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NCWN-West Hosts “A Day for Writers”

On Saturday, May 6, NCWN-West will host “A Day for Writers” at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., in Sylva. Registration is now open. After morning coffee and a welcome, attendees can choose among workshop offerings that include: “Poetry Workshop” with former NC poet laureate and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn […]

Cave Wall and the Things We Cannot See

In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” bound prisoners, unable to turn their heads, see only shadows cast on the wall of the cave in which they’re being held—shadows created by puppeteers carrying objects back and forth across the diffused light. The question is then raised: when the prisoners talk about what they see, what are […]

Arts and Humanities are Essential for We, the People

To all NCWN members, supporters, and friends— Here we go again. The president’s budget proposal for the federal government’s next fiscal year includes the elimination of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Services (AmeriCorps) and the Corporation for […]

Massive Discount on Nonfiction Writers Conference

The seventh annual Nonfiction Writers Conference runs May 3-5, 2017. And if you’re worried about travel funds: don’t! The entire conference happens via teleseminar. Attend by phone or Skype! The conference has a special offer for NCWN members. Save 33 percent off registration with this code: PARTNER33 Register: http://NonfictionWritersConference.com. Here are the details: The seventh annual […]

Main Street Rag Builds Tight Literary Community

“There is nothing like the smell and feel of paper pulp” claims Main Street Rag. They won’t get any objection from us. And it’s that love for the printed word, for books and magazines as objets d’art, that comes through in each issue of this Charlotte-based literary magazine. Published uniterrupted since 1996, Main Street Rag […]

UNC Research Study on Self-Publishing

Author Erin Ryan, a former member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club and current graduate student in library science and archives/records management at UNC-Chapel Hill, is conducting research for her master’s paper. Her focus? How are self-published books preserved for posterity? What happens to our masterpieces in the long-term? If you have self-published a book, please consider […]

John Balaban Wins George Garrett Award

We’re a bit late passing along our congratulations, but we’re no less thrilled to announce that John Balaban has won the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. John is a professor of English and poet-in-residence at North Carolina State University. The George Garrett Award […]

Nearing 70, The Carolina Quarterly Ages Gracefully

Not a lot of literary magazines—or many endeavors, really—can trace their roots back to before the Civil War. But The Carolina Quarterly, published at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, can point to the year 1844 as the founding of North Carolina University Magazine which, through several iterations during America’s highs and lows, […]

Please Thank Your Representatives

From our friends at ARTS NC: The NC House of Representatives passed HB97, a bill requiring a credit in arts education to be taken anytime in grades 6 – 12, with resounding bipartisan support in a vote of 110 for and 8 against. Essentially the same language as arts ed bills passed by the House […]

By the Light of the moonShine review

“The night’s magic,” sang Van Morrison, “seems to whisper and hush.” moonShine review believes that away from the sun’s harsh glare, “promises are made, bodies come together, words are spoken that can never be taken back—and the creative process thrives.” Founded in 2005 and published in Cabarrus County, moonShine review is a journal of creative […]