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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Greensboro: Closer Than You Think

What’s the third-best reason to come to our 2012 Spring Conference? Greensboro, North Carolina is a whole lot closer than Green County, Wisconsin; Green River, Wyoming; or Greenland! In fact, Greensboro–and specifically the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where the conference will be held–is right smack-dab in the geographic heart of our state. Fitting, because geography […]

U.S. Justice Department Sues Publishers

We’re taking a break from our relentless promotion of the Spring Conference (April 28, UNCG, register now!) to bring you some book-business news of import to writers: Late last week, the U.S. Department of Justice “officially filed a civil suit in district court in New York against Apple and five of the six major publishers, […]

Why You Should Attend the 2012 Spring Conference: #4

Throughout the week, we’ll be counting down the Top 5 reasons you should register for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference in Greensboro, NC, on Saturday, April 28. Reason Number 4? Where else will one quick stroll let you hob-nob with publishers, literary magazine editors, and some of the most esteemed literary organizations […]

The 2012 Spring Conference Top 5 List!

Throughout the week, we’ll be counting down the Top 5 reasons you should register for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference in Greensboro, NC, on Saturday, April 28. The annual event, held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, draws writers from across North Carolina and beyond for workshops in fiction, creative […]

Poem for the Day

Our friends in the Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out, led by Chatham/Lee Counties Regional Rep and NCWN Board Member Al Manning, have been posting a poem a day during the month of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Read ‘em all: www.pittsboro-wmo.blogspot.com. The Pittsboro WMO blog has received a lot of hits so far. And at […]

Asheville Wordfest Launches Fifth Year

From NCWN member Laura Hope-Gill and our friends at Asheville Wordfest… Asheville will once again enjoy the voice of poetry on May 4 and 5 at Asheville Wordfest. The festival takes place this year at the Altamont Theater at 18 Church Street and explores the theme of “Home: Place and Planet.” Events include readings by […]

The Good Kind of Problem to Have

Last Friday night I stopped by Press 53’s ‘New Poetry Launch Party’ in downtown Winston-Salem . . . well, I should say I tried to stop by.  The event drew such a crowd that the best I could do was stand just outside the door and strain to hear. While that stinks for me, personally, […]

NCWN Offices Closed Friday

The offices of the North Carolina Writers’ Network will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 6.  We will be open again on Monday, April 9. This afternoon, which happens to be Opening Day of Major League Baseball, we are open . . . just very distracted.

Play to Honor Jaki Shelton Green, Longtime Literary Friend to Many

On Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm, Health Touch NC in Durham will present a special performance of the one-woman show, Mama Juggs, an award-winning play about breast health and women’s issues. Inspired by true stories from the playwright’s life, 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Health Bra Art Project to Improve […]