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The Boy in the Suitcase: A Collaborative Story

On Thursday, August 12, the NC Writers’ Network hosted our first-ever Online Game Night, a progressive, virtual night of games with a literary bend. During one portion, participants responded to a visual prompt and wrote a collaborative story. Participants took turns contributing lines. Here is the prompt image, courtesy of moderator Gretchen M. Thomas:   […]

Next NCHC Breakout Book Discussion Is February 16

Next month, the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) continues its Statewide Read program, a virtual book club for residents across the state that dives headfirst into a highly topical subject, climate change, through preselected works of fiction. On February 16, at 6:30 pm, join NCHC for a Breakout Book Discussion of The Water Knife by […]

NCWN: Vocationally Quarantined Since 2008

Many of us are now working from home for the “forseeable future,” although, as our Executive Director reminded the Network staff earlier this week, while much of the world was adjusting to the new realities of social isolation and virtual workspaces, for the North Carolina Writers’ Network, which has been a virtual workplace since 2008, […]

Join Some Literary Frivolity this Sunday

Writers, you are invited to a party! Literary Frivolity launches 2020 in celebration of the North Carolina literary community, readers, and PEN America members and supporters on Sunday, February 23, at The Pinhook in Durham, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come toast the new year with NC writers, readers, and musical guest Quilla. The evening will feature a […]

Deonna Kelli Sayed Expands Membership Coordinator Role

You’ve seen her behind the registration tables at Fall and Spring Conferences; you’ve received encouraging e-mails from her; and maybe you’ve even talked with her on the phone and hung up feeling comforted. Now, you’ll be able to do all that twice as much: the North Carolina Writers’ Network is thrilled to announce that Deonna […]

A Literary Schedule for African-American History Month

If you came by our exhibit booth on Saturday at the annual African-American Cultural Celebration in Raleigh, thanks so much for saying hello! We made a ton of new friends, connected with old friends, and felt honored to sponsor the “CELEBRATE Literature and the Spoken Word” gallery. It was a great way to kick-off the […]

PEN America Launches NC-Based Chapter

This fall, PEN America established six new regional chapters in the United States. Founded in 1922, the esteemed organization has traditionally been associated with the coasts, operating offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Now, chapters have launched in: Austin, Texas Birmingham, Alabama Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Detroit, Michigan The Piedmont Region of […]

An Open Letter to Regional Reps, Present and Future

By Glenda Council Beall, Program Coordinator, NCWN-West Dear NCWN-West Representatives and other Regional Reps, I hear from some of you that the attendance of your free monthly meetings have fallen in recent months. If you host an Open Mic event, consider how it might be made more appealing. Ask those who come each month for […]

Words with Friends at Greensboro Bound

The Network had an exhibitor’s booth at last weekend’s Greensboro Bound Literary Festival. We were happy to be a small part of this new and, by all accounts, wildly successful endeavor. While the names of the headliners were large and not always local, the event had the feeling of showing up to a massive (and […]

NCWN Is Greensboro Bound

Like any literary citizen of this great state, we’re out-of-our-minds excited for the inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, which takes place this weekend at various venues in downtown Greensboro. NCWN will have an exhibitor’s booth in the Literary Marketplace on the first floor of the Cultural Center, alongside other literary and community-focused groups. If you […]