>From July 23–25, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will offer the 2010 Squire Summer Writing Residency, a full weekend of intensive workshops at Peace College in downtown Raleigh. The Residency is an intimate, affordable alternative to large conferences, and a rare opportunity to create bonds within the writing community.
Sam Ragan Award-winner David Rigsbee, a prolific and erudite NC poet and professor who has been mentored by such luminaries as Carolyn Kizer and U.S. poet laureate Joseph Brodsky, will work with poetry registrants on the problems of “Passion and Restraint in the First-Person Poem,” using examples of persona, authenticity, form, and authority from contemporary poets. This workshop gives registrants the time and focus to pay attention to the details in their work and to stay concrete and clear with language.
Past attendees have said the following about the Residency:
"The entire group brought a sense of community to my writing that I hadn't had before."—Ivy Rutledge
"I found an open, welcoming community of people who immediately accept anyone who has a desire to write."—Karen Price
More information about the Squire Summer Writing Residency can be found at www.ncwriters.org or by calling 336-293-8844.
Administrative Director, NC Writers' Network
PO Box 954, Carrboro, NC 27510