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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Reading from North Carolina

The Durham Herald-Sun published a “North Carolina Summer Reading List,” compiled by D. G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch (and former Network board member).  Of course, you can’t go far in this list without tripping over a Network member like Anna Jean Mayhew, current Network board member Suzanne Havala Hobbs, or Abigail DeWitt […]

Come to New Bern, find a farthing

Friday is the last day to register for the 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency. That means you have less than a week to sign up for this unique opportunity to hone your writing, form close and lasting bonds with other writers, and find nearly 300-year-old colonial coinage. We’re not saying you definitely will find a […]

“Get Ourselves Back to the Garden”

NCWN member Sheri Castle and her new book The New Southern Garden Cookbook is the focus of a nice article in today’s Winston-Salem Journal.  Now y’all excuse me while I go get something to eat.

Author Insults

From Flavorwire, via Shelf Awareness, the “30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History.” They missed more than a few of my favorites, though, almost all of which revolve around Ernest Hemingway, whose gift for alienating people may have exceeded his literary talents.  After their falling out, Gertrude Stein trained her toy poodle to growl when she […]

Squire Summer Writing Residency Update

The Hilton New Bern/Riverfront, site of this year’s Squire Summer Writing Residency, told me today that the Network has filled its block of reserved guest rooms, and that they have no more vacancies for the weekend of July 14 – 17. All three SR11 workshops are still open for registrants, but those who wish to […]

Summer Stories

The following is a message from author and editor Liza Wieland, who will lead the fiction workshop at the 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 14 – 17 in New Bern: “I first had a sense of myself as a writer when I attended a conference much like the Squire Summer Writing Residency, in Atlanta, […]

It’s Too Hot to Set Your Pants on Fire

The following is a message from author Virginia Holman, who will lead the creative nonfiction workshop at the 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 14 – 17 in New Bern: “Writing and reading are both solitary endeavors.  So why take a writing class? Because writers often feel too isolated. The Squire Summer Writing Residency brings […]

Poetry in Summer

The following is a message from poet and editor Peter Makuck, who will lead the poetry workshop at the 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 14 – 17 in New Bern:   “A few weeks ago, I received an email from an eighth-grade student in Evanston, Illinois.  He said he was writing a paper on […]