Programs and Services
The Network sponsors three conferences each year—a
Spring Conference in April, a Writing Residency in July, and a Fall Conference in late October or November. These conferences bring together hundreds of writers for workshops, readings, networking, and lively discussion.
November 15-17, The Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach
The Fall Conference attracts hundreds of writers from around the country and provides a weekend full of activities that include lunch and dinner banquets with readings, keynotes, tracks in several genres, open mic sessions, and the opportunity for one-on-one manuscript critiques with editors or agents. Conference faculty include professional writers from North Carolina and beyond. Held every year in a major hotel, the conference rotates annually.
July 11-14, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee
The Squire Summer Writing Residency offers an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), 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. Other features include faculty readings, panel discussions, and open mic sessions for residents.
April 13, Greensboro
A full day of workshops on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Small classes, top writing faculty, and intensive workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, e-publishing, the arts for entrepreneurs, and the craft of bookmaking. Other features include faculty readings, on-site "lunch with an author," publisher exhibits, and an open mic for conference participants.
Hats Off! to Claudette Cohen, whose "Ode on a Stick" was chosen as First Runner-Up in the First Annual Treehouse Literary Loot Contest for Unusual Prose. It received featured publication this summer in Treehouse. Also, her poem "Into the Non-Human Hearted" was selected by the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to be read at the Poetry Scope event on Thursday, August 8, at 7:00 pm.
Upcoming Readings & Events
|Sun, Dec 8th, @2:00pm - 04:00PM|
Judy Hogan Reading
|Mon, Dec 9th, @12:00pm - 02:00PM|
Celia Rivenbark Reading
|Tue, Dec 10th, @5:30pm - 07:30PM|
Daniel Nathan Terry and Lisa Zerkle Reading
|Tue, Dec 10th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM|
Henry F. Tonn Reading
|Sat, Dec 14th, @3:00pm - 05:00PM|