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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.

Squire Summer Writing Workshops 2024

July 25 – 28, East Carolina University
Registration is now closed.

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 registrants.

Fall Conference 2024

November 1 – 3, Asheville

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.

Spring Conference 2025

Dates coming soon

Master classes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A full day of instruction and camaraderie in-person. Other features include faculty readings, sessions on the craft and business of writing, Lunch with an Author, an Open Mic for conference participants, and more!

Past Conferences