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Helping Western North Carolina

At the Fall Conference the first week of November, we asked for your donations to help North Carolinians affected by floods in the eastern part of the state. This last week of November, we’re asking for your donations to help North Carolinians affected by fires in our western mountains, as well as in the mountains […]

Give to the Network on Giving Tuesday

If you are in a giving mood on this Giving Tuesday, we hope you will give to the North Carolina Writers’ Network. After all, the Network has given a great deal to a great many writers in 2016: Maybe you were one of the hundreds of writers who came to our Spring Conference in Greensboro, […]

NaNoWriMo Arrives

We’ve flipped the calendar to November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month. Would-be novelists the world over have set themselves word-count goals in order to finish a rough draft of a novel-length manuscript by month’s end. To help with that, venues are hosting NaNoWriMo events where you can pull up a chair and get […]

Natural Disaster Resources for the Arts

North Carolina Arts Council Executive Director Wayne Martin sent an e-mail in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, offering resources for artists and arts organizations should a natural disaster strike. We wanted to pass it along: Hurricane Matthew hit our state last weekend and the torrential rain that fell continues to cause massive flooding in many […]

Hotel Options Near Fall Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference runs November 4-6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. While there are no more rooms available at the venue site, here are some nearby options, all less than one mile away from the conference: La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Crabtree, $75 a night, 0.8 miles to […]

Why You Need an Author Website

You hear it from all corners, really: authors need their own personal website. True, not every author has one, including some really famous ones. So in this day of Facebook author pages and Instagram accounts, is an author website even necessary? Donna Talarico answers this question at length on The Writer magazine website. Before we […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 4

Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference closes Friday, October 28. If you haven’t signed up, go ahead and do that now. We’ll wait. Are you back? Great! Over the past few weeks we’ve been introducing the vendors who’ll be at the conference: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Now, […]

Donate Children’s Books to Hurricane Matthew Victims

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Raleigh—While many household items and family treasures have been lost to Hurricane Matthew, books can help children of all ages escape for a bit from the storm’s tremendous devastation. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, in partnership with the North […]

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 […]