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Asheville Wordfest presents Healing the Soul of Appalachia

From our friends at Asheville Wordfest: Asheville—Asheville Wordfest returns April 12-14 for a free-or-by-donation festival celebrating poetry and stories. The theme for festival’s twelfth year is “Healing the Soul of Appalachia.” Maintaining a commitment to multicultural programming, Asheville Wordfest invites audiences and participants to venture deeply into spaces of tension and complexity in search of […]

National Book Awards Open for Submissions

The 2019 National Book Awards are open for submissions, deadline: May 15. All books must be published by U.S. publishers located in the United States between December 1, 2018 and November 30, 2019. For the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature Awards, authors must be U.S. citizens, or if authors are non-U.S. citizens or […]

Take the High Road! (Festival, That Is)

We’ll have an exhibit table at The High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction this weekend—come on out and see us! The festival takes place at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem. On Friday, March 22, at 7:30 pm, Clint McCown and cowboy poet Sean Sexton kick things off at Bookmarks downtown. Saturday offers Master […]

NCWN Members Receive 25% Discount on Nonfiction Writers Conference

The Ninth Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference runs May 8-10, 2019, and here’s the thing: it all happens online! Which, as anyone who’s taken one of our online classes knows, can really be a blessing: no traffic, no risk of bad weather, no need to change out of your pajamas, really, in order to network and […]

PublishDrive Now Offers Amazon Advertising Tool

From our friends at PublishDrive: PublishDrive recently became the first self-publishing platform to integrate Amazon advertising. Last month, PublishDrive introduced a built-in Amazon advertising tool, representing a first in the self-publishing industry. PublishDrive has released an updated version of the tool, which now supports advanced targeting options and is enhanced by proprietary AI technology. Together, […]

Don’t Miss NC Poet Laureate in 2019!

Jaki Shelton Green, a 2014 inductee to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, was installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate in a ceremony on Raleigh on Monday, February 18. Jaki is the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s “ambassador for poetry and the spoken word.” If you’ve […]

Happy Trails, Nancy Trovillion!

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: For more than 30 years, Nancy Trovillion has served as the Deputy Director of the North Carolina Arts Council, and it has been my privilege to work side by side with one of the most talented arts visionaries in the nation. Nancy is not only a […]

David Joy Wins Southern Book Prize in Fiction

A North Carolina author has won the 2019 Southern Book Prize in Fiction. David Joy of western North Carolina won the prize in Fiction for The Line That Held Us (Putnam & Sons). Bookmarks in Winston-Salem had this to say about it: “With the Southern grit of Daniel Woodrell and the rich Appalachian cadence of Ron Rash, David Joy […]

Cold Mountain Review Offers Readers Chance to Vote their Favorites

Publishing a heady blend of “cosmopolitan bioregionalism,” Cold Mountain Review offers its readers poetry and prose, interviews and visual art, twice a year. CMR is running its First Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers can vote for their favorite poem, story, essay, and work of art from the Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 issues. The […]

In 2019, Professional Development Opportunities Abound

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will host a one-day Career Development Workshop for Writers, presented by Creative Capital, on Saturday, March 30, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Register here. Creative Capital’s intensive one-day Career Development Workshop will cover strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations and […]