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The Best Way to Thank Us

By Ed Southern, Executive Director North Carolina Writers’ Network More than 200 of you came to our 2018 Fall Conference this past weekend, and we thank you for that. Most of you 200 approached me, Charles, or Deonna during the conference—or sent us an e-mail afterwards—thanking us for a weekend that you found stimulating, if […]

Press 53 and the World as It Is

If you’ve been to a North Carolina Writers’ Network event in the past seven years (at least), you’ve seen Press 53 represented in our exhibit hall, on our panels, and in our Critique Service and Manuscript Marts. They publish a lot of renowned North Carolina writers. Our own Executive Director, Ed Southern, for one. Also, […]

Sally Buckner (1931-2018)

Summing up a life like Sally Buckner’s, who was a longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and a beloved member of our state’s literary community, inevitably fails to do the person justice. We could talk about how Sally earned her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Or how she […]

Giving Tuesday

On this #GivingTuesday, the North Carolina Writers’ Network welcomes and appreciates any donation, in any amount, that any lover of literature sees fit to give. All you have to do is visit our website, www.ncwriters.org, and click on the “Nobody Writes Alone” banner below our logo. The Network, however, is doing fine. Our membership is […]

NCWN at Bookmarks on September 9

For staffers here at the Network, the second Saturday in September marks the unnofficial beginning of Fall. For years now, we’ve had a booth at Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors. Memories abound. There was the afternoon tempest that washed away all the exhibitor booths several years ago. There was blinding heat, last year, which […]

See Us at Bookmarks Tomorrow!

The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have an exhibitor’s booth at tomorrow’s Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors in downtown Winston-Salem. Come out and say hello! The Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors features more than forty authors in a full weekend of readings, panels, booksignings, tons of exhibitors, and a kid-friendly area for families. […]

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 […]

Dark Miracles of Chance

Greensboro resident Jan Hensley just donated his book collection to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections and Archives at Wake Forest University. And what a collection: more than 10,000 books, including “autographed copies and first editions, and upward of 50,000 ephemera, including chapbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, letters, journals and personal notes of his […]

Our Very Own Ed Southern Wins Fortner Award

From St. Andrews University: St. Andrews University will present the 2015 Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award to North Carolina Writers’ Network Executive Director Ed Southern on March 5. The invitation-only presentation will be made during the weekly Writers’ Forum timeslot. Created in 1986 to honor Ethel N. Fortner, who was a friend to […]

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, […]