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Monthly Archives: October 2012

National Novel Writing Month Starts November 1!

By Claire Korzen Perhaps the greatest writing challenge of the year begins tomorrow, November 1. Hundreds of thousands of writers from around the world will participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The goal of NaNoWriMo is straightforward, but hardly simple: write a 50,000-word novel in thirty days. The month of frenzied writing may not […]

The Network’s Been in the News ….

Our 2012 Fall Conference runs this weekend, November 2-4. And we’ve been in the news a whole bunch over the last several weeks. Fall Conference has gained attention from the following media outlets: Cary News Durham Herald-Sun North Carolina Arts Council Southern Literary Review The Stubborn Writer UNC-TV North Carolina Now (Oct. 9) “Who’s Talking” with […]

Poems by A.R. Ammons Basis for New Song Cycle

Poems by North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee A.R. Ammons form the basis for a new song cycle by Raleigh composer Dr. J. Mark Scearce. On Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 pm, the Mallarmé Chamber Players will present a concert of art songs, including the world première of a song cycle based on The […]

Need a Hotel Room for Fall Conference?

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Fall Conference runs November 2-4 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. But if you’re looking to stay in the area somewhere other than the Embassy Suites, here are some options. On a budget? Try La Quinta or the Fairfield Inn, just ten minutes away, or stay at Studio Plus […]

Win a Signed Copy of Edith Pearlman’s “Binocular Vision”

Edith Pearlman will give the Keynote Address at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Fall Conference. Pearlman’s collection of short stories, Binocular Vision, was published by North Carolina’s Lookout Books in 2011 and won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was a Finalist for the National Book Award, among many other […]

Calling All Writers: Apply for the 2013-2014 NCAC Artist Fellowships

By Claire Korzen Writers around North Carolina have an opportunity to receive a grant of $10,000 through the NC Arts Council’s yearly Artist Fellowships. Writers, songwriters, and composers are all eligible to apply for the 2013-2014 Fellowship cycle; applications are due at 5:00 pm on November 1, 2012. The NCAC welcomes writing in any medium: […]

Make Sure You See All of Our Facebook Posts

It’s come to our attention that many of our fans aren’t seeing our Facebook posts on any kind of regular basis. That’s because Facebook has been asking page administrators to pay in order to promote our pages—and restricting our updates only to those who repeatedly visit or comment on our page, ie, the minority. To […]

Happy (Belated) Birthday to O. Henry!

By Claire Korzen This September, Greensboro-born short story author William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, would have turned 150. Porter wrote hundreds of short stories, two of the most famous being “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.” His stories became renowned for their empathetic portrayals […]

Looking to Publish Your Book? Try This Resource

A new website has been demanding our attention recently: www.MyPerfectPitch.com. Run by author Brian Grove (The Treasure Hunter’s Handbook, Little Brown), My Perfect Pitch “contains an unrivaled database of traditional book publishers who are currently accepting submissions from authors.” More than just a long, rambling list of publishers, each link leads directly to the particular […]

Kathryn Stripling Byer on “The State of Things” Today!

Listen today, Friday, October 12,  at 12:00 pm to WUNC 91.5 “The State of Things” with Frank Stasio to hear a feature on the upcoming North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductions and an interview with 2012 inductee Kathryn Stripling Byer. Bestselling poet and memoirist Maya Angelou, former state Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, and […]