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Main Street Rag Builds Tight Literary Community

“There is nothing like the smell and feel of paper pulp” claims Main Street Rag. They won’t get any objection from us. And it’s that love for the printed word, for books and magazines as objets d’art, that comes through in each issue of this Charlotte-based literary magazine. Published uniterrupted since 1996, Main Street Rag […]

Happy “Sweet Sixteen” to Pedestal Magazine!

The Pedestal Magazine, based in Charlotte, has just published Issue 79, which marks their 16th anniversary. From all of us here at the Network: happy birthday! Founded by editor-in-chief and poet John Amen, The Pedestal Magazine is committed to showcasing both established and burgeoning writers, and to promoting artistic diversity and celebrating the voice of […]

John G. Hartness Wins Manly Wade Wellman Award

Last week we listed the nominees for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award, and in a bit of prescience, displayed the cover of John G. Hartness’ Raising Hell, for no good reason other than we like John and thought his cover looked pretty cool. We could have just as easily featured a different front cover—but […]

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 […]