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Additional Hotel Options for Fall Conference

We just got word that the block of rooms at the Fall Conference hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, is full–or almost. If you haven’t yet booked your room, you can go ahead and try to do so at the conference venue using this link. If you find the hotel is full, there are plenty […]

See you at the NCPS Meeting in Southern Pines!

We’re looking forward to the annual meeting of the North Carolina Poetry Society on Saturday, September 14, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines! NCWN Communications Director Charles Fiore will introduce the winner and finalists of the 2019 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. Alan Michael Parker, Annie Woodford, Michael Boccardo, Sandra […]

Another “Call for Personal Stories” Follows Success of Anthologies Bearing Up, Exploring

By Randell Jones The Personal Story Publishing Project (PSPP) announces the theme for its new “Call for Personal Stories” for its 2020 anthology. North Carolina writers are especially sought and welcomed by December 15. “That Southern Thing” The theme for the PSPP-2020 is “that Southern thing,” personal stories about “living, loving, laughing, loathing, leaving the […]

Oxford American Unveils Stylish New Look

With its Fall, 2019, issue, Oxford American, arguably the premier glossy publication of the South, unveiled a new look: Featuring an updated cover design, new fonts, and a higher page count to accommodate more fine art and photography, the magazine has been redesigned to create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for readers. Highlights include […]

Come Hell or High Water, We’ll See You at Bookmarks!

Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors kicks-off today and runs through the weekend, rain or shine. Saturday’s events are all FREE and feature over fifty authors with another sixty-plus exhibitors, including us! We’ll have an exhibitor’s table, Booth 19, near the corner of Holly and Spruce St, so please do come by and say hello. […]

SIBA Executive Director to Retire after 30 Years

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance announced yesterday, September 3, that Executive Director Wanda Jewell will retire in June, 2020. Wanda says that “Serving as SIBA’s executive director for the past 30 years has been the honor of my life.” “I am so proud of all we […]

Greensboro Kicks-Off “One City, One Book”

This Saturday, August 24, the Greensboro Public Library will kick off “One City, One Book,” a city-wide initiative to get Greensboro residents reading the same book: Trevor Noah’s Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The Kick-Off party happens at 6:30 pm at the Greensboro History Museum. Osha Gray Davidson, author of The […]

Quail Ridge Books Turning 35

Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh is fast-approaching their thirty-fifth birthday. They’ve been in a reminiscing kind of mood lately, and sent out the following via their newsletter: Do you have any photos from QRB over the years: book signings, parties, storytimes, or anything else? Are there any QRB stories you would like to share? Please […]

Lauren Groff Selects Winner of Hub City Press’ C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize

From our friends at Hub City Press: Hub City Writers Project is pleased to announce that Ashleigh Bryant Phillips of Woodland, North Carolina, has won the 2019 C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize for her collection, Sleepovers. The Curtis Prize is awarded to an emerging Southern writer, and Phillips will receive $10,000 and publication […]

2020 Piedmont Laureate Applications Open

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County announce the opening of the application process for the position of Piedmont Laureate for 2020. For the 2020 cycle, applications will be accepted from writers of plays, musicals and screenplays (for film, television […]