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NC Bookwatch Writes Its Final Chapter

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, North Carolina Writers’ Network North Carolina Bookwatch first aired on what was then UNC-TV in 1997. That seems impossible to me. 1997 was a long time ago, and yet it doesn’t seem long enough to have seen the launch of an institution like Bookwatch. (I know it’s an example of […]

Visit Us at Bookmarks on Saturday

Best as we can recollect, the last time we exhibited somewhere was October of 2019, so it’s been almost two years since the North Carolina Writers’ Network has been able to interact in-person at a large-scale event. We always look forward to the Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors, but even more so this year. […]

Therese Anne Fowler and Jill McCorkle Are Southern Book Prize Finalists

New York Times bestselling authors Therese Anne Fowler and Jill McCorkle are among the finalists for the 2021 Southern Book Prize. Nominations were submitted by bookstore members of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and culled from books that have received strong reviews from Southern booksellers. Fowler’s novel, A Good Neighborhood (St. Martin’s Press, 2020), […]

A Conference for this Modern-Day “Republic of Letters”

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN We’ve found through long experience that early November is the best time to hold our Fall Conference: after most of the big book festivals, after most fall author tours have wrapped up, but before the holidays gear up and everyone’s hectic, if not downright insane. Early November does present […]