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Monthly Archives: September 2010

“A Tribute to Novello”

If you’re in or near Charlotte this weekend, and you love (or even just like) literature – and why would you be reading this blog if you don’t? – be sure to check out the “Tribute to Novello.” As mentioned before on this blog, it’s a grassroots effort to keep Charlotte’s Novello Festival of Reading […]

100 Best Opening Lines

American Book Review posted what they consider the 100 Best First Lines from novels.  Take a look and see what you think.

The Ongoing Evolution of Uptown Charlotte

I lived in Charlotte, on and off, for about 10 years.  Most of my family lives in the Charlotte area, so I visit quite a bit. And still, I’m a little surprised, every time I go back, at just how big Charlotte is. When I was a kid, Charlotte was already “the big city,” its […]

More on Ron Rash

This article from the Asheville Citizen-Times tells more about Ron Rash and his winning of the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. It also points out that of the six finalists for this international award, two live in North Carolina: Rash and Chatham County’s Belle Boggs.  The Writingest State, indeed.

Network in the News

Three members and longtime friends of the N.C. Writers’ Network made news over the weekend: The Pilot of Southern Pines celebrated The Country Bookshop as “an important part of the fabric of our community.” The Country Bookshop has been in business for 58 years, and, incidentally, will again handle book sales at the North Carolina […]

Much Reading for Your Weekend

There’s a lot going on, now and in the weeks to come: SPARKcon and poetrySPARK are back in the capital, kicking things off tonight with the NCWN Poetry Open Mic Night, hosted by Alice Osborn at Isaac Hunter’s Tavern. The good folks at BiblioBuffet (including our beloved board president Nicki Leone) share their pick of […]

What Would You Do with $20?

Jennifer Pooley, “a former Senior Editor with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow,” posts an interesting proposition on her blog, then uses that proposition to illustrate something all writers should understand about the literary marketplace. A bit closer to home, the North Carolina Poetry Society has launched a new Web site. The Network could still use some […]

September News

This year the North Carolina Writers’ Network is a proud sponsor of the BookMARKS Festival of Books on Saturday, September 11, in Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District.  We are particularly proud to be a lead sponsor for a reading and discussion by John Hart, author of The Last Child, Down River, and The King of Lies.  […]