The Carolina African American Writers' Collective (CAAWC) is a workshop and readers' group used to critique one other's literary work, read and discuss books by African American authors, and discuss and share information about the literary scene. The group includes some 30 members who are poets, fiction writers, dramatists, critics, essayists, journalists, children's writers, graphic artists, publicists, photographers, and editors. Although based in Raleigh, the collective has members presently in California, New York, Alabama, and Virginia. The organization was founded in February 1992 by Lenard D. Moore.