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Native Son, Famously Adapted by NC Playwright, Receives New Treatment

Richard Wright’s 1939 novel Native Son sold 250,000 copies in hardcover within three weeks of being published. Not without controversy for its unflinching portrayal of the racial divide in America that existed at the time, Native Son has remained in print despite being frequently banned and challenged. North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Paul […]

Hotel Options Abound for Fall Conference

There are no more rooms available at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, the site of the 2018 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference, November 2-4. However, there are nearby hotel options to fit a variety of price points. Please note, rates vary, and may be different from what we list below. Across the street from […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

This week we’ve been highlighting the many exhibitors who will join us November 2-4 for our 2018 Fall Conference. If you missed parts 1 and 2, they are here and here. We are admittedly partial to organizations with “North Carolina” in their name. But here are four that will exhibit at this year’s 2018 Fall […]

Be the Next Piedmont Laureate

The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from speculative fiction authors for 2015. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham, or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is September 19 at 4:00 pm. The Piedmont Laureate program, co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts […]

John Claude Bemis Named 2013 Piedmont Laureate

From the City of Raleigh Public Affairs Department: John Claude Bemis, a children’s book author, educator and presenter from Hillsborough, has been selected as the region’s 2013 Piedmont Laureate. Mr. Bemis will be introduced as the new laureate at various workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout the Piedmont Laureate sponsoring agencies’ four-county area that […]

Congratulations are in order . . .

. . . to Raleigh dramatist Ian Finley, who has been named the 2012 Piedmont Laureate for the Triangle and adjacent counties: “Working primarily with Burning Coal Theatre Company, he has brought more than 70 different stories from the area’s history to life on stage through collaborations with Oakwood Cemetery, the Mordecai House, Raleigh City […]