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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Happy Trails to Kate Douglas Torrey

UNC Press Director Kate Douglas Torrey will retire this summer after twenty-three years with the publishing house–the past twenty spent as Director. Here’s the full press release from UNC Press. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Ms. Torrey was the first female director of UNC Press. During her tenure, the institution won four Bancroft Prizes from […]

World Book Night: April 23

World Book Night is April 23. What is World Book Night, you ask? World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. It will see tens of thousands of people go […]

NCWN Members Win Poetry Council Awards

Earlier this month we congratulated Katherine Soniat on winning the Poetry Council of North Carolina’s 2011 Oscar Arnold Young Award for the best book of poetry for her collection, The Swing Girl. But the Poetry Council sponsors eight annual awards, granting cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and publishing the winners in their […]

Congratulations are in order . . .

. . . to Raleigh dramatist Ian Finley, who has been named the 2012 Piedmont Laureate for the Triangle and adjacent counties: “Working primarily with Burning Coal Theatre Company, he has brought more than 70 different stories from the area’s history to life on stage through collaborations with Oakwood Cemetery, the Mordecai House, Raleigh City […]

The Writingest State, indeed

Let’s put it this way: in 1922, no one had heard of Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, or the Fugitive poets. Yet down in little ol’ Charlotte (a city that was, in fact, little in 1922), a group of writers came together to form the Charlotte Writers’ Club, which will celebrate its 90th Anniversary this year. […]

Congratulations to Katherine Soniat!

Congratulations to Katherine Soniat, winner of the Poetry Council of North Carolina’s Oscar Arnold Young Award for the best book of poetry from NC in 2011. Here’s the press release: Katherine Soniat, of Asheville, has been named recipient of this year’s Oscar Arnold Young Award for the best book of poetry from North Carolina for her […]

What’s Your 2012 Writing Resolution?

A New Year means the chance for a new, writerly you. What’s your writing resolution for 2012? Do you want to write 1,000 words a day? Join a critique group? Finally begin submitting that story you’ve been working on for so long? Join the conversation on our Facebook event page, and tell us what you […]