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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fall Conference in the Charlotte Observer

Well, on the Observer’s website.  Well, not exactly on the website, but in Reading Life editor Pam Kelley’s blog. She’s right, of course – you can join this convergence of writers in the Carolinas’ largest city.  Preregistration ends tomorrow, though, so don’t wait too long or you’ll have to pay a higher fee. Wait, what […]

NCWN Fall Conference featured in Our State

We can’t link to the article itself until the next issue hits newsstands, but the Network and our 25th annual Fall Conference are featured in the November issue of Our State magazine. If you don’t subscribe to Our State, be sure to pick up a copy at your favorite local (preferably independent) bookstore to show […]

2010 Induction Ceremony for the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame

A large and appreciative audience came to Southern Pines yesterday for the 2010 induction ceremony of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Pam Kelley at the Charlotte Observer wrote a nice feature on one of our inductees, The Mind of the South author W. J. Cash, in which she talked to former Observer editor […]

Tips for Us Writer Types

Acclaimed novelist and memoirist Judy Goldman – leader of the creative nonfiction Master Class at the 2010 Fall Conference – has started a blog called Keep Writing, where she shares advice, anecdotes, and experiences from her writing life.  Check it out, but don’t think that the good lessons found on her blog mean you can […]

Weatherford to Receive North Carolina Award

Carole Boston Weatherford will be one of six recipients of the North Carolina Award in a Raleigh ceremony this weekend. Presented annually since 1964, the North Carolina Award is the highest honor our state can bestow.  Congratulations, Carole.

Literary Trails of North Carolina Piedmont to Launch

The new guidebook Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont will launch Wednesday, October 20, at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham. Author Georgann Eubanks will discuss the book as a warm-up to her talk and Literary Walking Tour at the Network’s Fall Conference.  Georgann will be joined by fellow writers Duncan Murrell and Jaki Shelton […]

Poetry Council of NC to Hold Annual Poetry Day

The Poetry Council of North Carolina, now in its 58th year, will hold its annual Poetry Day on Saturday, October 16, at Catawba College in Salisbury.  You can read Scott Owens’s “Musings” on Poetry Day here. The next day (Sunday, October 17)  will see the 2010 induction ceremony for the North Carolina Literary Hall of […]

Fred Chappell on WFDD

Fred Chappell, former state Poet Laureate and soon-to-be Caldwell Award winner, will be Monday’s guest on “Triad Arts Up Close,” produced by 88.5 FM WFDD, the Triad’s NPR station.  The segment will air at 8:50 Monday morning. Chappell will receive the John Tyler Caldwell Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council at 7 p.m., Friday, […]