Current Events


IWN events open to the public

Monday, 6/6
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(First Monday Monthly

IWN General Meeting 

Program: Discussion led by local author Elizabeth Robin entitled, “How to Prepare to Publish and Promote Your Book.”

Island Recreation Center (Community Room), 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island, SC

Please let Philip Lindsey know by email if you plan to attend or have any questions by Sunday, June 5:

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Monday, 6/20 (Third Mondays), 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IWN Open Workshop (virtual)

Facilitator: Eric Johnson

You may bring an original piece to read, no longer than 5 minutes. Supportive feedback will be provided after each reading.

Please RSVP by Saturday 6/18  to Eric Johnson at  A Zoom link will be sent out Saturday night. To give participants time to read, we will send copies of our readings out by Sunday 6/19.

Tuesday, 5/24 6:30 pm (Last Tuesdays Monthly from Sept-June)

Date changed this month due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

Last Tuesdays

[NOTE: This section will be updated for the next OPEN MIC opportunity planned for September, 2022 as the time approaches.]

THE OTHER SISTER’S WINE BAR, 13 Harbourside Ln, Suite B, Hilton Head Island, SC
Prepare no more than 5 minutes of reading entertainment
come to listen: ALL are welcome!
And as you prepare for this session, consider:
What piece can I read that will be pithy and entertaining? (And of course, offered within the 5 minute time limit so that everyone has a chance to participate without going over our time.) If you wish to read, send an email to:

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Events of Particular Interest

Date/Time Event Information and Links

May 26, 2022, 1-3 pm

Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Library Authors’ Expo will feature six Island Writers’ Network members and their books on Thursday, May 26, from 1-3 pm. Friends of Hilton Head Library is sponsoring the event. 

It’s an opportunity for the public to meet local writers and buy their books. There will also be selective readings from authors.


Barry Dickson, a retired Madison Avenue Creative Director with a recently published book of poetry, Maybe Today. Barry lives on Hilton Head Island.

Debby Grahl is an award-winning writer who lives on Hilton Head Island with her husband, David. Mountain Blaze, her latest book, received a five-star review from Readers’ Favorite.

John Macllroy’s newest book is, Whatever Happens, Probably Will, a collection of award-winning stories. John began writing creatively in 2016, following a career that spanned law, business, and teaching. He lives on Hilton Head Island.

Kerry Peresta spent thirty years in advertising as an account manager, creative director, copywriter, and editor. The Rising, the second book in her psychological suspense series, was released in April. Kerry and her husband have lived in Hilton Head Island since 2015.

Tricia Mikouchi recently published The Sunny Side of Crazy, which is about a mother raising a daughter with multiple personalities. Tricia lives on Hilton Head Island.

Richard L. Wright’s latest book, RetroSpec, explores the flawed nature of memory and the dangers of exposing secrets when two snarky, lesbian nerds accidentally invent a device that streams the past on demand. He moved to Hilton Head Island from Atlanta in 2020.

Ripples is the 7th anthology published by the Island Writers’ Network, a colony of writers based in the Hilton Head Island, SC area. It features prose, poetry, essays, and photos by 47 writers and photographers who live mainly in the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton SC area.

ACCHH – Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head

Pat Conroy Literary Center

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