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NCWN at NC Rural Assembly This Week

If you’re heading to the North Carolina Rural Assembly this week, in Raleigh, be sure to swing through the exhibit hall and stop by our table. Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, will lead the breakout session “(Re)Writing the Rural Narrative” at 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 21. Other special guests […]

Find the Best Writing Degree Program for You

If you or someone in your family is looking to enter a professional field that requires excellent writing skills—be it as an editor, a journalist, a published novelist, or anything else you can dream up—a degree program may be your next, best step. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some help choosing the best program? […]

Marty Silverthorne, RIP

It was with great sadness that we learned the news of Marty Silverthorne’s passing on November 7. Marty was a poet, a champion of writers, and a longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network who was around for the Network’s inception in 1985. Marty (1957-2019) was the author of seven poetry chapbooks, including Naming […]

Ever Thought about Ghostwriting? Here’s Your Chance…

From our friends at LifeBook Limited: LifeBook Limited is the world’s leading producer of private autobiographies, with hundreds of completed projects and constant new commissions from across the globe each day. Our wholly owned US subsidiary, Private Autobiography Service, Inc. (based in Crown Point, Indiana), is looking for American ghostwriters to help us expand our […]

Fall Conference in the News

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference kicks-off tomorrow, and we’ve been all over the news. If you’re already registered, then you can keep getting excited, because you’re part of something big! If you haven’t pre-registered, don’t worry, you can register on-site starting at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 8, at the Doubletree by […]

It’s Not Too Late to Jump Aboard NaNoWriMo!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where would-be novelists around the world commit to writing 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. A 501(c)(3) non-profit that has become an international phenomenon, NaNoWriMo values “enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline…for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” At www.nanowrimo.org, users create accounts where […]

Coming to Fall Conference? Don’t Forget the “App”

If you’re coming to the NCWN 2019 Fall Conference this weekend, you may want to take a moment and direct your mobile device or tablet to: www.NCWNFallConference.com There, you’ll find the Fall Conference “app,” with the weekend’s schedule, a list of exhibitors and sponsors, logistics, and more. Bookmark the site on your device for easy […]

Introducing the Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part IV

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been introducing the exhibitors who will join us on-site at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference, November 8-10, at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore. Pre-registration ends November 1. If you missed previous installments, you can catch up here: Part I | Part II | Part III […]

Rob Neufeld, RIP

The literary community lost a longtime friend and supporter this week with the passing of Rob Neufeld. The beloved author and historian was sixty-five. A veteran columnist for The Asheville Citizen-Times, Rob continued writing his “Visiting the Past” column up until the week he died. He was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2018 […]

PEN America Announces Writing for Justice Fellows

PEN America has announed their 2019-2020 Writing for Justice Fellows. These fellowships commission written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate. The eight fellows will be individually paired with a member of the Advisory Board for work on a specific project. Proposed projects include a book-length […]