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.