On Thursday, we introduced six exhibitors who’ll be joining us for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Spring Conference, April 18 at UNCG.
Here’s who else will be there:
Since 1932, the North Carolina Poetry Society has existed as an all-volunteer organization especially for poets and friends of poetry. We now have approximately 370 members from North Carolina—and numerous locations beyond. The Poetry Society holds regular meetings three times a year, sponsors several annual contests and workshops, as well as the annual Brockman-Campbell Book Award, recognizing the best book published by a North Carolina poet.
Press 53 was founded in Winston-Salem in October 2005 by Kevin Morgan Watson and quickly began earning a reputation as a quality publishing house of short fiction and poetry collections. They publish up to five short fiction collections and up to to eight poetry collections each year, including the winners of their annual awards. They also produce Press 53 Classics and Prime Number Magazine, a free online quarterly publication of distinctive poetry and prose.
Raleigh Review is a national non-profit magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art, offering work that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.” Raleigh Review believes that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. Their mission is to foster the creation and availability of accessible yet provocative contemporary literature through their biannual magazine as well as through workshops, readings, and other community events.
Second Wind Publishing, LLC, is an independent publishing company located in Winston-Salem. They select well-written, quality books in a variety of genres for publication, including adult, young adult, and children’s books. Their authors include Ann Chandonnet, H.V. Purvis, and Chuck and Heidi Thurston.
Two of Cups Press, based in Greensboro, has a bias for poetry (specifically anthologies and chapbooks). They’re a small operation willing to take on a handful of projects each year, sometimes posting open calls. They want to partner with poets, artists, other small presses. They want to capture magic on paper. They run an annual chapbook contest, where the winner and finalists are considered for publication.
The Creative Writing Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a two-year residency program with an emphasis on providing students with studio time in which to study the writing of fiction or poetry. As a community of writers, students read and comment on each other’s work under the guidance of resident and visiting faculty, who also meet with students in one-on-one tutorials. The MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is one of the oldest such programs in the country. They are the proud publishers of the Greensboro Review.
If you’ve already registered for Spring Conference, thank you! If not, pre-registration closes Sunday, April 12. You can save 30 percent by registering early.