Cathy Smith Bowers, who led the poetry workshop at the Network’s 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency, is North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate. Cathy’s appointment was announced today by Governor Beverly Perdue. “Cathy’s powerful poems open new avenues of thought, and are a reflection of the love of words and learning. She believes poetry inspires and [...]
Monthly Archives: January 2010
NCWN board member Ginger Hendricks is now the Executive Director of Winston-Salem’s BookMARKS Festival of Books. Congratulations are in order, not just to Ginger for this new position, but to BookMARKS for hiring someone with Ginger’s abilities, and to Winston-Salem for having one of its cultural highlights in such capable hands. BookMARKS has quickly become [...]
At long last, Writing the New South is back from hiatus with an essay by Bob McCarthy. I hope you’ll all check it out soon. Look for the next new WNS posting in about two weeks. With Writing the New South back in action, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone [...]
Acclaimed author and Network member Karen Spears Zacharias has launched an Auction for Haiti Relief. Please check it out, and please give your support.