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Tag Archives: Allan Gurganus

You’re Invited: Reception for Lee Smith Novel Prize

Carolina Wren Press hosts the annual Lee Smith Novel Prize honoring New York Times bestselling author and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith. The inaugural winner is Mulberry by Paulette Boudreaux, and CWP will host a reception to celebrate: Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse, […]

A Few Remarks from Ed Southern

Ed Southern, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, was given the Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award on Thursday, March 5, at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. Over the years, this award has been given to ardent supporters of the arts in communities ranging from journalists to activists to publishers. North […]

Our Very Own Ed Southern Wins Fortner Award

From St. Andrews University: St. Andrews University will present the 2015 Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award to North Carolina Writers’ Network Executive Director Ed Southern on March 5. The invitation-only presentation will be made during the weekly Writers’ Forum timeslot. Created in 1986 to honor Ethel N. Fortner, who was a friend to […]

Last Chance to Book Hotel Rooms at Group Rate

If you’re planning to attend the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference but haven’t made hotel reservations, Friday, October 31, is the deadline for booking rooms in the conference hotel at the discounted group rate. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St., in Uptown Charlotte. When booking […]

Quail Ridge Books Celebrates 30 Years of Business

Nancy Olson founded Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh in 1984. Dedicated to providing “carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings,” Quail Ridge has been awarded Publishers’ Weekly Bookseller of the Year, the Pannell Award for Excellence in Children’s Bookselling, and the Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling. On Sunday, October […]

Is There a Manual for this Whole “Writing” Thing?

In a recent article for the Paris Review, Kaya Genç reviews an art show in Istanbul that features, among other things, a bookshelf “holding more than one hundred books devoted to helping authors finish their manuscripts.” Titles include 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing; Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing; First […]

KWLS Offers Podcasts of Beloved Authors

Imagine running on a treadmill listening to a laugh-out loud lecture by Allan Gurganus. Or imagine your morning commute: wouldn’t you look forward to it more if you could listen to a keynote address by Lee Smith? And wouldn’t the winter be just a little more tolerable if you could listen to Silas House read […]

2010 Induction Ceremony for the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame

A large and appreciative audience came to Southern Pines yesterday for the 2010 induction ceremony of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Pam Kelley at the Charlotte Observer wrote a nice feature on one of our inductees, The Mind of the South author W. J. Cash, in which she talked to former Observer editor […]

Tips for Us Writer Types

Acclaimed novelist and memoirist Judy Goldman – leader of the creative nonfiction Master Class at the 2010 Fall Conference – has started a blog called Keep Writing, where she shares advice, anecdotes, and experiences from her writing life.  Check it out, but don’t think that the good lessons found on her blog mean you can […]