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Doris Betts Spring Literary Festival

Beloved teacher of writing and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Doris Betts won three Sir Walter Raleigh awards, the Southern Book Award, the North Carolina Award for Literature, the John Dos Passos Prize, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Medal for the Short Story, among other recognitions. Among her many novels, […]

A Few Remarks from Ed Southern

Ed Southern, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, was given the Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award on Thursday, March 5, at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. Over the years, this award has been given to ardent supporters of the arts in communities ranging from journalists to activists to publishers. North […]

The New Doris Betts Collection Fund

Earlier this month, the Friends of the Chatham Community Library announced that they would honor the life and work of esteemed author Doris Betts by establishing the Doris Betts Collection fund at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro. Beloved writer and teacher Doris Betts (1932-2012) was a Statesville, North Carolina, native and attended The University of […]

Doris Betts, 1932 – 2012

We are so, so sorry to have to share this news, but Doris Betts has passed away.  Readers have lost a great North Carolina writer, and North Carolina writers have lost a great friend.