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Link Round-Up

Here’s a round-up of interesting links that have come my way over the last couple of weeks.

Here, U.S. News & World Report examines the professional benefits of social networking sites like Facebook.

While here, Joshilyn Jackson examines the somewhat less-professional benefits.

On BiblioBuffet, author Lev Raphael takes on the writer’s archenemy: the intrusive copy editor.

In case you haven’t heard, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, the Durham Arts Council, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County are co-sponsoring a new program called the Piedmont Laureate and they’re accepting applications. The Piedmont Laureate will be a writer laureate for the Triangle area; they’re looking for a poet this year, but they have said they will pick writers from other genres in the future.  As an added bonus, the new Piedmont Laureate will be the featured reader at the Saturday luncheon during the Network’s Fall Conference (you know, the one that will be November 14 – 16 at the Hilton RDU in RTP).  Follow the link to apply.

Finally, a high school student in Raeford needs a published author to act as a senior project mentor.  If any Sandhills-area writers are interested, please contact me at ed@ncwriters.org.

2 Comments

  1. glenda beall wrote:

    Thanks for the interesting links.
    I enjoyed reading all of them.

    A Piedmont Laureate? Has the Piedmont area seceded from the state? Don’t we already have a Poet Laureate for North Carolina?

    Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 11:33 pm | Permalink
  2. edsouthern wrote:

    Of course we have a Poet Laureate, Glenda, and a wonderful one, at that. The Piedmont Laureate is not meant to compete with Kay and her successors, but rather to complement their efforts. I don’t think we could ever have too many people promoting the literary arts. I hope other communities across the state will follow the Triangle’s lead.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 8:57 am | Permalink

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