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By the Light of the moonShine review

“The night’s magic,” sang Van Morrison, “seems to whisper and hush.” moonShine review believes that away from the sun’s harsh glare, “promises are made, bodies come together, words are spoken that can never be taken back—and the creative process thrives.” Founded in 2005 and published in Cabarrus County, moonShine review is a journal of creative […]

Barton College Presents “Sam Ragan, Inside the Poetry”

Sam Ragan, often called North Carolina’s “literary grandfather,” was an NC poet laureate; helped establish the NC School of the Arts and the NC Literary Hall of Fame, among many other literary programs and institutions; and was twice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. This weekend, Barton College will present “Sam Ragan, Inside the Poetry” as part […]

Special B&N Bookfair Supports Charlotte Writers’ Club

From our friends at the Charlotte Writers’ Club: CHARLOTTE—Support the Charlotte Writers’ Club at Barnes & Noble in Charlotte and Pineville. The Charlotte Writers’ Club is working together with Barnes & Noble by hosting a Bookfair at the Carolina Place, Morrison Place, and Arboretum stores. On Saturday, February 25, from 1:00-4:00 pm, Barnes & Noble […]

Membership Expiration: Now Visible

We know your membership in the North Carolina Writers’ Network is important to you. As a member, you enjoy many perks and benefits, including discounts on conference registrations and competition entries; access to our critiquing and editing services; and access to our audio/visual resources. Because your membership is important, we want to do all we can to […]

Born from Chaos, Broad River Review Shines Bright

In 1968, America was in the rocky middle: of Vietnam, of the Cold War, of shootouts between Black Panthers and police, and student protests on campuses all across the country. From this chaos was born a literary magazine, the Broad River Review, the official rag of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, a town that is […]

NCWN at AWP 2017

We’re back from AWP17—the annual meeting of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs—where we spent the weekend supporting North Carolina-based literary organizations; making new friends; and letting ourselves be inspired by the herculean efforts of countless publishers and writers making their individualized contributions to the literary arts. We celebrated anniversaries, including fifty years of […]

Looking for a Writing Retreat?

The theme song for Cheers asked a question familiar to most writers: “…Wouldn’t you like to get away?” If you’re looking for a writing retreat this year, or a workshop in a different locale, with different instructors, the idea being that a change might do you good, check out the website Creative Writing Retreats. Write […]

The Artistic Expression of Science

eno magazine is printed on recycled paper with soy ink. What else did you expect from a journal that seeks to encourage, promote, and publish “artistic forms of expression that inspire a deeper understanding of and creative engagement with the environment”? Founded by a Nicholas School graduate and run by students in the Nicholas School […]

Our Statement of Belief

We thought the time was right to share again our organization’s statement of belief. “We believe that writing is necessary both for self-expression and community spirit, that well-written words can connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing and reading should be available to everyone. And we do mean […]

The Southern Book Prize Creates the Conroy Legacy Award

From our friends at SIBA: COLUMBIA, SC—The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) announces the creation of a “Lifetime Achievement” category for their annual book award program, The Southern Book Prize (formerly known as The SIBA Book Award). The new category, the Conroy Legacy Award, honors the example of beloved author Pat Conroy and recognizes writers […]