The Pamlico Writers Group, formed in 1973, will host its fifth annual writers conference at the Turnage Theater in Washington, NC. Four North Carolina publishing companies will be represented. Zelda Lockhart, the Piedmont Laureate of NC, will deliver the keynote address. There will be poetry slams, discussions, writing contests and award ceremonies. The Pamlico Writers Group is one of the affiliates of the Arts of the Pamlico. They have a critique meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Turnage Theater.