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Seeking Students: Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series

From our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series (GCDPS) is seeking four student poets to be mentored by Distinguished Poet (DP) Pat Riviere-Seel in 2016-2017. The series, a free program of the North Carolina Poetry Society, pairs an established North Carolina poet with four newer writers who wish to […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

For the past two weeks, we’ve been rolling out introductions for the exhibitors who’ll join us for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference, November 4-6, in Raleigh. If you missed part 1 or part 2, follow the links! Here’s who else will be there: Prospective Press is an avid independent publisher, connecting readers […]

Win Free Books for the Rest of Your Life. Seriously.

Poet Terry Kennedy passed this story along through Twitter earlier this week and we just had to share. Because the prize for this competition—one free book a month for the rest of our lives—is basically among our top three fantasies, along with world peace and having membership numbers in the tens of thousands. London’s Heywood […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 2

Last week we introduced five exhibitors who’ll be at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference, November 4-6, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Among its many programs, Fall Conference offers an exhibit hall packed with vendors, offering attendees a great opportunity to chat with industry insiders in a laid-back environment. Registration is now […]

It’s Banned Books Week!

September 25 – October 1 is Banned Books Week, “a celebration of writing that has been challenged by would-be censors.” It’s a good time for us readers to let our hair down and flash our rebellious side, maybe by doing something daring like reading a “filthy trashy sex novel” such as John Knowles’ A Separate […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference runs November 4-6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, in Raleigh. As part of a full weekend of courses, readings, panels, and more, we offer an exhibit hall packed with vendors representing some of the best and brightest literary organizations, publications, and retailers North Carolina has to […]

SIBA Was…

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 […]