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Blue Ridge Books Has Moved!

We’re about to hit the crush of the holiday season, when bookstores—and all retailers, really—do the majority of their year’s business. If you’re out in Western North Carolina and planning to buy some books, this is just a heads up that Blue Ridge Books has moved to a new location, official as of last week! […]

Firefly Helps Women Heal by Finding their Voice

For years, LaVenson Press Studios, in Hillsborough, has offered “women and young women writing workshops that instill emotional, and psychological truth in their writing.” Founded by Zelda Lockhart, the 2010 Piedmont Laureate, LaVenson Press Studios helps women use writing as a mode of healing and a way to celebrate their natural gifts. Firefly Ridge Literary […]

In the Company of Laureates

This past October, state poet laureates of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and of course, North Carolina—among other noted poets—gathered for “In the Company of Laureates,” an hours-long celebration of poetry at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus in Manassas, VA. Hosted by the Poetry […]

How to Recognize, and Avoid, Plagiarism

For a writer, there is perhaps no worse crime than plagiarism. The “practice of stealing someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own” is unfortunately not uncommon, from high-school students to New York Times bestsellers. Young writers, though, are especially vulnerable to plagiarism simply given the enormous amount of information freely […]

Snapdragon Offers Healing and Direction for Our Creative Powers

In healing tradition, the snapdragon flower helps redirect creative power into more culturally appropriate endeavors, easing physical ailments such as mouth and jaw tension, grinding teeth, and oral fixations. Snapdragon: a Journal of Art & Healing, offers a platform for self-expression and the healing of the soul. Through poetry and prose, the journal hopes to […]

Help Build the First Bookstore for Women in Southeast NC

If you came to Fall Conference, you probably met our friends from Athenian Press & Workshops. They’ve got a real vision: to open the first bookstore and resource center for women and femme writers in the Southeast United States. They want to open it in North Carolina, because our state is a diverse state, both […]

Poetry in Plain Sight Is Back and Broader than Ever

After a brief hiatus, Poetry in Plain Sight has returned in expanded form! Poetry in Plain Sight, initially a prorgram of the Winston-Salem Writers and now in collaboration with the North Carolina Poetry Society, features “North Carolina poets and their poetry in street-visible locations.” Select poems are laid out on beautifully designed posters. These prints […]

Follow South 85 for Rare Finds, Hidden Gems

South 85 Journal, published by the Low-Residency MFA Program at Converse College, encourages us “write like mad.” If it’s good, they’ll want to see it. Founded in 2012, this online literary journal blends excellent writing and design with an eye toward expanding its multimedia presence; it recently launched a YouTube channel with videos of readings […]

NCWN Members Get Discount on FNWC Registration

The virtual Fall Nonfiction Writers Conference happens November 9-10, and we’ve got a special offer only for members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network: 33 percent off registration! Just use the discount code “PARTNER33” at checkout to receive a 33 percent discount on registration. This event is completely virtual. Eight carefully selected speakers will deliver […]

Margaret D. Bauer Wins NC Award for Literature

North Carolina Writers’ Network trustee Margaret D. Bauer has been awarded a North Carolina Award for Literature. She and the other 2017 winners will be honored in a ceremony in Raleigh on November 9. Established by the General Assembly in 1961, the North Carolina Award is the highest civilian honor given by the state. Presented […]