What we're about

North County Writing & Arts Network (NoCoWAN) is for all creative spirits in North St. Louis County who are interested in collaborating with other local writers and artists.

We invite those who are writing or have written manuscripts and want to discuss the writing and/or publishing process. We also invite visual artists, performing artists, healing/therapeutic artists and practitioners, folk artists, etc., who would like to share and discuss their work. All skill levels and genres are welcome.


· Connect and collaborate with creatives who live in north St. Louis County. · Use our collective talent to champion inclusion, equity, and to address social and environmental justice. · Locate existing resources to increase community arts programming and provide development and/or performance opportunities. • Highlight artistic talent in North St. Louis County.


North County Writing & Arts Network meets on third Saturdays, January through November. Meetings include writing prompts, open writing, open mic (optional) and feedback/critique. Local authors, workshop leaders and publishers are frequent guests and presenters at the meetings.All meetings are currently virtual.

Upcoming events (1)

Poetry Month Open Mic LIVE

reprieve wellness center

April is National Poetry Month. NoCoWAN and local creatives celebrate with live-stream performances of poems, stories or songs. Performers go LIVE from Reprieve Wellness Center in St. Ann. Audience may join in person or via Facebook Live.

Past events (36)

North County Anthology Book Party

Peace Tree Spirituality Center

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