Writers looking for an opportunity to hone their craft can do do so—under the tutelage of some of the area’s best wordsmiths—at the North Carolina Writers’ Network‘s 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency.
The program, held on the campus of Warren Wilson College, takes place from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26. (Those interested should register soon as only 50 writers will be accepted to the program. A $250 deposit is required with registration; the balance is due July 9.) The Squire Summer Writing Residency fee runs $500 for a commuter or $700 including a shared room, with discounts for NC Writer’s Network members.
Workshops are offered in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction and are led by Cathy Smith Bowers (pictured), Tommy Hayes and Catherine Reid.
Poet Cathy Smith Bowers teaches in the Queens University of Charlotte low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program. Her most recent collection, A Book of Minutes, was published by Iris Press in 2004 and her next collection, The Candle I Hold Up to See You, is forthcoming.
Tommy Hays authored the novel The Pleasure Was Mine, which was was chosen for the One City, One Book program in Greensboro and for the Amazing Read-Greenville, S.C.‘s first community read. Hays directs UUNC-A’s Great Smokies Writing Program.
Catherine Reid teaches creative non-fiction at Warren Wilson College. Her book, Coyote: Seeking the Hunter in Our Midst, was named among Bookloft’s top 20 bestsellers for 2006.
Info: www.ncwriters.org or 336-293-8844.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter