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Books for a Well-Read Life: Algonquin Books

Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, published in February by Algonquin Books, was recently named an Oprah 2018 Book Club selection. Congratulations to all: an “instant bestseller” indeed! But even without this eminently recognizable achievement, Algonquin Books has been in the business of producing […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part II

Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference ends Sunday, April 15. In the meantime, we’ll be highlighting our exhibitors. The exhibit hall is a great chance to truly shop local and stock up on your summer reading material! We highlighted four exhibitors last week here. Here are four more: Bull City Press: […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part I

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. While the weekend is jam-packed with classes, panels, readings, and cammaraderie, we always recommend setting aside some time to stroll through the exhibit hall. This year, as every year, our vendors represent some of the best […]

at Length Explores Form and the Limit of Our Attention Spans

It’s revolutionary, really, in this day and age, when even our government communicates to its citizens in 140-character tweets, to devote an entire literary publication to “ambitious, in-depth writing.” After all, a human is now said to have less attention span than a goldfish. And yet. At Length, based mostly in the Triangle, has garnered attention […]

Moore, Shapiro to Receive North Carolina Awards for Literature

Lenard D. Moore—poet, essayist, writer, and playwright, and Associate Professor of English at the University of Mount Olive—has been awarded the North Carolina Award for Literature. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the North Carolina Awards have been presented annually since 1964. The award recognizes significant contributions to the state and nation in the […]