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Spring 2020 Okra Picks

Many of us suddenly find ourselves with more hours to fill, now that we’re under a staetewide Shelter-in-Place order, and the 2020 Spring Okra Picks from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance couldn’t come at a better time. Each season, SIBA offers a list of books in various categories that booksellers across the Southeast are especially […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference happens November 8-10 in Ashveille. Ron Rash will give the Keynote Address; there are a full slate of course offerings for writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and stage and screen; and there will be an exhibit hall packed with some of the most renowned literary journals […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

Without question, the programming at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Fall Conference is going to be stupendous. Top-notch faculty; sessions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for the stage and screen; faculty readings; open mics; and more. But no Fall Conference experience would be complete without setting aside plenty of time to meander through […]

When Supernovae Collide: Blair

Those weren’t fireworks we were watching last New Year’s Eve. Instead, as we turned the calendar to 2018, that incredible explosion of light we witnessed was actually the collision of two publishing supernovae: John F. Blair, Publisher, and Carolina Wren Press, two¬†lauded, longtime North Carolina publishers that merged to become Blair, a new, non-profit press […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part I

At the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference, April 21 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the exhibit hall is open pretty much all day, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. There, publishers and literary organizations from around the state will sell books and other literary treasures. Not only is this a great […]