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September 6 is National Read a Book Day

You can make the argument that every day is “Read a Book Day,” because, as writers, we need to be constantly reading both inside and outside of our chosen genre(s). But today, you can really let your freak flag fly and read books in public without shame: it’s “National Read a Book Day.” While this […]

NCWN at Bookmarks on September 9

For staffers here at the Network, the second Saturday in September marks the unnofficial beginning of Fall. For years now, we’ve had a booth at Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors. Memories abound. There was the afternoon tempest that washed away all the exhibitor booths several years ago. There was blinding heat, last year, which […]

Announcing Recipients of NCAC Artist Fellowship Awards

The North Carolina Arts Council has announced the recipients of the 2017–2018 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award in the categories of literature, musical composition, and songwriting. These nineteen artists will receive $10,000 to support creative development and the creation of new work. In the interest of space, we’ll list the literary recipients below, […]

The Sun: Independent, Reader-Supported

The Sun, produced in Chapel Hill, recently published its 500th issue (August, 2017). Inside, they devoted “more than half our pages” to excerpts from the archives—as much to offer up historical perspective on the current divisions in our country as to showcase its long tradition of excellence. The response was so overwhelmingly positive, this special […]

The Only Constant Is Change for Change Seven

When it comes to literary journals, North Carolina has an embarrassment of riches. Each publication offers a different point of view, a different aesthetic, and chases different aims, yet each and every one strives for, and largely maintains, widely recognized standards of excellence. Founded in 2015, Change Seven is a recent addition to the literary […]

The Read on WNC

If you’re at all interested in the literature, history, and social issues of Western North Carolina, you’ll want to check out—and join—The Read on WNC. Founded by Rob Neufeld, longtime columnist for The Asheville Citizen-Times and director of the “Together We Read” program, The Read on WNC offers a virtual community for artists, historians, and cultural connoisseurs. […]

NCWN Statement in Response to Charlottesville

The North Carolina Writers’ Network, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, can advocate for or against particular issues, legislation, or government action. We cannot advocate or campaign for or against candidates for office, elected officials, or political parties. We have been scrupulous in abiding by this restriction, and our membership includes—and is open to—writers who are Republicans, […]

Veterans Writing Workshop Now Accepting Applications

From our friends at The Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project: The Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project will return to the Outer Banks for its 5th anniversary November 4 and 5, 2017. The Dare County Arts Council is now accepting applications for the free, two-day writing workshop, which will be held at UNC Coastal Studies Institute […]

Southern Cultures Refuses Boundaries and Borders

“You won’t find us…penning a single definition of the ‘South,’” claims Southern Cultures. “From Faulkner in Bulgaria to Lebanese in Mississippi, and from teaching Gone with the Wind in Vietnam to the international avant-garde at Black Mountain, we recognize that no border can contain our complex region.” This vision of the South as something larger […]

Crook’s Corner Longlist Announced

From the Crook’s Corner Book Prize press release: CHAPEL HILL—The Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation announces its annual Longlist for best debut novels set in the American South. The $5,000 prize will be presented in January, 2018. Modeled on the prestigious literary prizes given by famous Parisian café s such as the Café de Flore […]