In New Bern for a Writing Conference

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I’ve been in New Bern, again, on the North Carolina coast. I am taking part in a North Carolina Writer’s Network Writing Resident. I’ve been holed up workshopping and writing for two days. Yes, I have ants in my pants.

We’re by the Neuse River, a beautiful setting.NewBern-HistoryCenter Before the beginning of the workshop, I went to the New Bern History Center, a beautiful building that just opened last year.

The city is not shy about its royal beginnings. This is a royal seal.

NewBern-TryonPalaceI managed to not go into Tryon Palace again, the site of North Carolina’s first capitol but I did go through the beautiful gardens.

As I went from the History Center to the Palace, all of two blocks, I encountered a driver who took visitors from one to the other. What is the matter with these people? Really, anyone who can go through Tryon Palace can walk the two blocks.

NewBern-MSThelpersAt the conference, I met two people who helped  MST
completers.

Lawrence is Steve H.’s brother in law and helped Steve when he came
through Raleigh.

Susan helped Heidi around Morehead City. Thank you helpers. We
couldn’t do the MST without you.

Now what are the chances of meeting folks who are so intimately connect with the MST?

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