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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 […]

Spring Conference Media Coverage

If you’re going to join us on Saturday at Spring Conference, that’s proof you haven’t been living under a rock these past few months. Because the North Carolina Writers’ Network has been in the news, a whole bunch, showcasing our award-winning Executive Director, our talented faculty, and extensive programming dedicated to serving writers at all […]

North Carolina Authors among SIBA Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2015 SIBA Book Award, which recognizes “great southern literature from the last year.” Included among the finalists are NCWN member and Wilmington resident Wiley Cash, author of This Dark Road to Mercy, which was nominated in the Fiction category. Also nominated in the Fiction […]

We’re Saving You a Seat at Spring Conference

Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Spring Conference closes Sunday, April 12. If you’ve already registered, thank you! If you’re planning on joining us but haven’t yet registered, here’s the deal. Registration has moved at an unprecedented clip, and classes have filled up fast. However, there are still spots open in the following […]