Ginseng is our literary publication showcasing the work of local, Garrett County authors. The publication includes poems, short stories, play scripts and nonfiction. Each year, writers submit their work with a non-refundable entry fee to the GCAC Literary Committee. For more information about Ginseng, please email us at

In addition to our Ginseng publication, the Garrett County Arts Council also hosts “Page-to-Stage” for our creative writers and the community. Page-to-Stage is a celebration of our local talent where the selected Ginseng authors are invited to read their original work to a live audience.

Ginseng 2021-2022

The Garrett County Arts Council is pleased to announce the online publication of its most recent issue of the arts organization’s literary journal Ginseng. A project of the GCAC’s Literary Arts Committee, the publication includes poems and stories written by local authors. The writing of the following authors is included in this 2021-2022 edition of Ginseng: Tom Dabney, Hannah Frazee, Rose Gordy, Melodee Hill, Savannah Jenkins, Abby Arthur Johnson, Ron Krug, Mary Sincell McEwen, Michael McEwen, David Moran, Patsy Newell, Bob Newman, Mercedes Pellet, Maureen Sheaffer, Jack Spencer, Lori Stoll, and Rhoda Trooboff. Cover art is by Annie Simcoe.

Layout was designed by M. Kendall Ludwig and Olivia Weeks of CurlyRed, Inc. The printing of the annual publication is sponsored in part by the Garrett County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and Mosser Meadow Nurseries. Hard copies are available for purchase in The Gallery Shop (108 S. 2nd Street, Oakland).

Ginseng Publications

Ginseng 2019-2020
Ginseng 2019-2020