BOONE—Registration for the North Carolina Writers' Network 2017 Squire Summer Writing Workshops closed at noon on Wednesday, June 28.
On-site registration is not availabe for this conference.
There were seven important reasons to register for this year's Workshops.
- Joseph Bathanti, former NC poet laureate and winner of the 2016 NC Award for Literature, will lead the poetry workshop, “Writing the Longer Narrative Poem.”
- TripAdvisor named Boone the number-two "Diamond in the Rough” for vacation destinations.
- Granite Falls Brewing Company is donating 10 percent of proceeds from their new Tailyho Belgian Quad beer to NCWN. Guess what town is on the way to Boone from much of North Carolina? Granite Falls.
- Sheryl Monks will lead the fiction workshop, “How Bad Things Happen to Good Characters,” and she counts John Ehle, Robert Morgan, and Toni Morrison among her favorite authors, so you know her class is going to be pretty awesome.
- There’s a great new-ish indie bookstore in Boone: Foggy Pine Books.
- Eric G. Wilson will lead the creative nonfiction workshop, “Creating Presence: Voice in Creative Nonfiction.” Eric believes your “voice” is a muscle that can be exercised, strengthened, and developed. You won’t come home with the same voice you left with, that’s for sure.
- The average temperature in Boone in July is 76 degrees.
The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing time, in a town TripAdvisor named the number two “diamond in the rough” for vacation destinations.