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Those Timid Bourgeois Readers Probably Just Hate My Anarchist Politics

Cady Vishniac, a reader and copy editor for Raleigh Review (among the many other hats she wears), has a two-part series up at The MFA Years that should be required reading for anyone looking to land your poetry or prose in a lit mag. In Part One, Cady “clears up some misconceptions about submissions,” including: […]

Saturday Is State Championship for Poetry Out Loud

Let’s get ready to RUUUUMBLE! The Poetry Out Loud State Competition happens Saturday, March 5, at the Greensboro Central Public Library in Greensboro. High School students representing twenty-eight counties across North Carolina will compete for $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, DC, to compete for the national championship. The state […]

New State Capitol Statue Should Recognize Arts

After a twenty-five year moratorium on new statuary at the North Carolina State Capitol, a state-wide dialogue has begun for a new statue honoring African Americans in the Old North State. “I can’t think of a more appropriate way to recognize the contributions of African Americans to North Carolina’s history than a monument at the […]

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 […]