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Jaki Shelton Green Receives Caldwell Award

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded Jaki Shelton Green the 2019 John Tyler Campbell Award for the Humanities, the council’s highest honor. The Caldwell Award will recognize Green for her lifelong achievements as a teacher, humanities advocate and ambassador for poetry and the spoken word in North Carolina. Jaki Shelton Green is the current […]

RIP Leon Hinton

Longtime NCWN member Leon Hinton, of Burlington, passed away on Monday, May 20. He was 92. According to Mamie Potter, Leon was “instrumental in getting the Network started and [was] part of the conferences” going back to the 1980s. From his obituary in Burlington’s Times-News: Mr. Hinton recently published a book entitled Soap Box. He […]

CALL TO ACTION: Contact your NC Senator about the House Budget 

By Ed Southern, Executive Director,  NCWN Our friends at ARTS North Carolina have issued this Call to Action: The NC House of Representatives have approved their budget for the 2019-2021 Biennium and sent it to the Senate for consideration. As the Senate works through their budget, we want you to be aware of arts related funding […]

How to Merge Your Amazon and KDP Accounts

If you’ve published a book through Amazon’s CreateSpace and / or Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), then you no doubt noticed last fall when Amazon announced they were merging the two publishing arms. Prior to this merger, an author worked through CreateSpace to publish hardcopies of their books and through KDP to offer electronic versions. This […]

Kauai Writers Conference – Special Offer

The Kauai Writers Conference approached us with a special offer, so we wanted to share it with you. This conference offers more than forty workshops in the Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Bay in Lihue, Kauai. The conference runs November 4-9. There are classes, pitch sessions, and, for the first time ever, a Writers Group […]

NCWN Members Recognized by Carolina Woman Magazine

For the past few years, the North Carolina Writers’ Network has sponsored one of the prizes for the Carolina Woman Writing Contest. This contest recognizes fine writing across genres by female authors. We take care to include this contest in our Opportunities listings, and we are beyond thrilled when one of our members sees the […]

PMO Wraps A Poem a Day

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out has for years met on the second third Saturday of the month at various locations in Pittsboro. Faciliated by NCWN trustee and Chatham-Lee counties regional rep Al Manning, this stalwart group welcomes frequent speakers on various topics on the craft and business of writing and supports one another in the writing […]

Charlotte Strong

Just six months ago, our friends at UNC Charlotte invited the Network onto their campus for our Pre-Conference Tailgate. Our 2018 Fall Conference took place just the other side of North Tryon Street. This morning we join with those friends in shock, horror, and outrage, after two people lost their lives to yet another mass […]

The 2019 Pulitzer Winners

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. There are way too many to list here, so for a full run-down, you’ll want to dash on over to the official website. But we did want to share with you some highlights. FICTION The Overstory by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton) An ingeniously structured narrative that branches […]

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Local Bookstores in the Piedmont

By Bridgette A. Lacy Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Independent Booksellers of Piedmont North Carolina (IBOP*NC), a group of twelve independent bookstores located in the Piedmont area, will have special events and limited edition items donated by […]