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It’s National Poetry Month!

Today, April 1, is really quite a day. It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball. It’s April Fool’s Day. And it’s the first day of National Poetry Month, an annual, month-long celebration of all the ways poetry matters. The Academy of American Poets suggests a few ways to celebrate, including: Read about 30 ways to […]

Squire Summer Writing Residency Offers “Supportive Community”

They say word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool. So we’re not going to list the reasons you should attend NCWN’s 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 23-26 at East Carolina University in Greenville. We won’t go on and on about our awesome faculty (Jan DeBlieu, Amber Flora Thomas, Luke Whisnant) or how […]

A New Toast to the Old North State: Part I

Did you know that North Carolina has an official state toast? Neither did we. But at the Welcome Program for the 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency, registrants broke into small groups to take a stab at rewriting stanzas for “The Old North State Toast.” First, here’s the original toast: The Old North State Toast Here’s […]