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Mentorships for Student Poets

Applications are now being accepted for students interested in a mentorship through the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series. This program allows students of all ages to be mentored by three distinguished poets from East, West, and Central North Carolina. The mentors each work with a middle-school, high-school, college or university student, and an adult within their […]

You’re Invited: Reception for Lee Smith Novel Prize

Carolina Wren Press hosts the annual Lee Smith Novel Prize honoring New York Times bestselling author and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith. The inaugural winner is Mulberry by Paulette Boudreaux, and CWP will host a reception to celebrate: Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse, […]

All About the Authors

We’re excited to share with you a new online resource for writers: All About the Authors, a “support system for authors housed within a one-stop virtual platform where writers learn about all aspects of book publishing.” They’ve assembled a crack team, including Carin Siegfried (who also serves as a Critiquer for the North Carolina Writers’ […]

Hotel Options for Fall Conference

Please note, the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, site of the NCWN 2015 Fall Conference, has no more guest rooms available. They are currently sold out. However, there are several great hotel options well within walking distance. For starters, this is the Doubletree’s sister property, and you can use the code “NC Writer’s Network” to secure […]

In the Company of Laureates

Like astronauts or living U.S. presidents, poet laureates are a pretty exclusive club. There aren’t that many of them, by nature of the job description—to serve as ambassadors for poetry and literature in their city, state, or nation. On Saturday, October 11, from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts at George […]

Random Acts of Poetry Day

It’s the first Wednesday in October, which means today is Random Acts of Poetry Day: Random Acts of Poetry Day is about painting poetry in the public square, either literally or figuratively. Chalk your poem onto the sidewalk, leave one on a subway seat, pin one onto your local grocery store board. The website Tweet […]

Hug a Teacher Today

Today, Monday, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day. If you know a teacher, say “thanks.” If you’re a bartender, buy a teacher a drink. And let’s all of us take a moment to remember the mentors and teachers who touched our lives. To celebrate,, an automated proofreader billed as “the world’s most accurate grammar […]

Come See Us at Bouchercon 2015

Bouchercon 2015 opens in one week. The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have a booth at the convention, so please come by and say hello. You might have the pleasure of sharing a few laughs with one of our tireless board members who will be around all weekend. Wondering who else is going to be […]

Going Back in Time?

Do you write historical fiction, or do you think you might want to, one day? Then don’t miss Bharti Kirchner’s recent article in The Writer, “Look Back with Historical Fiction.” Kirchner offers five things to keep in mind while casting your writerly eye back in time. 1. Why historical? “You don’t have to be an […]

Music for the Prose

Words and music are as natural a pairing as cucumbers and gin. Which makes us wonder why more people aren’t doing what the producers behind Music for the Prose have stirred up: setting original musical scores to famous works of poetry or verse. Composer and conductor Daniela Candillari and theatre and film actress Kelli Ruttle […]