The Network sponsors three conferences each year—a Spring Conference in April, Writing Workshops in July, and a Fall Conference in November. These conferences bring together hundreds of writers for workshops, readings, networking, and lively discussion.
Spring Conference 2022
April 23, Greensboro (In-Person with Concurrent Online Sessions)
Master classes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A full day of instruction and camaraderie in-person or online. Other features include faculty readings, sessions on the craft and business of writing, an Open Mic for conference participants, and Slush Pile Live!
Registration is closed.
July 14-17, 2022
The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with ten hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor. Other features include faculty readings, panel discussions, and open mic sessions for residents.
Fall Conference 2022
November 18-20, Wilmington
The Fall Conference attracts hundreds of writers from around the country and provides a weekend full of activities that include lunch and dinner banquets with readings, keynotes, tracks in several genres, open mic sessions, and the opportunity for one-on-one manuscript critiques with editors or agents. Conference faculty include professional writers from North Carolina and beyond. Held every year in a major hotel, the conference rotates annually.
Registration opens on or before September 1.