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Last Chance to Book Hotel Rooms at Group Rate

If you’re planning to attend the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference but haven’t made hotel reservations, Friday, October 31, is the deadline for booking rooms in the conference hotel at the discounted group rate. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St., in Uptown Charlotte. When booking […]

Only One More Week for SR12

You have only one more week to register for the 2012 Squire Summer Writing Residency.  And when we say one week, we mean one week. Registration for this year’s Residency (SR12) will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 – with finality, without exception.* So if you want to immerse yourself in the craft of […]

What are Folks Saying About the Squire Summer Writing Residency?

Well, we don’t know what everyone is saying, but here’s what author and 2011 Squire Summer Writing Residency attendee Danny Bernstein had to say about her experience: Last summer, I attended the NC Writers Network’s Squire Summer Writing Residency. I had just finished walking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a thousand miles through North Carolina. I wanted […]

This Day in NC History

As any good Charlottean knows, today is Meck Dec Day, when Mecklenburg County celebrates its pivotal – if unproven – role in America’s independence.  The Charlotte Observer reports that some Charlotteans have unveiled plans for a Charlotte Liberty Walk, a high-tech tour of places in Uptown Charlotte that used to be Revolutionary sites. Even if […]

The Tournament

Today marks the start of a North Carolina cultural institution. When I was growing up, our teachers would hurry to get their names on the A/V request list, in hopes of getting a television brought into their classrooms on what was usually the first Friday of March.  The ACC men’s basketball tournament was that big […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Much Reading for Your Weekend

There’s a lot going on, now and in the weeks to come: SPARKcon and poetrySPARK are back in the capital, kicking things off tonight with the NCWN Poetry Open Mic Night, hosted by Alice Osborn at Isaac Hunter’s Tavern. The good folks at BiblioBuffet (including our beloved board president Nicki Leone) share their pick of […]

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 […]

Sad News from Charlotte

The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County has discontinued the annual Novello Festival of Reading and has placed Novello Festival Press “on hiatus.”  You can read the Charlotte Observer‘s editorial about it here.