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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Protect Donations to Nonprofits

I received this today from the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: “Next month, a Congressional Super Committee will recommend significant spending cuts and tax changes to reduce the federal deficit. Congress will vote on these proposals in December. Here what’s being proposed: Cuts in funding for nonprofit service providers. Other cuts that will create gaps […]

A Pre-Halloween Scare

Only two weeks remain to pre-register for the Network’s 2011 Fall Conference! Of course, you can show up at the conference itself (November 18 – 20 in Asheville) and register as a walk-in, but it’ll cost you more, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to take the workshops you want.  So why wait? […]

Tomorrow on MAIN-FM

Tune in tomorrow, Thursday, October 27, at 11:00 am to MAIN-FM’s live webstream to hear NCWN’s Executive Director Ed Southern and 2011 Fall Conference faculty member Anne Fitten Glenn talk with host Carol Anders about the upcoming Fall Conference and the vibrant literary community here in the “writingest state.” You can listen live by going […]

Fall Conference Scholarships

Friday, October 28, is the deadline to submit scholarship requests for the 2011 Fall Conference, including requests for Mary Belle Campbell Scholarships.  Please submit your current CV or resume, as well as a one-page statement of writing intent that describes your experience and goals as a writer, to Ed Southern at ed@ncwriters.org to be considered.  […]

Special Offer for Fall Conference Registrants

From the North Carolina Literary Review: “The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by and interviews with North Carolina writers, and articles and essays about North Carolina writers, literature, and literary history and culture. We have a special offer available to attendees of the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2011 Fall Conference. […]

Sad News from Salisbury

We’re very sad to hear that journalist Rose Post passed away today. Becoming the namesake of the Network’s creative nonfiction contest was the least of Ms. Post’s honors and accomplishments, but we are grateful and humbled, nonetheless, to remember Ms. Post and her work each year.

Congratulations to Quail Ridge Books & Music!

Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh was selected by The Daily Beast as one of the top twenty-five independent bookstores in the United States. Follow this link to see a photo-essay of each bookstore, including national treasures such as Powell’s (Portland), City Lights (San Francisco), and The Strand (New York City). Quail Ridge Books & […]

Still More Hotel Rooms for Fall Conference

The good folks at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville, hosts of our 2011 Fall Conference, have just added 20 more rooms to our conference block for both Friday and Saturday nights, November 18 and 19.  They have also added 7 rooms each night to our block at the adjacent Sleep Inn. The deadline is October […]

NCAC Director Announces Retirement

We received the following announcement yesterday from the North Carolina Arts Council.  Under Mary’s direction, the NCAC has been one of the Network’s best friends and staunchest supporters.  We wish Mary a long and fulfilling retirement, and thank her for her great service to the state. Dear Colleagues, On March 1, I will retire from […]

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities this Sunday

When I took this job, I was pretty confident in my ability to perform most every task the Network would need its director to do – except for one.  And that one is, for a nonprofit, kind of a biggie. I sincerely dislike asking for money, known in the nonprofit world as fundraising.  I am […]