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The 2024 Squire Summer Writing Workshops (SW24) are three intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, a chance to share your work with other dedicated writers, and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond.

SW24 will begin Thursday afternoon, July 25, with registration and check-in at this year’s venue, East Carolina University. After an opening program that evening, workshop sessions in the genre of your choice—Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, or Poetry—will begin Friday morning and continue until mid-day Sunday, July 28.

Those 12 hours of workshop time will create a community on common ground, a safe place to refine and polish your work, and maybe the opportunity and inspiration to try something new. Morning and afternoon breaks between workshop sessions give writers a chance for conversation (and maybe even some writing).

The seven group meals will be followed by discussions, readings by instructors and residents, and other special programs, allowing participants rare insight into the craft and business of writing. Support for these workshops is provided by the NC Arts Council.