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Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Gabrielle Brant Freeman who was honored at the Joyner Library/Academic Affairs Faculty Author Book Awards at East Carolina University, where she is a professor (English). The award celebrates the accomplishments of Division of Academic Affairs faculty who have contributed to the scholarship of higher education by authoring, co-authoring, or editing scholarly monographs published between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.Gabrielle's debut poetry collection is When She Was Bad (Press 53, 2016).


Hats Off! to Pat Shipman who will receive the W.W.Howells Award from the Biological Anthropology section of the American Association of Anthropologists for The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015). The award is given to a work that represents the highest standard of scholarship and readability, that informs a wider audience of the significance of physical or biological anthropology in the social and biological sciences, and demonstrates a biocultural perspective. The ceremony will be held December 1.


Hats Off! to Blue Ink Press author Andy Ellis whose forthcoming book The Dangers of Pimento Cheese chronicles his journey from stroke to recovery. Blurbed by NCWN trustee Alice Osborn, The Dangers of Pimento Cheese is in the running for the National Stroke Association’s 2017 RAISE (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) Voter’s Choice Award. Voting is easy and no sign-ups are required. To cast your vote for Andy and Blue Ink Press, click here.


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