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Michael McFee Among Recipients of NC Award

On Friday, November 16, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will present the 2018 NC Awards in a ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center. The ceremony begins at 7:00 pm; tickets are still available here. The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians. The 2018 honorees are […]

Vote for Our Fall Conference!

The Writer magazine is on a “hunt” to find their readers’ favorite writing conferences across the U.S. Because we have no shame, we’re just going to come on out and ask: will you vote for the North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Fall Conference? To vote, click here. If you’ve been to a Fall Conference and […]

The Best Way to Thank Us

By Ed Southern, Executive Director North Carolina Writers’ Network More than 200 of you came to our 2018 Fall Conference this past weekend, and we thank you for that. Most of you 200 approached me, Charles, or Deonna during the conference—or sent us an e-mail afterwards—thanking us for a weekend that you found stimulating, if […]

Fall Conference App Ready to Roll

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Fall Conference runs November 2-4 in Charlotte—which means we open in just a few days! We’ve developed an “app” to help you better navigate the conference and enjoy all the programs. We say “app” because you don’t need to download anything to you phone. Instead, simply visit: www.ncwnfallconference.com from […]

New Date Announced for NC Poet Laureate Installation

Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as the new North Carolina Poet Laureate on Monday, December 10, at 4:00 pm. The event takes place at the State Capitol, 1 East Edenton St., in Raleigh. Seating begins at 3:30 pm, and the program will start at 4:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Please note that […]

Hotel Options Abound for Fall Conference

There are no more rooms available at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, the site of the 2018 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference, November 2-4. However, there are nearby hotel options to fit a variety of price points. Please note, rates vary, and may be different from what we list below. Across the street from […]

Celebrating Our Voices – Saturday!

On Saturday, October 27, beginning at 9:00 am, North Carolina Central University in Durham will host Celebrating Our Voices: Black Children’s Literature Symposium and Book Festival. The North Carolina Writers’ Network is proud to be a sponsor of this day-long event that is free and open to the public. The morning will offer speakers and […]

Promoting a Book and Achieving Humiliation

By Barry S. Brown My book, having been written and published, was ready to be promoted. I eagerly anticipated the opportunity to spread the word, bringing joy to some number of heretofore empty lives, and making some serious coin in the process. I felt myself ready for the initiative. My website was up, a Facebook […]

Visit Us at West End Poetry Festival

One thing about the West End Poetry Festival, happening this weekend in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, is that they put together an incredible lineup of poets, year after year. In past years, we’ve admired from afar. But this year, we decided we were tired of missing out on all the fun, so we’ll have an […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 4

So, here’s a little secret. When you’re an exhibitor, there’s often a lot of downtime. Over the course of a full weekend, sure, you end up talking to a ton of people, but there’s a fair amount of time spent standing around, too. Gets to be, sometimes, you’ll talk to anybody about anything, just for […]