Weymouth. It’s all good

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Pack light. Downsize. Less is more. I realized these mantras last week at a writing residency at Weymouth Center in Southern Pines. This writers’ haven occupies the grand home of novelist James Boyd and his wife Katherine who entertained such literary giants as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson and Thomas Wolfe back in the 1920s and 30s. These days the …

Another idyllic weekend at Weymouth

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In February, I described a residency with writer friends at Weymouth Center in Southern Pines. Those winter days were punctuated with a perfect gentle snowfall and a morning fox hunt across the grounds. Those precious days, we agreed, were unforgettable, magical. For the uninitiated, Weymouth is a sprawling mansion built by novelist James Boyd back in the 1920s with all …

An idyllic weekend at Weymouth

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For North Carolina writers, Weymouth Center in Southern Pines is writer heaven. Nestled among long-leaf pines is the James Boyd house, a cultural center that’s home to a long-standing Writers-in-Residence program. Published authors who are residents of North Carolina may spend up to two weeks a year at the mansion to create new work or perfect old pieces. In mid-February …