RALEIGH—Registration for the North Carolina Writers' Network 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops ends July 5. On-site registration will not be available, and spaces are very limited.
This year's workshops will be led by Paul Cuadros (Creative Nonfiction); Rob Greene (Poetry); and Elaine Neil Orr (Fiction).
"The Squire Summer Writing Workshops introduced me to NCWN, and that connection has been key for me,” said Janet Ford, winner of the 2017 Guy Owen Prize from Southern Poetry Review. “Through this organization, I have discovered the members of my writing group, as well as the Spring and Fall Conferences and many meaningful opportunities to publish and read.”
The Opening Session on Thursday evening will give writers the opportunity to rewrite North Carolina's official State Toast, "Here's to the Old North State."
Friday evening will offer a panel discussion, "The Cross-Pollination of Page and Stage," featuring distinguished playwrights Ian Finley and June Guralnick, as well as screenwriter Ellen Shepherd.
The long weekend also includes faculty readings, open mics, and the opportunity to purchase books by faculty and attendees.
There will be a celebratory dinner on Saturday night.
"Because the pace of the weekend is slower, participants tend to build strong bonds with one another," said NCWN communications director Charles Fiore. "There's space in the schedule for writing, and reading, and going to meals together, and there's plenty of time for sitting around and talking about all the things that inspire us."
Registration is open through July 5 at www.ncwriters.org.