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Call to Action: Arts Budget Moves to Senate

Take action no later than Thursday, June 4! The House budget is now in the hands of the Senate. A vigorous grassroots response will be essential in convincing the Senate to accept the House recommendation for arts funding which includes: Sustaining current operations and programs of the North Carolina Arts Council Allocating an additional $500,000 […]

Submit!

By Ed Southern The North Carolina Writers’ Network is open to all writers, at all levels of skill and experience, working in all genres, with all manner of goals and aspirations. We say it, and we mean it. Because we mean what we say, we want to explain why we ask registrants for certain programs […]

Amplifying the Voices of Durham Youth

By Austin Evans Durham’s literary future is looking brighter than ever with the advent of Durham Mighty Pen, a new organization dedicated to providing programs for children and adolescents centered on creative writing, publishing, and tutoring. According to its website, the organization exists “because [we] believe critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills—cultivated seamlessly and […]

Stitching North Carolina

Earlier this week, Joy Javits, founder of In the Public Eye: Effective Communication, keyed us into Stitching North Carolina: The 100 County Quilt Project. From her e-mail: During World War II, more young men from North Carolina were rejected from serving in the military because of health reasons than any other state. Not surprisingly, the […]

NBF Announces 2015 Innovations in Reading Prize

The National Book Foundation has announced the honorees for the 2015 Innovations in Reading Prize. Awarded annually since 2007, the prize honors an individual or organization that inspires readers and engages new audiences with literature, and has “supported a diverse range of individuals and organizations working locally, nationally, and internationally to create and sustain a […]

Four Wake Students Place in Phi Beta Kappa Writing Contest

From the press release: RALEIGH – Four outstanding high school students are winners of the annual writing contest sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Wake County. This is the forty-eighth year of the contest, which is open to juniors and seniors in all Wake County high schools, public and private. The contest focuses […]

On May 2, Celebrate Indy Bookstores!

On Saturday, May 2, more than 400 independent bookstores around the country will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Here are some of the parties you’ll find at your local purveyor of books: Asheville Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe Exclusive limited edition books and art pieces for sale, as well as a literary trivia contest hosted by the hilarious Allan […]

NC Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

From our friends at the NC Department of Cultural Resources: The deadline to submit nominations for the 2015 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, has been extended to Friday, May 8, 2015. Please nominate a co-worker, community leader or friend TODAY who has served North Carolina with distinction. This is […]

New Online Forum for Indy Publishing

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses offers services and resources “designed to develop each member’s publishing capacity through increased marketing and organizational skills” and “serves as a nexus of communication, promoting shared learning across the entire field.” To these ends, they’re firing up a new online forum this summer: Front Porch Commons. From the […]

Summer Writing Opportunities for Youths

If you’re a parent staring down the barrel of the impending summer, wondering how you’re going to entertain your child (or children) for three whole months while school’s out, read on. Here are some writing camps you might want to consider. The Great American Writers’ Camp This year marks the 5th birthday of the Great […]