An affordable, intimate alternative to the large summer conferences, offered especially for North Carolina writers but open to writers nationwide. This year's Summer Writing Residency offers a much expanded program and great value, with exciting new faculty in diverse genres, afternoon craft lectures, evening readings, plus the opportunity for local area residents to commute to their workshops at a reduced cost.
Located on the cozy Peace College Campus, an oak-shaded oasis close to downtown Raleigh, the residency offers five days of writing life in a pleasant atmosphere of collegial support.
Mornings start with breakfast together, followed by an intensive manuscript workshop in the genre of your choice -- Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Amherst Method writing, or Poetry. This week-long workshop creates a community of common ground and a safe place to explore the art of refining and polishing your work, as well as opportunities to try something new.
Lunch is followed by a series of short craft talks from individual faculty, allowing participants rare insight into other genres of writing.
An afternoon break gives writers a leisurely writing period, or the chance to explore the nooks and crannies of the campus or the coffee bars and galleries of downtown Raleigh.
Evening brings writers together for dinner, following by readings from faculty and guest speakers, and time for informal gatherings.
An opening night Welcome Dinner is followed by an orientation and informal gathering. Faculty readings, special guest readers, and an open mic round out the roster of formal evening events.
Location and Housing
Located in downtown Raleigh in an oasis of mature hardwoods, intimate greens, brick paths and historic buildings, Peace College has hosted the Summer Writing Residency since 2003.
On-campus housing is modest but comfortable. Dorm rooms are shared, two residents per room, and each room has a private bath shared with a neighboring room. Sharing a room is a great way to get to know another writer and network! A limited number of singles with shared bath are available at additional cost.
We recommend that you register early, reserving your spot with a $250 deposit. Workshops are small (limit 15) and they fill fast.
You may register online or by mail or phone. Your registration is not complete until you mail us two copies of your typed workshop manuscript (5 pp. poetry, 10 pp. doublespaced prose). If you do not mail in your workshop manuscript with registration, your workshop space may be taken by another registrant, so MAIL IN YOUR WORKSHOP MANUSCRIPT THE SAME DAY THAT YOU REGISTER.
Registrants who wish to commute daily from home may register at the commuter rate of $750. This rate includes lunch Monday - Thursday, workshop of your choice, all afternoon and evening programs and readings, and the welcome dinner on Sunday night.
Support for this residency provided by the NC Arts Council, the Oak Tree Fund of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Raleigh Arts Commission, Peace College, and Quail Ridge Books
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 February 2008 21:27
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