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Hendersonville Bookstore Needs New Logo

Since 2010, writers in Western North Carolina have grown to love the purveyor of books formerly known as The Fountainhead Bookstore—officially Novels and Novelties Bookstore as of the end of February. According to the store’s website, the name change was necessary because “Fountainhead” was often misunderstood, presumably by fans of Ayn Rand, who no doubt […]

New Pauli Murray Biography

North Carolina author and activist Pauli Murray was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 1998. Author of the famous autobiography Proud Shoes, which tells the story of her upbringing in Durham, Pauli received a law degree at Howard University, a Masters in Law from the University of California at Berkeley, and […]

Authors: Read This Before You Visit a Book Club

By Alice Osborn, NCWN Board Member and Wake County Regional Rep You’re an author who’s accepted an invitation to appear before the Wonderland Book Club (or another fine book club)—now what? Connecting with your readers through book clubs is a smart marketing strategy. Not only are you going to sell your books, you’re also strengthening […]

The Launch of Charlotte Lit

This weekend, celebrate the launch of the newest member of Charlotte’s arts community, Charlotte Lit: Our mission is to promote a deeper understanding of self, community, and world by inspiring and educating readers, developing and supporting writers, and promoting creative, arts-focused conversations that strengthen and transform our community. On Friday, February 19, at 7:00 pm, […]

Looking Forward to Bookmarks Summer Reading Program

The annual Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors, held on the second Saturday of September, in downtown Winston-Salem, is always one of our favorite events of the year. In 2015, Bookmarks established a Summer Reading Program aimed at connecting young readers with festival authors: Bookmarks Summer Reading Program, now in its second year, helps students, […]

Next on Bookwatch: NC Literary Hall of Fame Inductee Margaret Maron

Don’t miss 2016 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Margaret Maron on UNC-TV’s Bookwatch with D.G. Martin on Sunday at noon. This special episode was filmed back in October, at Bouchercon in Raleigh, when Margaret was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Now Margaret has released the last installment of her twenty-book Deborah Knott […]

Globalize Your Reading with Readux Books

Only about 3 percent of all books published in the United States each year are books in translation. Which, if you don’t happen to be fluent in a language other than English, might make you wonder: how much great literature am I missing out on? Berlin-based Readux Books works to fill a fascinating niche by […]

Members Find Success in 2016 Rash Awards

The Broad River Review hosts the annual Rash Awards in the categories of fiction and poetry. Poetry entries are restricted to five poems, with no more than ten pages total per submission. Fiction entries must be double spaced and no more than 5,000 words. This year, North Carolina writer Aaron Gwyn judged fiction, while Florida […]

15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Civil Rights—march on! That’s the theme of the 15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration happening Saturday, January 30, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Supported in part by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission; PNC; the City of Raleigh, based on recommendation of the Raleigh […]

Poetry Bracketology: Nominations Open!

If you’re a college basketball fan, March really is the month of madness—especially here in North Carolina. Now poets can get in on the action with “Poetry Bracketology,” led by North Carolina Writers’ Network member and teacher Suzanne Baldwin Leitner. Just like the NCAA college basketball tournament, “Poetry Bracketology” takes 64 poems (teams) divided into […]