Saturday, June 9, 2012

NC Writer's Workshop


Writers of fiction, memoir, poetry and even music can now register for an annual workshop known for helping seasoned writers and first-timers alike to recharge their creative batteries in one of North Carolina’s most glorious mountain settings.

Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for this year’s Table Rock Writers Workshop, to be held Sept. 17 -21 at the rustic Blue Ridge Mountain artists’ resort, Wildacres Retreat.

SOLATIDO, a southern singer/songwriters’ workshop that runs concurrently in adjacent facilities at Wildacres, is also open for registration.  Table Rock, originally known as the Duke University Writers’ Workshop, was reorganized in 2010 and continues with the same leadership and philosophy of support for writers of all genres and levels of experience.

Georgann Eubanks, who has directed the popular literary workshops for more than 20 years, also runs Solatido.  Table Rock enrolls a maximum of 50 writers, using a non-competitive, first-come, first-served application process. Eubanks said some registrants are returnees, but newcomers always infuse the weeklong sessions with creative diversity.

The faculty for Table Rock includes North Carolina writers Abigail DeWitt, Darnell Arnoult, Anna Jean Mayhew and Scott Huler. This year participants can also choose to take advantage of a first-time Reader-in Residence, Dawn Shamp. Writers can submit up to 25 pages of manuscript and Dawn will provide a detailed critique that includes copy editing and structural and technical advice.

Music producer and composer Richard Putnam leads this year’s Solatido workshop. The keyboardist and arranger is comfortable with all musical styles and has been a session player in the Southeast for 30 years.

“This is a unique opportunity for participants to have quality time with excellent instructors, away from day-to-day distractions,” said Eubanks. “And the individual and group discussions led by the experienced, published writers on the Table Rock faculty as well as the polished, savvy musicians of Solatido are made even better by the breathtaking surroundings.

More information is at and
Contact Cindy Campbell, 919.923.8857,

1 comment:

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