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Holiday Gift Ideas for Writers

It’s the giving season, which means there might be a writer on your list. Or maybe you’re that lucky writer on someone else’s list! Either way, here are some great gift ideas for writers: A gift certificate to your local independent bookstore. Good writers are wide readers. Plus, you support a local business! It’s a […]

You Made Yesterday Our Givingest Day

We have no words to describe your generous support of the Network on this year’s Giving Tuesday. OK, that’s not true. We do have words, of course, but this morning, all of them seem either inadequate, or unnecessarily violent: We didn’t just meet our goal, we beat it . . . by a lot. We […]

Where’s the Moon?

Welcome to the final installment of the “Prompt Party!” During The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr, we randomly assigned a genre to rooms of randomly assigned attendees. Then, we gave a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate a 300-year-old werewolf that he finds in the museum archive fault, but […]

Werewolf Rescues Children from Nuclear Jam

During “The Prompt Party” at The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr, we broke up into four separate rooms and randomly assigned a genre to the randomly assigned attendees. Then, we gave a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate a 300-year-old werewolf that he finds in the museum archive fault, […]

The Werewolf You Deserve

Yesterday, we shared one of the responses to the prompt given during “The Prompt Party” at The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr. During the event, participants broke up into four separate rooms and were randomly assigned a genre. Then, they were given a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate […]

Bad Hair Day

During “The Prompt Party” at The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr, we broke up into four separate rooms and randomly assigned a genre to the randomly assigned attendees. Then, we gave a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate a 300-year-old werewolf that he finds in the museum archive fault, […]

Happy Trails, Marsha Warren!

Happy trails to Marsha Warren who will retire as director of the Paul Green Foundation, effective January 1, 2021. “I’ll very much miss helping carry on Paul Green’s life-long work in support of the arts and human rights,” Marsha said in an e-mail. She has served the Paul Green Foundation for thirty years. In 2018, […]

Happy Trails, Frank Stasio and The State of Things

Any time a media outlet shuts down, it hurts. Even more so when it’s a program that believed in the power of the written word; that believed new ideas have value; and that recognized the societal contributions of authors. It’s with no small degree of sadness we’ll say goodbye to The State of Things with […]

The NC Humanities Council Seeks Book Discussion Leaders

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and home of the NC Center for the Book, presents its two-year initiative, “Watershed Moments,” that explores our varied relationships with the environment, culturally and historically, through multiple programs! The NCHC is looking for those who might be interested in being selected as a book discussion leader […]

Celebrate with Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective

On Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 pm EST, the Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective will celebrate their new anthology, All the Songs We Sing: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina African American Writers Collective (Blair, 2020). Members of the collective, including L. Teresa Church, Angela Belcher Epps, Bridgette A. Lacy, and Lenard D. Moore, will […]