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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Charles Wright Can’t Tell Stories (According to Charles Wright)

Did you know that poet Charles Wright was never officially admitted to the Iowa Writer’s Workshop? Or that despite the fact that he was born in Tennessee and went to college at Davidson, he considers himself a Southern writer only by association, because he believes he isn’t a good storyteller? Vox Populi, Georgetown University’s “Blog […]

New Walker Percy e-Books, Video

Open Road Integrated Media recently released several of acclaimed author Walker Percy’s novels as e-books. This NYC-based publishing compnay also sat down with Walter Isaacson and Paul Elie to produce a short video about Walker Percy’s life and works (see video above). “Percy was one of the most prominent American writers of the twentieth century […]

The New Doris Betts Collection Fund

Earlier this month, the Friends of the Chatham Community Library announced that they would honor the life and work of esteemed author Doris Betts by establishing the Doris Betts Collection fund at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro. Beloved writer and teacher Doris Betts (1932-2012) was a Statesville, North Carolina, native and attended The University of […]

Nominations Open for 2013 North Carolina Awards

The 2013 North Carolina Awards are now accepting nominations. These prestigious awards recognize “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens in the fields of scholarship, research, the fine arts and public leadership.” Awards are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to artistic and literary expression, scientific achievement, and civic leadership. Individuals may be […]

More News from the Book Biz, Presented Without Comment

from John Scalzi’s Whatever blog: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/03/06/note-to-sff-writers-random-houses-hydra-imprint-has-appallingly-bad-contract-terms/

John Claude Bemis Named 2013 Piedmont Laureate

From the City of Raleigh Public Affairs Department: John Claude Bemis, a children’s book author, educator and presenter from Hillsborough, has been selected as the region’s 2013 Piedmont Laureate. Mr. Bemis will be introduced as the new laureate at various workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout the Piedmont Laureate sponsoring agencies’ four-county area that […]

News from the Book Biz, presented without comment*

From today’s Shelf Awareness: Law Firm ‘Investigating’ Author Solutions Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, a New York City law firm that boasts of having “consistently delivered big results for our clients and, in our class actions, for consumers and small businesses injured by deceptive and unlawful conduct,” is, it said, “investigating the practices” of Author […]

Meet the Voice Behind Lady Banks

Some of you may be familiar with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance weekly e-newsletter Lady Banks’ Commonplace Book and its charming and irresistible editor/contributor Lady Banks. But have you ever wondered who Lady Banks actually is? Well it’s none other than the Network’s very own Trustee, Nicki Leone! Along with serving as the web administrator and newsletter […]