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Why You Need an Author Website

You hear it from all corners, really: authors need their own personal website. True, not every author has one, including some really famous ones. So in this day of Facebook author pages and Instagram accounts, is an author website even necessary? Donna Talarico answers this question at length on The Writer magazine website. Before we […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 4

Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference closes Friday, October 28. If you haven’t signed up, go ahead and do that now. We’ll wait. Are you back? Great! Over the past few weeks we’ve been introducing the vendors who’ll be at the conference: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Now, […]

Donate Children’s Books to Hurricane Matthew Victims

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Raleigh—While many household items and family treasures have been lost to Hurricane Matthew, books can help children of all ages escape for a bit from the storm’s tremendous devastation. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, in partnership with the North […]

Seeking Students: Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series

From our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series (GCDPS) is seeking four student poets to be mentored by Distinguished Poet (DP) Pat Riviere-Seel in 2016-2017. The series, a free program of the North Carolina Poetry Society, pairs an established North Carolina poet with four newer writers who wish to […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

For the past two weeks, we’ve been rolling out introductions for the exhibitors who’ll join us for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference, November 4-6, in Raleigh. If you missed part 1 or part 2, follow the links! Here’s who else will be there: Prospective Press is an avid independent publisher, connecting readers […]

Win Free Books for the Rest of Your Life. Seriously.

Poet Terry Kennedy passed this story along through Twitter earlier this week and we just had to share. Because the prize for this competition—one free book a month for the rest of our lives—is basically among our top three fantasies, along with world peace and having membership numbers in the tens of thousands. London’s Heywood […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 2

Last week we introduced five exhibitors who’ll be at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference, November 4-6, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Among its many programs, Fall Conference offers an exhibit hall packed with vendors, offering attendees a great opportunity to chat with industry insiders in a laid-back environment. Registration is now […]

It’s Banned Books Week!

September 25 – October 1 is Banned Books Week, “a celebration of writing that has been challenged by would-be censors.” It’s a good time for us readers to let our hair down and flash our rebellious side, maybe by doing something daring like reading a “filthy trashy sex novel” such as John Knowles’ A Separate […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference runs November 4-6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, in Raleigh. As part of a full weekend of courses, readings, panels, and more, we offer an exhibit hall packed with vendors representing some of the best and brightest literary organizations, publications, and retailers North Carolina has to […]


By Ed Southern The 2016 SIBA Discovery Show was a success for the NCWN members who had their titles on our display table. Various booksellers picked up at least one sample copy of every title, and some titles were gone by the end of the show. Here’s hoping that those copies are read, and enjoyed, […]