Category: Network News
Published: 26 February 2008
Elizabeth Daniels Squire Summer Writing Residency Expanded in 2007
Carrboro, NC –From July 8 to 13, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will offer five days of writing workshops at Peace College, close to downtown Raleigh. This offering is an intimate alternative to the large summer conferences and a rare opportunity to create new bonds in your writing community, get manuscript critique, and take time to focus on generating new ideas. This year’s Writing Residency program has expanded to include four workshop areas: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. To register or for more details, please go to www.ncwriters.org or call (919) 967-9540.
The Elizabeth Daniels Squire Summer Writing Workshops include:
Poetry workshop : Inspiration and Crafting the Poem, with Evie Shockley
This workshop will encourage poets to identify and capitalize on their strengths, but also to step outside of their comfort zones and experiment with techniques and topics that are less familiar to them. –
Fiction workshop: Strategies and Winning Game Plans, with Bill Henderson
In this workshop, beginning and experienced writers will read and critique each other's work with particular attention to character, story or chapter structure, and style, the three key elements of a winning game plan.
Creative Nonfiction workshop : True Stories, with Sebastian Matthews .This class is designed for both beginning and advanced writers. In it, we will work with a variety of creative nonfiction forms, including personal essay and memoir. We will read and discuss published creative nonfiction, workshop each other's work and explore revision strategies.
Amherst Writers And Artists Method workshop: From Revery to Revelation -- Freeing the Voices Within, with Carol Henderson
Based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method, this workshop is appropriate for all skill levels -- from the professional, looking to discover new creative sparks, to the beginner, eager to delve into the challenges of writing for the first time. Come prepared to write a lot.
The North Carolina Writers' Network serves writers at every stage of development through programs that offer ample opportunities for professional growth in skills and insight. The Network builds audiences for literature, advocates for the literary arts and for literacy, and provides information and support services.
www.ncwriters.org or call (919) 967-9540.