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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Latest from Arts North Carolina

I received the following from Arts North Carolina today: what happened… We had an amazing Arts Day. On the same day, the House General Government Chair proposed a budget that cut grants programs of the North Carolina Arts Council by 23%. Arts advocates were outraged and wrote/spoke in record breaking numbers. Representative John Torbett supported […]

Spring Conference deadline extended

With the Network offices closed tomorrow, the deadline for Spring Conference early registration has been pushed back to Monday, April 25. Of course, you can register online 24/7, but if you wish to register by phone, please call the Network at either 919.251.9140 or 336.293.8844.  If you miss us, just leave a message, and we’ll […]

Sad News

I just learned that Jeanne Leiby, editor of The Southern Review, passed away yesterday. Some of you may have met Leiby at the 2008 Spring Conference, when she participated in the publishers’ panel.  She had just become editor of The Southern Review; I had just become director of the Network.  Her energy and ideas made […]

Our Thoughts and Prayers

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who were in the path of Saturday’s storms, and are having to deal with the clean-up.  We hope that all of you reading this blog, along with your friends and family, made it through relatively unscathed.

For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure . . .

“Triad Arts Up Close,” produced by the Triad’s NPR affiliate WFDD-FM, talked this week to me and UNCG’s Terry Kennedy about our upcoming literary events: IndieLit Greensboro on Friday, April 29, and the Network’s Spring Conference on Saturday, April 30. So in case the thunderstorms NC is supposed to get tomorrow aren’t soothing enough for […]

Keep It Up, Y’all

I received this today from Arts North Carolina: “Your advocacy is working. The Legislature has been overcome with calls and emails asking for restoration of the General Government proposal to cut grants funding to the North Carolina Arts Council by 23%. Several key items: *The Call has been extended to 5pm on Monday. If you […]

A More Urgent Call

This morning I received the following message from ARTS North Carolina.  Please take a moment to contact the legislators listed below, especially if you live (and vote) in one of the districts they represent.  Any Network member with questions about state funding for the arts, and how it affects the Network, is welcome to contact […]