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Keep Politics Out of Nonprofits

From our friends at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: Congress is seriously considering legislation to repeal or significantly weaken the longstanding law that requires 501(c)(3) nonprofits to be nonpartisan (sometimes called the “Johnson Amendment”). Politicizing 501(c)(3) organizations would damage the public’s trust in the work of nonprofits and would take money away from nonprofits’ […]

If It Ain’t Pembroke, Fix It

Judging from Pembroke Magazine’s recent “Where in the World?” blog postings, readers are enjoying the new issue #49—one of the largest volumes to date—pretty much everywhere: while flying kites, while enjoying a plate of jumbalaya, at Lum and Abner Jot ‘Em Down Store & Museum in Pine Ridge Arkansas, among many other locales and while […]

WCU Hosts Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series

From our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: Western North Carolina poets participating in the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series (GCDPS) will be reading their work at the 15th Annual Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on April 3, 12:00–1:00 pm. Participating poets include Pat Riviere-Seel, the region’s Distinguished Poet for 2016-2017, […]

Summer Writing Opportunities for Youth

Looking for a way to get your kid(s) writing this summer? Here are a few writing camps for youths happening around the Tar Heel State: The Great American Writers’ Camp Ages: Grades 4-6 Dates: July 24-29 Location: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem Info/Register: http://thegawc.weebly.com Established in 2011, The Great American Writers’ Camp is back again with […]

NCWN-West Hosts “A Day for Writers”

On Saturday, May 6, NCWN-West will host “A Day for Writers” at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., in Sylva. Registration is now open. After morning coffee and a welcome, attendees can choose among workshop offerings that include: “Poetry Workshop” with former NC poet laureate and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn […]

Cave Wall and the Things We Cannot See

In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” bound prisoners, unable to turn their heads, see only shadows cast on the wall of the cave in which they’re being held—shadows created by puppeteers carrying objects back and forth across the diffused light. The question is then raised: when the prisoners talk about what they see, what are […]

Arts and Humanities are Essential for We, the People

To all NCWN members, supporters, and friends— Here we go again. The president’s budget proposal for the federal government’s next fiscal year includes the elimination of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Services (AmeriCorps) and the Corporation for […]

Massive Discount on Nonfiction Writers Conference

The seventh annual Nonfiction Writers Conference runs May 3-5, 2017. And if you’re worried about travel funds: don’t! The entire conference happens via teleseminar. Attend by phone or Skype! The conference has a special offer for NCWN members. Save 33 percent off registration with this code: PARTNER33 Register: http://NonfictionWritersConference.com. Here are the details: The seventh annual […]

Main Street Rag Builds Tight Literary Community

“There is nothing like the smell and feel of paper pulp” claims Main Street Rag. They won’t get any objection from us. And it’s that love for the printed word, for books and magazines as objets d’art, that comes through in each issue of this Charlotte-based literary magazine. Published uniterrupted since 1996, Main Street Rag […]

UNC Research Study on Self-Publishing

Author Erin Ryan, a former member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club and current graduate student in library science and archives/records management at UNC-Chapel Hill, is conducting research for her master’s paper. Her focus? How are self-published books preserved for posterity? What happens to our masterpieces in the long-term? If you have self-published a book, please consider […]