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Squire Summer Writing Residency Offers “Supportive Community”

They say word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool. So we’re not going to list the reasons you should attend NCWN’s 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 23-26 at East Carolina University in Greenville. We won’t go on and on about our awesome faculty (Jan DeBlieu, Amber Flora Thomas, Luke Whisnant) or how […]

Reading Recs from Amber Flora Thomas

Amber Flora Thomas will lead the poetry workshop at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 23-26, at East Carolina University, in Greenville. This workshop will provide space and time for participants to generate new poems, evaluate existing poems, and engage with tool building activities and discussions to inspire revision and […]

Reading Recs from Jan DeBlieu

Which stories in our lives most demand to be told? What themes connect them? Jan DeBlieu will lead the Creative Nonfiction Workshop at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency. Her workshop participants will study the art of the personal essay, in which scraps of material with no apparent connection can be […]

Why Attend the Squire Summer Writing Residency?

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency runs July 23-26 at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Registration is happening right now, and there are plenty of good reasons to join us Down East this summer, including our three amazing workshop offerings: Creative Nonfiction with Jan DeBlieu Poetry with Amber Flora Thomas […]

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By Ed Southern The North Carolina Writers’ Network is open to all writers, at all levels of skill and experience, working in all genres, with all manner of goals and aspirations. We say it, and we mean it. Because we mean what we say, we want to explain why we ask registrants for certain programs […]

Here’s to the Writingest State!

At this year’s Squire Summer Writing Residency, registrants got to know one another by collaborating on new stanzas for North Carolina’s State Toast. North Carolina is the only U.S. state with an official toast. Here’s the first stanza of the original: Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine, The summer land where the […]

A New Toast to the Old North State: Part I

Did you know that North Carolina has an official state toast? Neither did we. But at the Welcome Program for the 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency, registrants broke into small groups to take a stab at rewriting stanzas for “The Old North State Toast.” First, here’s the original toast: The Old North State Toast Here’s […]

Only One More Week for SR12

You have only one more week to register for the 2012 Squire Summer Writing Residency.  And when we say one week, we mean one week. Registration for this year’s Residency (SR12) will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 – with finality, without exception.* So if you want to immerse yourself in the craft of […]

“As the Leaves to a Tree”: Some Thoughts on Inspiration and Poetic Technique

By Morri Creech Few statements about writing unnerve me as much as this from John Keats: “If Poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.” Now, just what is it that the poet means by this? Certainly not that poems should be easy to write: […]

In This Country We Call Creative Nonfiction

Pat MacEnulty is the author of four novels, a short-story collection, and a memoir. Her most recent book, Wait Until Tomorrow: A Daughter’s Memoir, was nominated for the 2012 SIBA Nonfiction Book Award. She will lead the Creative Nonfiction workshop at the 2012 Squire Summer Writing Residency at Queens University of Charlotte, July 19-22. She […]