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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Buy books for soldiers, and don’t generalize

The excellent North Carolina Miscellany blog greeted me this morning with this post about the “faculty of generalizing” and the mountains around Asheville, site of the 2011 Fall Conference, November 18 – 20.  Save the date, so you can develop your faculty of specificity. On a more serious note, Press 53 here in Winston-Salem is […]

The Latest on State Arts Funding

The latest update from Arts North Carolina: The Senate released its budget on Tuesday and the Senate Base Appropriations met on Wednesday to take amendments. The Senate budget calls for a 15% reduction in grants funding to the North Carolina Arts Council, the same as recommended in the House budget. Typically if the House and […]

Logging In

I’ve heard recently from some members who’ve hard trouble logging in to, and I wanted to give them – and everyone else – an update. We’ve fixed a bug that slipped into our system, which prevented the site from remembering new passwords.  If you changed your password after logging in, the website ‘forgot’ your […]

This Day in NC History

As any good Charlottean knows, today is Meck Dec Day, when Mecklenburg County celebrates its pivotal – if unproven – role in America’s independence.  The Charlotte Observer reports that some Charlotteans have unveiled plans for a Charlotte Liberty Walk, a high-tech tour of places in Uptown Charlotte that used to be Revolutionary sites. Even if […]

BookMarks Announces Authors

Winston-Salem’s BookMarks Festival of Books announced this year’s author lineup tonight.  This will be BookMarks’ seventh year, and the Network is proud to be one of the festival sponsors.

A Network Member in Shelf Awareness

The ‘Book Brahmin’ featured in today’s Shelf Awareness is the Network’s own Pat MacEnulty of Charlotte.  Check out her interview here.

5 Questions You Should Never Ask

From novelist Emily St. John Mandel, the 5 questions never to ask at a bookstore reading.

Call to Action

The latest from Arts North Carolina: Take Action NOW On Tuesday the Senate Appropriations Committee on General Government and Information Technology will begin meeting and will consider funding to the North Carolina Arts Council. It is expected that the Senate will have a budget within the next three weeks. Immediate action is required to communicate […]