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Last Call for Nominations for North Carolina’s Poet Laureate

From the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: Nominations for the North Carolina poet laureate, the ambassador of North Carolina literature, will close soon on October 14. Nominations can be made online at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. Governor Pat McCrory will announce his selection in early December. The post, created by the General Assembly in 1935, uses the […]

Black Mountain College Explores Connecton Between Art and Environment

On Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm, The Black Mountain Museum & Arts Center in Asheville will host a creative “happening” to celebrate the release of Far from the Centers of Ambition, a two-volume collection of writing and art published by Lenoir-Rhyne University. This project grew out of the 2008 “Spirit of Black Mountain College” celebration, […]

Happy 80th Birthday to the NC Poetry Society

The North Carolina Poetry Society turned 80 years old in 2012, and we want to wish our friends there happy birthday! Come the end of the month, they’ll be celebrating all weekend long (rightfully so!) with readings in every part of the state. The festivities kick off with North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti, reading on Thursday […]

Nominate Our State’s Next Poet Laureate

The North Carolina Arts Council is now accepting submissions for the state’s next poet laureate, the “ambassador of North Carolina literature.” Submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 20 at www.ncarts.org. From the press release: The poet laureate receives a $15,000 annual stipend along with programmatic support from Arts Council staff. While each N.C. poet laureate leaves […]

Congratulations to Fred Chappell!

Congratulations to Advisory Board member and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Fred Chappell: The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, awarded the Touring Theatre of North Carolina in Greensboro $9,540 in support of their performance, Look Back the Maytime Days: From the Pages […]

September News

This year the North Carolina Writers’ Network is a proud sponsor of the BookMARKS Festival of Books on Saturday, September 11, in Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District.  We are particularly proud to be a lead sponsor for a reading and discussion by John Hart, author of The Last Child, Down River, and The King of Lies.  […]