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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 […]

Members Find Success in 2016 Rash Awards

The Broad River Review hosts the annual Rash Awards in the categories of fiction and poetry. Poetry entries are restricted to five poems, with no more than ten pages total per submission. Fiction entries must be double spaced and no more than 5,000 words. This year, North Carolina writer Aaron Gwyn judged fiction, while Florida […]

15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Civil Rights—march on! That’s the theme of the 15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration happening Saturday, January 30, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Supported in part by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission; PNC; the City of Raleigh, based on recommendation of the Raleigh […]

Poetry Bracketology: Nominations Open!

If you’re a college basketball fan, March really is the month of madness—especially here in North Carolina. Now poets can get in on the action with “Poetry Bracketology,” led by North Carolina Writers’ Network member and teacher Suzanne Baldwin Leitner. Just like the NCAA college basketball tournament, “Poetry Bracketology” takes 64 poems (teams) divided into […]

The 2016 Piedmont Laureate

Durham mystery writer Katy Munger has been named the 2016 Piedmont Laureate. The Piedmont Laureate program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to come together and celebrate the art of writing. Co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh […]

Like Food? Write Poetry?

In a continuing celebration of Southern culture and arts, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, an Atlanta-based restaurant offering contemporary Southern cuisine, invites poets from across the South to participate in the first annual White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Prize in Southern Poetry. Poems will be on the topic of Love, no matter what the context, […]

Consider Word Mule for Your Next Writing Project

Whether your manuscript needs to be proofread or you’re looking to work with a ghostwriter, Word Mule, based in Charleston, SC, is a one-stop-shop for all your literary design and production needs. They offer the following services: EDITING. Two cents a word, $35 minimum, estimated two-week turnaround time on a 90K word novel. WRITING. They […]

NC Poet Receives Witter Bynner Fellowship

North Carolina native Allison Hedge Coke has received the 2016 Witter Bynner Fellowship. The $10,000 grant “promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society.” Coke was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; the fellowship is sponsored by the Witter Bynner Foundation […]