Skip to content

Category Archives: Uncategorized

Come See Us at Bouchercon 2015

Bouchercon 2015 opens in one week. The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have a booth at the convention, so please come by and say hello. You might have the pleasure of sharing a few laughs with one of our tireless board members who will be around all weekend. Wondering who else is going to be […]

Going Back in Time?

Do you write historical fiction, or do you think you might want to, one day? Then don’t miss Bharti Kirchner’s recent article in The Writer, “Look Back with Historical Fiction.” Kirchner offers five things to keep in mind while casting your writerly eye back in time. 1. Why historical? “You don’t have to be an […]

Music for the Prose

Words and music are as natural a pairing as cucumbers and gin. Which makes us wonder why more people aren’t doing what the producers behind Music for the Prose have stirred up: setting original musical scores to famous works of poetry or verse. Composer and conductor Daniela Candillari and theatre and film actress Kelli Ruttle […]

Think You Can’t Possibly Read Another Student Essay?

Even for English teachers who love their jobs, sometimes it all gets to be too much. The bad grammar. The incoherent comparisons. The written diarrhea from students struggling, gamely, to reach the assignment’s word-limit. Sometimes, teachers need a release. Which is why Andrew Kocherga founded www.AwfulEssays.com, a website showcasing essays, term papers, theses, and reviews […]

Asheville: It’s a Cool Place

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Fall Conference runs November 20-22 in Asheville. Yeah, you know. Asheville. A little town in the mountains. Western North Carolina. Biltmore Estate. Most breweries per capita. Foilage…. Check out this video and dream a little. We’ll see you there.

It’s Arts In Education Week

North Carolina governor Pat McCrory has declared September 13-19 “Arts In Education Week,” the first NC governor to recognize “the abiding value of ensuring that every child in North Carolina has a complete education that includes arts training, arts integration, and arts exposure.” Arts North Carolina is encouraging folks to forward the governor’s proclamation to […]

Update: Membership Coordinator Position

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell people you kinda know who are detailed-oriented and like books: we’re still on the hunt for a new Membership Coordinator. Details: The North Carolina Writers’ Network is seeking a part-time Membership Coordinator to help with all aspects of its operations. This person will work 10 – 15 hours […]

Find Us Tomorrow at Bookmarks

The Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors is tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm in downtown Winston-Salem, in and around the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. We’ll have a booth—so come say “hello”! But don’t miss out on appearances by these Network members: Fall Conference faculty member Robert Beatty reading […]

Those Crazy Poets Are at It Again

A little over a year after the controversy surrounding the nomination of North Carolina’s next Poet Laureate—and all the lively conversation that went along with that—the poetry world has a new storm brewing, this time centered on The Best American Poetry 2015 anthology. Guest Editor Sherman Alexie chose a poem written by Michael Derrick Hudson, […]

Scuppernong Celebrates Black Mountain College

This month, Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books will celebrate Black Mountain College in a ten-day festival, September 16-25. Established in 1933 in Black Mountain, NC, the college’s founders believed that “the study and practice of art were indispensable aspects of a student’s general liberal arts education.” Black Mountain College was fundamentally different from other colleges and universities […]