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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 […]

D.G. Martin Interviews Jaki Shelton Green

Poet Jaki Shelton Green, of Mebane, will be inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 12. She sat down with D.G. Martin recently on WCHL 97.9 FM to talk about her work with female prisoners, how she writes “always with fear,” and her hope that her poetry can be understood […]

Valerie Macon is North Carolina’s New Poet Laureate

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, North Carolina Writers’ Network The North Carolina Writers’ Network stands for writing as “everybody’s art.” In our mission statement, we affirm that “writing is necessary both for self-expression and a healthy community, that well-written words can connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing […]

Carrie Knowles Named New Piedmont Laureate

Longtime North Carolina Writers’ Network member Carrie Knowles, of Raleigh, has been selected as the 2014 Piedmont Laureate in the Short Story. As Piedmont Laureate, Knowles will receive an honorarium and serve until December 31, 2014. Her duties will include presenting public readings and workshops, participating at select public functions, and creating at least one […]

Help Heal Our Poet

We received an e-mail today from longtime friend and distinguished poet Jaki Shelton Green. We’re sharing it here in hopes that you’ll consider her request: My family and friends are uniting to raise money to help me battle an undiagnosed chronic illness without health insurance. The funds raised will be used for my medical costs. I […]

Play to Honor Jaki Shelton Green, Longtime Literary Friend to Many

On Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm, Health Touch NC in Durham will present a special performance of the one-woman show, Mama Juggs, an award-winning play about breast health and women’s issues. Inspired by true stories from the playwright’s life, 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Health Bra Art Project to Improve […]

Post-Fall Conference Roundup

We’ve recovered from the 2008 Fall Conference.  I think.  Maybe.  Anyway, here’s a roundup of links and other bits, some Fall Conference-related, some not: These good folks all talked about the Fall Conference on their own blogs – http://kristiewithak.blogspot.com/2008/11/north-carolina-writers-network-fall_17.html http://vickilanemysteries.blogspot.com/2008/11/ron-rashs-serena.html http://carolhenderson.blogspot.com/2008/11/home-again-home-again.html http://kristiewithak.blogspot.com/2008/11/north-carolina-writers-network-fall.html http://bluepencilediting.blogspot.com/2008/11/use-your-editing-skills-for-good.html This writer asks What’s Right With MFA Programs? Karen Spears Zacharias ponders […]