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Four New Books Share North Carolina Roots

Pam Kelley over at the Charlotte Observer recently featured four new books with North Carolina ties. Number two? Ashoan’s Rug by NCWN member (and Raleigh resident) Carrie Knowles! Other titles include: The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy King’s […]

Mecklenburg Arts Organizations Drive $200m a Year

In June, we highlighted a new study by the North Carolina Arts Council that found that the “nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $1.2 billion in direct economic activity in North Carolina, supporting more than 43,600 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $119 million in revenue for local governments and the State of North Carolina.” This […]

Congrats to Dannye Romine Powell and Jonathan K. Rice!

From the Charlotte Observer: Poet and Charlotte Observer writer Dannye Romine Powell is this year’s winner of Central Piedmont Community College’s Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts. Jonathan K. Rice, editor of Charlotte’s Iodine Poetry Journal, won the Irene Blair Honecutt Legacy Award. Powell was honored for her prize-winning poetry […]

Tuesday Links

I found this story last night in the Charlotte Observer, in which two NCSU professors discuss the state of the Southern accent in Raleigh.  I’ll say more about the Southern voice in the next newsletter, so for now I’ll just mention that this article doesn’t take into sufficient account the fact that there is no […]

New Novello Collection

Our good friends at Novello Festival Press (which is, according to the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, “on hiatus” due to budget cuts) have given us one more gift before NFP departs. Their new collection Topograph: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond includes work by several Network members and friends, […]

Fall Conference in the Charlotte Observer

Well, on the Observer’s website.  Well, not exactly on the website, but in Reading Life editor Pam Kelley’s blog. She’s right, of course – you can join this convergence of writers in the Carolinas’ largest city.  Preregistration ends tomorrow, though, so don’t wait too long or you’ll have to pay a higher fee. Wait, what […]

2010 Induction Ceremony for the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame

A large and appreciative audience came to Southern Pines yesterday for the 2010 induction ceremony of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Pam Kelley at the Charlotte Observer wrote a nice feature on one of our inductees, The Mind of the South author W. J. Cash, in which she talked to former Observer editor […]

“A Tribute to Novello”

If you’re in or near Charlotte this weekend, and you love (or even just like) literature – and why would you be reading this blog if you don’t? – be sure to check out the “Tribute to Novello.” As mentioned before on this blog, it’s a grassroots effort to keep Charlotte’s Novello Festival of Reading […]

Did I Mention Peace College is Air-Conditioned?

That’s right – if you come to the 2010 Squire Summer Writing Residency, not only do you get to spend a weekend learning, working, and socializing with other talented and dedicated writers from across the state (and beyond), but you get to do so in air-conditioned comfort.  The Residency’s registration deadline is Monday, so sign […]

The Sahara of the Bozart? Still?

NCWN member Dannye Romine Powell wrote a column for yesterday’s Charlotte Observer remarking on a travel piece that appeared recently in the New York Times.  The Times article focused on center-city Charlotte’s new Wells Fargo Cultural Campus and the city’s other museums and cultural offerings, under the headline “Arts Oasis in a Sporty Town.” Dannye […]