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Poetry’s Slow Digital Revolution

Many publishers have resisted releasing poetry collections as e-books, for a variety of reasons, mostly centered around the difficult task of faithfully reproducing a poet’s line breaks for devices that vary in physical size and that allow readers to shrink or enlarge the font. There’s also the “fetishistic” nature of many readers of poetry, who […]

Time to Nominate NC’s Next Poet Laureate

From the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: RALEIGH—Nominations for the state’s next poet laureate, the ambassador of North Carolina literature, will be accepted now through October 14, online at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. The timeline is short, so immediate attention to nominations is encouraged. The post, created by the General Assembly in 1935, uses the office as […]

NC LIVE Brings 1,200 New e-Books to Patrons

From the North Carolina State University Libraries: RALEIGH, NC – NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, is experimenting with a new e-Book project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 e-Book titles from North Carolina-based publishers. This collection offers a wide range of content, including novels […]

Come See Us at BookMarks This Weekend

What are you doing on Saturday? The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have a booth at the BookMarks Festival of Books and Authors in downtown Winston-Salem. Why not stop by and say hi? We’re also the proud sponsor of that day’s “Southern Identity in Writing” panel featuring Jeremy B. Jones, Mary Alice Monroe, and North […]

Penelope Niven, RIP

Penelope Niven, the critically acclaimed biographer of Carl Sandburg and Thornton Wilder, has died. She was seventy-five. “She was just a beautiful person inside and out,” said poet and biographer Emily Herring Wilson. “She was extraordinary. She was a great public speaker and teacher. I heard her speak many times, often at Salem College. She […]

NCWN Sponsors Poetry in Plain Sight

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is a proud sponsor of September’s Poetry in Plain Sight Program. Poetry in Plain Sight brings poetry to downtown Winston-Salem. Four poems are chosen each month and displayed on posters in sixteen shop windows throughout Winston-Salem’s Arts District and downtown. The goal is to bring poetry to a wider audience […]

Let’s Thank Our State Government Reps

For the first time in what feels like a long time, the state budget signed earlier this month by the North Carolina governor sustained funding to the North Carolina Arts Council at current levels. ARTS North Carolina is asking constituents to write a hard copy letter to your Senator and Representative at their Raleigh office: […]

Announcing a New NC Publisher: Orison Books

“Orison” is a thirteenth century word meaning “prayer.” At Orison Books, a new Asheville-based press focusing on the life of the spirit, the staff believes “the best spiritual art and literature call us to meditate and contemplate, rather than asking us to adopt any ideology or set of propositions.” Determined that their list will ask […]

Spiral Bound Documentary Highlights Arts Education

On Tuesday, September 9, Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council will present the world premiere of Spiral Bound, a “documentary about the unlikely union of eight creative high school students from a youth development program and a group of liberal arts college students over the course of one summer.” Together, these education activists are seeking social […]

Be the Next Piedmont Laureate

The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from speculative fiction authors for 2015. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham, or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is September 19 at 4:00 pm. The Piedmont Laureate program, co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts […]