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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nancy Dew Taylor Wins 2011 Linda Flowers Award

From the North Carolina Humanities Council: The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announces Nancy Dew Taylor as the recipient of its 2011 Linda Flowers Literary Award. Her entry “Mill Creek Suite” is a sequence of poems about a young married couple living on a […]

Tom Wicker: R.I.P.

Hamlet, NC native and renowned journalist Tom Wicker passed away this weekend at the age of eighty-five. A 2004 inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, Wicker earned his journalism degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1948, and began his career with newspapers in Aberdeen and Lumberton. He also wrote for the Winston-Salem Journal […]

The 2011 National Book Award Winners

Just in case you missed the first ever web broadcast of the National Book Awards last night, here’s a recap of the winners: Young People’s Litrature: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) Poetry: Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney (published by TriQuarterly, an imprint […]

Congratulations to Joseph Bathanti!

We received this exciting announcement yesterday from Appalachian State University: The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has selected Joseph Bathani to serve a three-year term as a council trustee. “Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Bathanti holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature from […]

Take Action Now

I received this late yesterday from the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits:   “Collectively, nonprofits have lifted our unified voice to protect charitable giving. This week, the N.C. Center for Nonprofits proudly joined with nearly 4,000 nonprofits from across America – including 352 from North Carolina – in urging a Congressional Super Committee to protect […]

Author Ron Rash Recipient of North Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor

From the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Ron Rash is on the faculty of Western Carolina University and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers…. RALEIGH – A group of distinguished North Carolinians will receive the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor the state bestows, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, […]

The 2011 Fall Conference: News That’s Fit to Print

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2011 Fall Conference is just a little more than two weeks away. On Friday, November 18, writers from around the state–and some from other parts of the U.S.–will ascend to Asheville for three days of workshops, panels, readings, and the opportunity to stretch our legs, catch a breath of fresh air, […]