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Avast! Squire Summer Writing Workshops Return to Pirate Country

Registration is now open for the 2024 Squire Summer Writing Workshops, Thursday—Sunday, July 25—28, on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville.

The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer an intensive course in a chosen genre (creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry) over the four days of the program. Space in each workshop is limited, so that registrants can work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor.

Acclaimed memoirist, novelist, and playwright Jim Grimsley—a native of eastern North Carolina—will lead “It Takes a Workshop: Conversations in Creative Nonfiction.”

Rebecca Bernard, a North Carolina newcomer whose debut story collection won the 2021 Non/Fiction Prize, will lead “Defamiliarizing the Half-Known World: Creating Surprising Fiction Out of Our Everyday Lives.”

ECU associate professor Amber Flora Thomas, whose poetry has won the Cave Canem and Dylan Thomas American Poet Prizes, will lead “Axis Poetry: A Generative Workshop.”

Other features include faculty readings, panel discussions, and open mic sessions—and open-mic training sessions—for registrants.

This year’s workshops and on-campus housing will be in the same facility, Ballard Hall in the College Hill part of campus (“Hill” being a relative term in eastern North Carolina). Registrants can choose to stay on-campus or to find their own accommodations nearby.

Registrants, faculty, and staff will take most of their meals together on campus, except for Thursday evening dinner on your own and the traditional Squire Saturday evening picnic.

Learn more and register now.