Register Now for 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency

    Registration is now open for the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 14-17 at the Hilton Riverfront in New Bern.  The Squire Summer Writing Residency is open only to the first fifty registrants, who can choose one of the following workshops: Creative Nonfiction with Virginia Holman; Poetry with Peter Makuck; or Fiction with Liza Wieland.

     “The Squire Summer Writing Residency has become one of our most beloved programs,” NCWN executive director Ed Southern said. “It’s most effective at forming close bonds between writers from across the state, which is what the Network is here to do.” This year the Residency has been extended from three days to four, with two additional workshop sessions and an extra evening program.

     The Squire Summer Writing Residency offers an intensive course in a chosen genre, with ten hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor.

     In addition to the workshops, the 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency will feature a panel discussion on publishing and bookselling, and readings by faculty and registrants. Attendees take meals together, and are encouraged—but not required—to stay in guest rooms that will be set aside for this conference. The Squire Summer Writing Residency is named in honor of the late Chick and Elizabeth Daniels Squire, whose support made the residency possible.

     More information about the Squire Summer Writing Residency can be found at or by calling 336-293-8844.

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