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Broadway’s “Bright Star” Shines on Asheville

A couple things piqued my interest when I saw that a new musical, “Bright Star,” written by Steve Martin with music by Edie Brickell, was set to open on Broadway. First, I’d always wondered what had “happened” to Edie Brickell, who seemed to have completely fallen off the radar after producing what were, in my […]

Hotel Options for Fall Conference

Please note, the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, site of the NCWN 2015 Fall Conference, has no more guest rooms available. They are currently sold out. However, there are several great hotel options well within walking distance. For starters, this is the Doubletree’s sister property, and you can use the code “NC Writer’s Network” to secure […]

Asheville: It’s a Cool Place

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Fall Conference runs November 20-22 in Asheville. Yeah, you know. Asheville. A little town in the mountains. Western North Carolina. Biltmore Estate. Most breweries per capita. Foilage…. Check out this video and dream a little. We’ll see you there.

Announcing a New NC Publisher: Orison Books

“Orison” is a thirteenth century word meaning “prayer.” At Orison Books, a new Asheville-based press focusing on the life of the spirit, the staff believes “the best spiritual art and literature call us to meditate and contemplate, rather than asking us to adopt any ideology or set of propositions.” Determined that their list will ask […]

Booktopia Coming to Asheville

Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville will host Booktopia 2014, August 22-24. This nationwide program tends to sell out fast—like, in an hour fast—and registration for the Asheville happening opens soon. Click here to sign up to be notified as soon as registration opens. From the website: Booktopia is a series of weekend reader/author retreats hosted by […]

New Asheville-Based Series Mashes Poetry and Music

Poet and 2011 Fall Conference faculty member Keith Flynn—who, with his band The Holy Men, had attendees dancing in the aisles at last year’s Saturday night banquet—has kicked off a new Asheville-based poetry series called “Live at White Rock Hall.” This merger of poetry, music, and film features authors and musicians in collaboration, setting music […]

“Freak Capital” Asheville Ranked #10 Literary Borough

Ploughshares Literary Magazine has named Asheville, North Carolina, the Number Ten “Literary Borough” in the country. From the press release: Asheville, the “Paris of the South,” is home to thousands of artists, including painters, dancers, sculptors and writers. The mountain town has been called both a “freak capital” and “the torn notch of the Bible […]

SERENA Coming to the Big Screen

Asheville’s Mountain Xpress reports that Ron Rash’s bestselling novel, Serena, is being made into a movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. “Rash’s Depression-era novel tells the story of a timber baron, George Pemberton, and his ruthless wife, Serena, who move to Western North Carolina to create a business empire. When Serena finds out she […]

The 2011 Fall Conference: News That’s Fit to Print

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2011 Fall Conference is just a little more than two weeks away. On Friday, November 18, writers from around the state–and some from other parts of the U.S.–will ascend to Asheville for three days of workshops, panels, readings, and the opportunity to stretch our legs, catch a breath of fresh air, […]

Still More Hotel Rooms for Fall Conference

The good folks at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville, hosts of our 2011 Fall Conference, have just added 20 more rooms to our conference block for both Friday and Saturday nights, November 18 and 19.  They have also added 7 rooms each night to our block at the adjacent Sleep Inn. The deadline is October […]