â€œWriting and reading are both solitary endeavors.Â So why take a writing class?
Because writers often feel too isolated.
The Squire Summer Writing Residency brings together a community of working writers for an intense weekend of discussion and fun. Â When writers come together like this, I find that it generates an energy that endures long after the workshop has ended. Â I believe that my role as an instructor and workshop leader is not to teach you how to write, or tell you how you should write (thatâ€™s something each of us must do alone).Â Instead, I aim to foster a classroom environment where we can be generous helpmates to one another through thoughtful critique; to create an environment where we can explore and play with craft through exercises and experimentation; to help you identify your obsessions; and to clarify your intent.Â Workshop participants should expect to leave with raw material for new nonfiction, useful critical commentary on work submitted, and perhaps some new friends and colleagues.â€
If you have not already done so, please register for this yearâ€™s Squire Summer Writing Residency at www.ncwriters.org.Â The registration deadline is July 1.
We look forward to seeing you in New Bern.