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Ed Southern to Visit Western NC

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, North Carolina Writers’ Network I will be in the western part of our state next week and will hold two public meetings for Network members: 2 P.M., Thursday, July 24, at City Lights Bookstore, 3 East Jackson St., Sylva 6 P.M., Thursday, July 24, at Kelsey’s Restaurant, 840 Spartanburg Highway, […]

NC Arts Day

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, North Carolina Writers’ Network Yesterday I joined hundreds of other representatives from North Carolina’s arts organizations for “Arts Day” at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. We spent the day visiting legislators in their offices, making the case for sustained funding of the North Carolina Arts Council and its […]

Ed Southern on the Arts as Economic Engine

A guest column by North Carolina Writers’ Network Executive Director Ed Southern appeared in yesterday’s Winston-Salem Journal. For nearly a century now, our state has built, sustained and justified a remarkable tradition of support for the arts. We opened a state-sponsored School of the Arts despite the opponents who dismissed it as “toe-dancing school.” We […]

Network Event Sunday, October 16, at Malaprop’s in Asheville

On Sunday, October 16, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will try a new kind of event for writers and readers. “Southern Fictions/Southern Identities” will be a reading by former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, followed by a panel discussion on issues of Southern history and identity with Pamela Duncan and Joseph Bathanti, moderated […]

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, […]

The Network on the Radio

If you’re in the Triangle, tune into WCHL (1360 AM) at 6 tonight for “Who’s Talking with D. G. Martin.” D. G.’s guests tonight are NCWN director Ed Southern (yours truly) and Alice Osborn, the Network’s Wake County Regional Rep, who will be teaching a workshop called “How to Fit Social Media Into Our Busy […]