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Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day!

  Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day. Who’s ready to paaaaarty? Always held on the last Saturday of the month in April, Independent Bookstore Day: is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country….Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. […]

Poem in Your Pocket Day

This is the first we’ve heard of this holiday, but it sounds fun to us: Thursday, April 26, is “National Poem in Your Pocket Day.” Part of National Poetry Month, Poem in Your Pocket Day encourages literati to “select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, […]

NCWN’s Spring Conference in the News

As big-league pitcher Dizzy Dean is said to have quipped, “It ain’t braggin’ if you can back it up.” So we feel okay about sharing our news this week that we have set an attendance record for our upcoming Spring Conference on Saturday, April 21. 161 registrants, at least, will join us on the campus […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: P. III

Over the past week or so we’ve been introducing the exhibitors who’ll be staffing booths at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference. The exhibit hall is a great opportunity to get a jump on your summer reading, buy some books and literary journals, and shop local. It’s also the ideal time to chat […]

Sip, Savor, Enjoy: McFarland & Company

The northwestern corner of North Carolina, near the Tennessee and Virginia borders, is home to one of the leading nonfiction publishers in the United States: McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers. Producing 400 new titles each year (with a backlist of more than 6,000), McFarland is especially revered for its serious works in such popular fields […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part II

Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference ends Sunday, April 15. In the meantime, we’ll be highlighting our exhibitors. The exhibit hall is a great chance to truly shop local and stock up on your summer reading material! We highlighted four exhibitors last week here. Here are four more: Bull City Press: […]

The Spring 2018 Okra Picks

Our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have released their Spring, 2018, Okra Picks, “a season’s worth of delicious reading with a Southern flavor.” There’s a new novel from North Carolina author Charles Frazier (Varina, dedicated to Nancy Olson, the founder and former longtime owner of Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh); Country Dark, the […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part I

At the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference, April 21 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the exhibit hall is open pretty much all day, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. There, publishers and literary organizations from around the state will sell books and other literary treasures. Not only is this a great […]

Impacting the Community: Jacar Press

Jacar Press defines themselves as a “Community-Active Literary Press.” This clearly defined purpose influences all their decisions, from which authors to publish to where the proceeds go. For example, their newest title, Yes, We Be by Patrick Howell, is an “integrated-design poetry book that connects with the Black Arts Movement, Harlem Renaissance, and Afro-Futurism. Proceeds will […]

New Resources and New Markets for Writers

There are good things brewing, literarily speaking, in Logansport, Louisiana. The Cahaba River Literary Journal is now under new ownership. They publish prose between 1,000-2,000 words and poetry up to thirty lines. It’s only $35 a year to subscribe (six issues), and now through June 1, every subscriber gets a free edit or critique of […]