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Monthly Archives: November 2012

North Carolina Bookwatch this Friday

For 15 years, UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch has celebrated and supported our state’s writers.* This Friday, it’s our turn to support them. Tune in to UNC-TV this Friday, November 30, at 9:30 PM, to see host D. G. Martin* talk to Jill McCorkle* and Lee Smith* about their upcoming novels. Then call 1-800-984-9090 to make […]

Happy 80th Birthday to the NC Poetry Society

The North Carolina Poetry Society turned 80 years old in 2012, and we want to wish our friends there happy birthday! Come the end of the month, they’ll be celebrating all weekend long (rightfully so!) with readings in every part of the state. The festivities kick off with North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti, reading on Thursday […]

Lost & Found

While we hope everyone takes something unexpected away from our Fall Conference, we ended up taking home something we did not mean to – If any 2012 Fall Conference registrants lost a scarf at the conference hotel, please e-mail a description to ed@ncwriters.org, and we will send you your garment.  (Do scarves count as garments?) […]

2012 North Carolina Book Awards

The 2012 North Carolina Book Awards have been announced by the The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association: The Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation (University of North Carolina Press) by Jeff Broadwater The Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Nightwoods (Random […]

Happy Trails to Our Intern, Claire Korzen

They say all good things must come to an end, and so we bid farewell to our intern extraordinaire, Claire Korzen. Claire, a native of Kernersville and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, has been an intern with the Network since June. But she is leaving us for the greener pastures of a full-time paying job, […]

2012 National Book Award Winners

The 2012 National Book Award winners have been announced, as follows: Young Peoples Literature: William Alexander, Goblin Secrets (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing) Poetry: David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press) Nonfiction: Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a […]

A Poem to Honor Our Veterans, by Joseph Bathanti

Yesterday was the legal public holiday of Veterans Day, and most federal employees will have today off to honor America’s military veterans, an “unbroken chain of men and women who have served our country with honor and distinction.” When Joseph Bathanti was named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate in  August of this year, he announced plans to […]

Gary Carden Recipient of North Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor

Sylva resident Gary Carden has been awarded the 2012 North Carolina Award for Literature—the highest civilian honor the state can bestow. This award recognizes Carden for his lifetime achievements as an author, storyteller, and painter. A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by […]