Welcome to the Writer's Desk!

The Writer’s Desk is a space dedicated to writers of Johnston Community College and the greater Johnston County community. The Writer’s Desk includes resources to assist students, staff, faculty, and community members with all stages of the writing process.

This space also includes events and competitions to facilitate and celebrate local writers. The focus of the Writer’s Desk is to support writers through connections with the JCC campus and the community. 

Each spring, Johnston Community College offers the Cynthia DeFord Adams Literary Competition to students. This competition is funded by the Cynthia DeFord Adams endowment, and student writers compete in the categories of poetry, short fiction, and short non-fiction. Winners are honored at the annual Celebration of Writers. 

Upcoming events will include the World of Words #WOW Week of Writing in the fall where students, staff, faculty, and community members will participate in workshops on various writing strategies. The Neuse River Literary Journal is currently in the works to showcase student writing.  

Students can also join the WriteVibe writing club to further develop their creative writing skills. 
Stay Tuned for future updates. We look forward to working with you and seeing you at future events! #WriteOn