About Us


In 1963, a group calling themselves the Twelve O’Clock Scholars, with the help of others in the Cape literary community, founded what would become the Cape Cod Writers Center. That first year, approximately thirty-five conferees gathered for the first summer writers’ conference in the Tabernacle at the Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod. In 1973, the Cape Cod Writers Conference was incorporated as the Cape Cod Writers’ Center, Inc.

In the years since then, thanks to the foresight of the founders and the dedication of the Cape’s vibrant literary community, CCWC has grown into a dynamic and beloved organization. The annual conference now draws hundreds of participants from around the country and the world, and CCWC hosts a variety of literary events around the year and around the region. With the help and participation of our members, we plan to keep growing and nourishing the writing community on Cape Cod and beyond.


The mission of the Cape Cod Writers Center is to assist published and aspiring writers of all genres, abilities and ages to develop their writing skills and learn the business of editing, publishing and publicizing; to publicize authors and their works; to provide opportunities for writers to congregate for inspiration, education, and networking; and to introduce readers to authors and their work.