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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Congrats to Dannye Romine Powell and Jonathan K. Rice!

From the Charlotte Observer: Poet and Charlotte Observer writer Dannye Romine Powell is this year’s winner of Central Piedmont Community College’s Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts. Jonathan K. Rice, editor of Charlotte’s Iodine Poetry Journal, won the Irene Blair Honecutt Legacy Award. Powell was honored for her prize-winning poetry […]

“Crash” Our Party: On-Site Registration Available for 2012 Spring Conference!

If you had trouble committing and didn’t register for the 2012 Spring Conference: don’t worry. You can still register on-site the day of, and nothing would make us happier. In fact, we love party-crashers. The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm […]

Announcing Debut of WORD UP! Poetry Posters

From our friends at In Public Service in Winston-Salem: In Public Service, a nonprofit based in Winston-Salem, announces the debut of the new WORD UP! bus poetry poster, co-sponsored by Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts. The posters are placed in WSTA buses among the advertisement posters and are seen by 10,000+ passengers per day. The arrival […]

You Can Be a Part of the Spring Conference, Even If You Can’t Be There

You may have missed your chance to register online for the 2012 Spring Conference, but you’re in luck – You can still DONATE online for the 2012 Spring Conference! Your Spring Conference donation directly supports scholarship aid for deserving writers to attend this Saturday’s workshops.  Indirectly, your donation supports the Network itself, and our mission […]

Today, Give a Book to Your Loved One

Today is an exciting day for book lovers all around the world. April 23 is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, and in the Catalan region of Spain, the day is celebrated by giving a book and a flower to a loved one. It’s also World Book Night here in the United States (as […]

Doris Betts, 1932 – 2012

We are so, so sorry to have to share this news, but Doris Betts has passed away.  Readers have lost a great North Carolina writer, and North Carolina writers have lost a great friend.

State Library Announces 2012 “Letters About Literature” Winners

From the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: The North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina, within the Department of Cultural Resources, announces the 2012 North Carolina state winners in the Letters About Literature contest, an annual reading and writing competition for students in grades 4 through […]

Pre-Register and Save Money. Lots of it.

What’s the best reason to come to the NCWN 2012 Spring Conference? Pre-registrants save nearly 25 percent off the conference fee! That’s right! Members who register before the end of the day today, Friday, April 20 save nearly 25 percent off the cost! Non-members save money too; in fact, non-members can join the Network when […]

What’s the Second-Best Reason to Come to Spring Conference?

Where else are you gonna find more than a hundred writers, teachers, and literary-minded folks hanging out together, inside, on a beautiful spring Saturday afternoon? Sure, April might be a great time to go for a bike ride, see a ballgame, or spend time in your garden. But only by attending the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference will […]

William Matthews Poetry Prize Winners 2012

From Keith Flynn and our friends at the Asheville Poetry Review: The editors at the Asheville Poetry Review are pleased to announce the William Matthews Poetry Prize recipients for 2012. Becky Gould Gibson, from Winston-Salem, NC, was awarded first prize for her poem, “Heading Home,” and will receive $1000, plus publication in the next issue […]