, email

Past Events

Fall/Winter 2014 

Tuesday, August 26 – New Kitchen Table Writers Workshop begins (FULL) Contact Hudson at to get on the waiting list

Saturday, Sept. 20 – Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop at CCCC, Pittsboro Campus.

Friday Oct. 3 – Saturday Oct 4. Fiction Workshop: Structure and Play. At Mamie Potter’s house in Raleigh, NC. Email:

Sunday Oct. 19 – Fiction Writing Workshop for Goldsboro Writing Club.

Monday, Oct. 20 – Virgina Dare talk for Wayne Co. Community College. 7 pm.

Saturday, Nov. 8 – The Camera’s Eye – Prose Workshop for Anson Writers Club.

Saturday Feb. 14 , 7 pm. Free public Reading: Southern Recitations Reading Series at Raleigh Review. Writers read with writers they have mentored. Marjorie Hudson and Michele Tracy Berger.

Saturday Feb. 14 – Sunday Feb 15 – Fiction Writing Workshop at Raleigh Review, Raleigh, NC. Southern Recitations Workshop Series

Past events, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013,12 noon, VIRGINIA DARE BIRTHDAY LUNCH WITH AUTHOR. Quail Ridge Books / Raleigh, NC. To Register, CALL 919-828-1588
October 25, 2013, 7-9 pm, October 26, 2013, 9-3. Writing Women: Rites of Passage Workshop. Lunch, snacks & drinks provided. Location: 3134 Eton Road, Raleigh NC
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 2 pm. Author talk with Marjorie Hudson / Reading and reception with Kitchen Table Writing students. McIntyre’s Fine books / Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, 10:30 am. NEXT KITCHEN TABLE WORKSHOP STARTS. 10 SESSIONS AT ROSEMARY HOUSE, PITTSBORO, NC. Email hudson.marjorie at for information.
Saturday, Nov. 9 and 16, 9:30 – 4:30. CCCC Fiction Craft Workshop: Point of View. Location: Pittsboro Campus, CCCC. To Register: 919-545-8044

Winter-Spring 2013

February 27 – Mentored Workshop: 10 sessions to revise, refine, rewrite, and make a plan for publishing. Poetry, memoir, nonfiction, and fiction. Ends May 8. 6 – 8:30. CCCC Creative Writing Program. Pittsboro, NC. 919-542-8044.

March 28 – Visiting Writer – Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Watch for event news.

April 1 – Pub Date: New Edition of Searching for Virginia Dare


April 20 – Carolinas Writing Festival – Featured Speaker, Master Class. Watch for event news.

May 17 – 19 – Beach Retreat for Writers at Trinity Center – Writing and Yoga with Marjorie Hudson and Michele Tracy Berger. Atlantic Beach, NC.

June 2013 – Writer in Residence, Doe Branch, NC.


Summer/Fall 2012

August 15 – 18 – 425th Anniversary Virginia Dare Tour of the Outer Banks

August 15 – Booksigning, Duck Island Books,  4 – 6 pm – Duck, NC.

August 16 – Booksigning, Downtown Books, 11 – 1 pm – Manteo, NC.

August 17 – Booksigning, Buxton Village Books, 5 pm – Buxton, NC.

August 18 – Lecture and Booksigning, Elizabethan Gardens, 10 am – Manteo, NC.

August 21 – Kitchen Table Workshop starts at Rosemary House B & B  – Pittsboro, NC.To register, contact:

August 22 –Memoir Class begins –  Wed., 6-8:30– CCCC, Pittsboro Campus. Call 919-545-8044

August 25 – All-Day Fiction Workshop – CCCC, Pittsboro Campus. Call 919-545-8044

Sept. 10 – Chapel Hill Library Author Tea, 3-5 pm, University Mall Branch – Chapel Hill, NC.

Sept. 12 – Fearrington Book Club, 10 am – Fearrington Village, NC.

Sept. 21 – Concert Reading with Susan Ketchin, 7 pm Quail Ridge Books – Raleigh, NC.

Sept. 25 – Carolina Meadows, reading at 2 pm – Chapel Hill, NC

Oct. 8 – Nov. 2 –PEN/Hemingway Residency, Ucross Ranch  – Ucross, Wyoming

Nov. 8 – Virginia Dare Talk, UNC-Greensboro, Virginia Dare room – Greensboro, NC.

Nov. 11 – The Writers Center, Reading with poet Melanie McCabe, 2 pm –  Bethesda, MD.

Dec. 4 – Accidental Birds Reading, Public Library – Newton, NC.

Dec. 5 – Fearrington Book Club, 7 pm.

Watch for news of more events in the works:

  • An article and review in OUR STATE magazine
  • March 2013 – A reading at Leghigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
  • June 2013 – Writer in Residence, Doe Creek, Madison, NC.

CCCC Creative Writing Program Class Descriptions

To Register, Call 919-545-8044


Workshop: Fiction Craft: Beginnings and Endings
Date: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012    Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

You’re working on a fiction story, but it’s not quite there. What absolutely must be in the first paragraphs? What must be in your ending? And how in the world do you decide? There are so many options, there’s so much to say in a few words. The delicate balancing act of beginnings and endings is one of the most powerful tools in the fiction writer’s toolbelt. We’ll explore how master writers do it, and try some exercises to refine your own work. Bring a draft you are working on.

Memoir: Works in Progress
Dates: 7 Wednesdays, August 22 – October 3  Time: 6 – 8:30 pm

Memoir is the intimate art, and this class will create a community of support for refining works in progress and generating new material. You will learn craft techniques to help you structure your work, tell your deepest stories, and move toward completing a piece, whether for publication or family records.


Marjorie Hudson is author of Searching for Virginia Dare, a North Carolina Notable Book, and Accidental Birds of the Carolinas,a PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Distinguished First Fiction.  Her writing has been published widely in literary journals and has won many honors, including a 2012 NC Arts Council Fellowship. She has been editing and coaching writers for 30 years, and now leads writing classes at colleges, conferences, festivals, cafes, and her own Kitchen Table Workshops. See her blog:

Past Events:


New Bern, NC – Wednesday Feb. 8, 2012 – New Bern Historical Society, George Moses Horton talk

Mount Olive College, NC – Wednesday March 14 – Thursday March 15 – Featured Speaker, Mt. Olive College Literary Festival

April 14 – Featured Author, Workshop Leader, Carolina Writers Conference – Wadesboro, NC

May 10 – Reading at the Regulator, 7 pm, Durham, NC

May 18-19 – Featured Author, Blue Ridge Bookfest – Hendersonville, NC

May 25, 10:15 – 12 noon – Wonderland Book Club, Cameron Village Library – Raleigh, NC

May 25, 7 – 9 pm – Reading with Songs inspired by Accidental Birds – With Susan Ketchin – Joyful Jewel, Pittsboro, NC

July 27-28 -North Carolina Writers Conference, honoring Janet Lembke, Comfort Inn – New Bern, NC

2011 Events:
Pittsboro, NC
Saturday, May 14, 11 am
Book Launch Reading
Fearrington Barn,

Black Mountain, NC
Friday, June 3, 5 pm

Chapel Hill, NC
Monday, June 6, 7 pm

Wilmington, NC
Friday, June 10, 7 pm

Charlotte, NC
Thursday, June 16, 6:30 pm

Southern Pines, NC
Saturday, June 18, 2 pm

Richmond, VA
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 pm

Winston-Salem, NC
Thursday, June 23, 6 pm

Raleigh, NC
Sunday, June 26, 3 pm

Raleigh, NC
Thursday, July 7, 7 pm
Featured Reader

Pittsboro, NC
Thursday, July 14, 6:30 pm
Rosemary House Workshop Group Reading

Morehead City, NC
Saturday, August 13, 2 pm
book signing

Manteo, NC
Wednesday, August 17, 2 pm
book signing

Manteo, NC
Thursday, August 18, 10 – 12:30 pm
book signing

Duck, NC
Friday, August 19, 10:30 – 1:30 pm
book signing

Elizabeth City, NC
Saturday, August 20, 11-3 pm
book signing and discussion RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER

Salisbury, NC
Saturday, August 27, 12-4:30
reading and workshop

New Bern, NC – Saturday, October 1, 3 – 5 pm – THE NEXT CHAPTER BOOKSTORE, book signing and talk

Durham, NC – Sunday, October 2, 3-5 pm – DURHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY – Literary Tours talk with Georgann Eubanks, Michael Chitwood, and Randall Kenan

Pittsboro, NC – Tuesday, October 4, 6:45 pm – CHATHAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Durham, NC – Friday, October 7, 12 noon – OSLER LITERARY ROUND TABLE AT DUKE HOSPITAL

Cleveland, NC – Saturday October 8, 10 am – 3 pm- WEATHERS CREEK WORKSHOP- Creative Nonfiction – Sign Up Here

Charlottesville, VA – Saturday, October 29, 9 – 1 – WRITERHOUSE FICTION WORKSHOP, with Val Nieman Charlottesville, VA – Sunday, October 30, 2 pm – WRITERHOUSE Reading and Conversation with Val Nieman

Waynesboro, VA – Sunday, October 30, evening – SWAG Reading and conversation with Val Nieman at the Shenandoah Arts Center

Elizabeth City, NC – Thursday, November 10, PAGE AFTER PAGE BOOKSTORE – 12 noon lunch with author – 5 – 7 pm reading and book signing

Hillsborough NC – Wednesday, November 16The Burwell School, with Val Nieman

Asheville, NC – Sunday, November 20MALAPROPS BOOKS,  Reading

Staunton, VA – Friday, November 25, 2 pm – BOOKWORKS, Reading


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