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SIBA Announces 2014 Book Award Winners

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced their 2014 Book Award Winners. Two North Carolina residents and a North Carolina-based press are among those honored. Cathy Smith Bowers, of Charlotte, won the Poetry category for The Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers (Press 53). Bowers was North Carolina’s sixth Poet Laureate, 2010-2012. Press 53 is […]

Announcing the 2014 SIBA Book Award Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the finalists for the 2014 SIBA Book Award, and there are several Tar Heel writers and one North Carolina small press among the distinguished list of names. The SIBA Book Award recognizes great southern literature from the last year. These titles represent “booksellers’ favorite hand-sells of the year […]

Congrats to Wake High School Student Jessica Karlisa!

Our heartiest congratulations go out to Jessica Karlisa, a student at Raleigh Charter School, who won the North Carolina Poetry Out Loud competition Saturday. She is on her way to Washington, D.C. for the national finals starting May 14. “Jessica’s self-confidence and interpretation of the poems made her stand-out in this year’s competition,” said Banu […]

Nominate Our State’s Next Poet Laureate

The North Carolina Arts Council is now accepting submissions for the state’s next poet laureate, the “ambassador of North Carolina literature.” Submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 20 at www.ncarts.org. From the press release: The poet laureate receives a $15,000 annual stipend along with programmatic support from Arts Council staff. While each N.C. poet laureate leaves […]

North Carolina’s New Poet Laureate

Cathy Smith Bowers, who led the poetry workshop at the Network’s 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency, is North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate. Cathy’s appointment was announced today by Governor Beverly Perdue.  “Cathy’s powerful poems open new avenues of thought, and are a reflection of the love of words and learning. She believes poetry inspires and […]

Two Weeks

As in, registration for the 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency will close in two weeks.  We still have some spaces available in all three workshops – Poetry with Cathy Smith Bowers, Fiction with Tommy Hays, and Creative Nonfiction with Catherine Reid – so visit www.ncwriters.org to sign up now. If you’re not sure whether or […]

Summer Residency Still Open

I’ve talked to several Network members in the last few days who asked if the Squire Summer Writing Residency workshops are already full. They’re not.  We still have space available in all three workshops: poetry with Cathy Smith Bowers, fiction with Tommy Hays, and creative nonfiction with Catherine Reid. Please visit www.ncwriters.org to sign up.  […]