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Wiley Cash Wins 2022 Southern Book Prize

Congratulations to Wiley Cash, winner of the 2022 Southern Book Prize for Fiction from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, for his novel When Ghosts Come Home (William Morrow, 2021). The Prize, representing Southern bookseller favorites from 2021, is awarded to “the best Southern book of the year” as nominated by Southern indie booksellers and voted […]

NC Authors Among Southern Book Prize Finalists

Four North Carolina authors are among the finalists for the 2021 Southern Book Prize, sponsored by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, including one member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Well, it’s a bit disingenuous to say “a member.” We’re thrilled that Ed Southern, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, is a […]

NC Bookwatch Writes Its Final Chapter

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, North Carolina Writers’ Network North Carolina Bookwatch first aired on what was then UNC-TV in 1997. That seems impossible to me. 1997 was a long time ago, and yet it doesn’t seem long enough to have seen the launch of an institution like Bookwatch. (I know it’s an example of […]

Visit Us at Bookmarks on Saturday

Best as we can recollect, the last time we exhibited somewhere was October of 2019, so it’s been almost two years since the North Carolina Writers’ Network has been able to interact in-person at a large-scale event. We always look forward to the Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors, but even more so this year. […]

UNC-TV Now PBS North Carolina

What’s in a name? UNC-TV launched in 1955 as only the second non-commercial educational television station located south of Washington, D.C., predating PBS by some fifteen years. For more than half a century, North Carolina’s only statewide public media network has provided quality educational content and services of consequence while connecting North Carolinians with each […]

Where’s the Moon?

Welcome to the final installment of the “Prompt Party!” During The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr, we randomly assigned a genre to rooms of randomly assigned attendees. Then, we gave a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate a 300-year-old werewolf that he finds in the museum archive fault, but […]

A Conference for this Modern-Day “Republic of Letters”

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN We’ve found through long experience that early November is the best time to hold our Fall Conference: after most of the big book festivals, after most fall author tours have wrapped up, but before the holidays gear up and everyone’s hectic, if not downright insane. Early November does present […]

Join Us at NCPS Meeting on Saturday!

Every September, we look forward to spending a Saturday at The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, when the North Carolina Poetry Society hosts their annual fall meeting. This year, for reasons that will be obvious to most any reader, NCPS will hold their annual event online. Although the venue has […]

Randall Kenan, 1963-2020

The board, staff, and members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network join millions around the state, nation, and world to mourn the passing of Randall Kenan. Randall died, apparently of natural causes, late last week at his home in Hillsborough. We offer condolences to his family, close friends, and colleagues, while saving a few for […]

NCWN at NC Rural Assembly This Week

If you’re heading to the North Carolina Rural Assembly this week, in Raleigh, be sure to swing through the exhibit hall and stop by our table. Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, will lead the breakout session “(Re)Writing the Rural Narrative” at 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 21. Other special guests […]