NC Literary Hall of Fame



Elizabeth Daniels Squire Summer Writing Residency 2008

July 25 - 27, 2008
Queens University of Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274

(registrations are now closed)

Workshops in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

Julie Funderburk
Julie Funderburk

Aaron Gwyn
Aaron Gwyn

Cynthia Lewis
Cynthia Lewis

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 intensive workshops and great value, with exciting new faculty in diverse genres, evening readings, and the opportunity for local area residents to commute to their workshops at a reduced cost.

The 2008 Summer Writing Residency will begin Friday morning with registration and move-in, followed by lunch together and the first two workshop sessions in the genre of your choice -- Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, or Poetry. This three day-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.

Group meals will be accompanied by faculty readings, allowing participants rare insight into other genres of writing.

Morning and afternoon breaks between workshop sessions give writers a leisurely writing period.

Evening brings writers together for dinner, preceded by faculty readings and followed by "Table Talk" and Open-Mic sessions.

Location and Housing

This year the Summer Residency Program will be held on the campus of Queens University in Charlotte. (Get directions)

On-campus housing is modest but comfortable. Dorm rooms are shared, two residents per room. Sharing a room is a great way to get to know another writer! A limited number of single rooms are available at additional cost. No private bathrooms are available.


We recommend that you register early, particularly if you want to stay on-campus. Workshops are small, dorm space is limited, and they fill fast.

A $250 deposit is required with registration; the balance is due July 9. (Or you're welcome to pay the entire fee at once; we won't mind.)

You may register online or by mail or phone. Your registration is not complete until you mail us a copy of your typed workshop manuscript (please see course descriptions for manuscript requirements). 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 $400 (for members) or $500 (for non-members). This rate includes all meals Friday - Sunday, attendance at the workshop sessions of your choice, all afternoon and all evening programs and readings.

Support for this residency provided by the NC Arts Council, the Oak Tree Fund of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and Queens University of Charlotte.

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