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Boost in Arts Funding Benefits all 100 NC Counties

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Raleigh—The new budget signed by Governor Pat McCrory will allow the North Carolina Arts Council to support an extensive arts infrastructure across North Carolina, including arts programs in all 100 counties funded through the Grassroots Arts Program, with more than $7.1 million […]

For the Advancement of Indigenous Cultures

Throughout the country, Native organizations face the challenge of preserving the culture and stories of the indigenous communities they’ve been created to serve. None more so than the Cherokee, whose Trail of Tears began in Western North Carolina. The pressures these Native populations face, both in terms of economics and culture, are very real. The […]

Let the NC Literary Map Be Your Guide

If you’ve been to a Network conference in the past few years, then you’ve likely chatted with a representative from the North Carolina Literary Map. They’ve been an exciting and constant presence in our exhibit hall since their founding in 2010. In the last six years, they’ve developed a unique program that has positioned them […]

John G. Hartness Wins Manly Wade Wellman Award

Last week we listed the nominees for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award, and in a bit of prescience, displayed the cover of John G. Hartness’ Raising Hell, for no good reason other than we like John and thought his cover looked pretty cool. We could have just as easily featured a different front cover—but […]

A Music for the Prose Trifecta

At the North Carolina Writers’ Network, we live to help writers improve their craft, find outlets for their work, and promote those works once they’re released into the world. So we couldn’t be happier to announce that all three writers chosen for the first-ever “Contemporary Series” produced by Music for the Prose are longtime friends […]

Quail Ridge Books Grand Re-Opening!

From our friends at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh: Quail Ridge Books has a new home! Raleigh’s nationally celebrated independent bookstore opens in its new location in the Lassiter District of North Hills on July 23-24 with a two-day party, complete with games, prizes, and special author events. QRB, recently voted 2016 Best Bookstore in […]

Manly Wade Wellman Award Nominees

This weekend, The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation will announce the winner of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy at Con-Gregate, a sci-fi and fantasy convention held in High Point. The Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy covers science fiction and fantasy novels […]

A Cautionary Tale

When writers think of networking, after they choke back the swell of panic over the thought of leaving their writing desk and venturing out into public for a change, they often imagine doing so in order to share publishing opportunities and media connections, to help one another find success. But there’s another, equally important benefit […]

Take a Moment to Thank Your State Government

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: As the NC General Assembly closes up shop for the 2015-2017 Biennium Session, we turn our attention to you, our stalwart advocates, to express our admiration and respect for your diligent, intelligent, and passionate arts advocacy that carried the day for our industry. Counting the $500,000 increase in […]

Incoming! Freshmen Reading

Summer’s a good time to catch up on your reading. Libraries hold contests to see how many books kids can read each week, and a glance around the local pool or the beach reveals plenty of people turning pages of books or electronic devices. Most colleges and university’s assign a Common Reading Book to incoming […]