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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hotel Room Deadline for Fall Conference Extended

Just a quick reminder that if you’re planning to attend Fall Conference and stay on-site, the deadline to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites in Cary is Friday, October 12. We know that seems far away (it’s still next month and all) but really it’s only fourteen days from today. And the Embassy Suites was gracious […]

All Writers Can Get Something from the Fall Conference

If you, as a writer, consider yourself too advanced, too accomplished, too doggone cool to learn anything at the NCWN Fall Conference, you may want to consider this comment from a writer who registered yesterday for the conference: “I registered because I wanted to work with Kay Byer, and I am especially interested in her […]

This Saturday: 100 Thousand Poets for Change

By Claire Korzen On Saturday, September 29, we invite you to join us for “100 Thousand Poets for Change,” a worldwide initiative to help foster artistic communities both locally and globally. Although the organization encourages change along the guidelines of peace and sustainability, they invite all participants to develop their own ideas of change and […]

Help Heal Our Poet

We received an e-mail today from longtime friend and distinguished poet Jaki Shelton Green. We’re sharing it here in hopes that you’ll consider her request: My family and friends are uniting to raise money to help me battle an undiagnosed chronic illness without health insurance. The funds raised will be used for my medical costs. I […]

New Asheville-Based Series Mashes Poetry and Music

Poet and 2011 Fall Conference faculty member Keith Flynn—who, with his band The Holy Men, had attendees dancing in the aisles at last year’s Saturday night banquet—has kicked off a new Asheville-based poetry series called “Live at White Rock Hall.” This merger of poetry, music, and film features authors and musicians in collaboration, setting music […]

NC’s The dB’s Rock the Triangle

The Chapel-Hill based pop-rock band The dBs—fronted by 2012 Fall Conference workshop leader Peter Holsapple—rocked Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival this weekend. They played the Long View Center on Friday night, “and sounded fantastic on classics like ‘Love is for Lovers’ and ‘Ask for Jill,’ as well as new tunes like ‘World to Cry’ and ‘Collide-oOo-Scope.’” […]

An Apology and an Addendum

If you have not already, you will soon receive the latest issue of the Writers’ Network News, the newsletter of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. If you have not already read all the way through it, looking for one vital piece of information, let me save you some trouble (and possible worry that your eyesight’s […]

Here’s Their Number: (910) 692-3211

Everyone from the 2012 USA Olympic swim team to US Army Infantry Soldiers in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, have posted YouTube remakes of Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song, “Call Me Maybe.” Now North Carolina’s own newspaper, The Pilot, gets in on the act with a toe-tappin’ video linking more than 70 employees from The Pilot’s entities, including The […]