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Squire Summer Writing Residency Update

The Hilton New Bern/Riverfront, site of this year’s Squire Summer Writing Residency, told me today that the Network has filled its block of reserved guest rooms, and that they have no more vacancies for the weekend of July 14 – 17.

All three SR11 workshops are still open for registrants, but those who wish to register will have to do so at the Commuter rate, and find their own accommodations in New Bern.  The Commuter rate includes all group meals and evening activities at the Residency – basically, everything but a guest room.

Fortunately, New Bern features a host of alternative options, from historic B&Bs to hotels with all modern conveniences.  The two hotels closest to the Hilton New Bern/Riverfront, the Comfort Suites Riverfront Park and the Bridgepointe Hotel & Marina, have rooms available at this time.  A visit to will help you find a place to stay.

The registration deadline for the 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency is Friday, July 1, but please do not wait until the last minute.  We look forward to an exciting weekend in New Bern, and we want you to be a part of it.  Please go to and register today.


Ed Southern
Executive Director
North Carolina Writers’ Network