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Monthly Archives: September 2011

John Ashbery and Mitchell Kaplan to Receive Lifetime Achievemen​t Awards

Passing along this announcement from the National Book Foundation: “We are pleased to announce that internationally renowned poet John Ashbery will receive the 2011 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 62nd National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in New York City. Also that evening, Mitchell Kaplan, […]

So How Did YOU Spend Your Saturday?

On Saturday, September 24, literary-minded folks around the world held events and demonstrations as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Here in North Carolina, many of these events ran under the subtitle, “Writers for Education.” Writers (and readers) around the state organized to show their support for the arts through workhops and readings and […]

SIBA 2011: Just Another Perk of NCWN Membership

The Network manned an exhibitor table at last weekend’s Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Conference in Charleston, SC. Books by eleven of the Network’s members were on display, covering fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a multitude of genres. It was a great way to promote our members’ recent publications to booksellers and other industry professionals—after all, […]

Technical Difficulties

Just in case you’ve been trying to contact the Network today by e-mail or phone, the power has been out at our main office and continues to be uncooperative. Rest assured, once power is restored, we will get back to you ASAP. And if you have an urgent issue, please contact our communications coordinator, Charles […]

Psst . . . your registration is open.

I went this afternoon to the Network’s post office box, where I saw the driver of a red Corvette pulled over for speeding on Town Run Lane. For those of you not familiar with downtown Winston-Salem, Town Run Lane is a short little avenue that runs behind the courthouse, so it’s always crowded with police […]