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Job Opening: NCWN Membership Coordinator

We are no longer accepting applications for the Membership Coordinator position. We have begun the candidate review process. Thank you to all who have applied! 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 a week through most of the […]

Arts & Culture Generate $2.12 Billion for NC

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that “spending on arts and culture in Forsyth County is up $20 million since 2010,” according to a study performed by Americans for the Arts, a national non-profit organization. “It is abundantly clear from this benchmark study that arts and culture is an economic driver in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and […]

Be Part of the Crowd for our Online Open Mic

Tonight at 7:00 pm EST, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will host our first-ever Online Open Mic. Fourteen brave souls will read for five minutes each. They’ll come from every corner of North Carolina, from Fletcher to Kill Devil Hills, to share poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and more. It’s totally free, and we’d love for […]

#FolkLife

For generations, the North Carolina Folklore Journal has served as a chronicle and sounding board for the likes of Belled Buzzards, shape-note singing, and sweet potatoes. If it’s part of folklife, more than likely it’s been found between the pages of a journal that has been published continuously since 1954. Published by the NC Folklore […]

Summer Library Reading Programs Start this Week

It’s summer! Which means it’s time to read more books (or, at the very least, it’s time for your KIDS to read more books!). Here’s what some library systems around the state having going on. By no means is this list comprehensive: Chapel Hill Public Library hosts The Summer Blast! Kids, teens, and adults are […]

New New South and the Slow Lit Movement

Officially, the term “New South” refers to the Southern United States in the years since the Civil War. Inherent in the phrase “New South” is a push toward modernization, an easing of restrictive social and economic barriers, and a question of transformation—no longer able to be what one was, what then does one become? For […]

A Poetry Treasure Hunt for August

Do you like poetry? Do you enjoy a good scavenger hunt? This August, Live Canon will host the 2017 Poetry Treasure Hunt. Here’s how it works. Each day in August you get sent an e-mail. It introduces you to the work of a particular poet. There are some poems to read, links to a more […]

The Crucible Sponsors Two Prestigious Prizes

Barton College, in Wilson, was named one of the best regional colleges of the South in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report. Barton is home to the student-run literary magaazine, The Crucible. Edited by Dr. James A. Clark, Dean of Humanities, The Crucible hosts the yearly Sam Ragan Poetry Competition, awarding $150 and publication to […]

SLI Enterprises Gives Voice to Vision

At the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Spring Conference, Nikki Brate and Russ Hatler led the class “Social Media for Self-Published Authors.” This offering helped authors navigate the many promotional opportunities available online, and used real-life examples to wade through the “technological mire” that is the World Wide Web. Now, Nikki and Russ have released […]

New White House Budget Confirms Arts Cuts

Yesterday, an e-mail from our friends at Americans for the Arts alerted us that the Trump Administration has released their FY2018 budget, titled A New Foundation for American Greatness. Unfortunately, this administration’s interpretation of “greatness” does not include government-supported arts programs. This so-called “skinny budget” provides just enough money to the National Endowment for the […]