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By Ed Southern The 2016 SIBA Discovery Show was a success for the NCWN members who had their titles on our display table. Various booksellers picked up at least one sample copy of every title, and some titles were gone by the end of the show. Here’s hoping that those copies are read, and enjoyed, […]

NCAC Artist Fellowships

The North Carolina Arts Council is now accepting applications for Artists Fellowships. Songwriters, composers, and writers are encouraged to apply. The deadline is November 1. Fellowships are awards of merit to individual artists to recognize excellence, as evidenced in a recent body of work. These unrestricted $10,000 grants are intended to allow artists to continue […]

See Us at Bookmarks Tomorrow!

The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have an exhibitor’s booth at tomorrow’s Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors in downtown Winston-Salem. Come out and say hello! The Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors features more than forty authors in a full weekend of readings, panels, booksignings, tons of exhibitors, and a kid-friendly area for families. […]

Pitch Your Book on #PitMad

Ok, all you tweeters. Circle Thursday, September 8, on your calendar. That’s the next #PitMad event, a chance for you to pitch your book to agents (and sometimes, editors) over Twitter, all in 140 characters or less! Over the course of twelve hours, authors make their best pitches and agents respond, either by tweeting themselves […]

St. Andrews Welcomes Black Mountain College Festival

In the more than half-century since it closed in 1956, Black Mountain College, an experimental college once located in the western North Carolina mountains, has taken on the stuff of myth and legend. Founded on the heels of “the closing of the Bauhaus by the Nazis, and the beginning of the persecution of artists and […]

New Website for NC Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council launched a new website this month: Graphic-based, efficient, and modern, the new site highlights favorite programs through a slideshow on the home page and offers easy access to other features through a drop-down menu up top. The site and the new A+Schools website are mobile friendly and were designed […]

Joseph Bathanti Receives North Carolina Award

Former North Carolina poet laureate Joseph Bathanti has received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the highest civilian honor in the state. A longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and a familiar face at Network events (he was most recently the featured guest at Saturday’s Fall Conference luncheon, in 2014), Bathanti is the […]

Greensboro’s Visual Poetry Project

Between now and November, in downtown Greensboro, poetry lovers can take a self-guided walking tour and see eleven different sculptures that have been created in response to poems. Sponsored by the Writers’ Group of the Triad, The Visual Poetry Project paired eleven poets with eleven different artists in the ekphrastic tradition: Sculptures are generally located […]


There’s a theory of movie-making, espoused (if not invented) by t.v. and film critic Chris Ryan, that if you “put dope actors in your movie,” your movie will be good. That seems to be the running theory behind Genius, out this summer, which follows the story of American Southern writer Thomas Wolfe and his connections […]

Sally Buckner Receives The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

This Thursday, August 11, Sally Buckner will be honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina is The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that […]