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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 […]

Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part 2

On Thursday, we introduced six exhibitors who’ll be joining us for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Spring Conference, April 18 at UNCG. Here’s who else will be there: Since 1932, the North Carolina Poetry Society has existed as an all-volunteer organization especially for poets and friends of poetry. We now have approximately 370 members […]

Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Spring Conference happens Saturday, April 18, in the MHRA Building at UNCG. Along with a full slate of workshops and readings in several genres, Lunch with an Author, and an open mic for conference participants, Spring Conference also offers an exhibit hall packed with vendors representing some of the […]

NC Arts Council Needs Your Input

North Carolina is an “affordable, livable, artist-friendly state,” thanks in no small part to a plan laid out more than forty years ago by the North Carolina Arts Council: After decades of vigorous work, experimentation, and refinement, our state‚Äôs arts infrastructure reaches into all 100 counties through one of the most highly developed and effective […]