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NC Poet Laureate Installation Sep. 19

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Raleigh—Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Wed., Sept. 19 in a ceremony at the State Capitol. The ceremony starts at 4:15 pm in the old House Chamber at the State Capitol, located at One East Edenton St. in downtown […]

Jaki Shelton Green Named NC Poet Laureate

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Governor Roy Cooper today announced that poet, teacher, and community arts advocate Jaki Shelton Green will serve as North Carolina’s ninth poet laureate. “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature,” Governor […]

Impacting the Community: Jacar Press

Jacar Press defines themselves as a “Community-Active Literary Press.” This clearly defined purpose influences all their decisions, from which authors to publish to where the proceeds go. For example, their newest title, Yes, We Be by Patrick Howell, is an “integrated-design poetry book that connects with the Black Arts Movement, Harlem Renaissance, and Afro-Futurism. Proceeds will […]

Snapdragon Offers Healing and Direction for Our Creative Powers

In healing tradition, the snapdragon flower helps redirect creative power into more culturally appropriate endeavors, easing physical ailments such as mouth and jaw tension, grinding teeth, and oral fixations. Snapdragon: a Journal of Art & Healing, offers a platform for self-expression and the healing of the soul. Through poetry and prose, the journal hopes to […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part I

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. While the weekend is jam-packed with classes, panels, readings, and cammaraderie, we always recommend setting aside some time to stroll through the exhibit hall. This year, as every year, our vendors represent some of the best […]

Nobody Writes Alone: Michele Tracy Berger

In support of the North Carolina Writers’ Network “Nobody Writes Alone” campaign, we’ve asked beloved authors to weigh-in on what the North Carolina Writers’ Network means to them. “The expertise, camaraderie, and mentoring that I have received as an NCWN member has been invaluable in helping me develop my writing craft and negotiate the ever […]

Nobody Writes Alone: Alice Osborn

In support of the North Carolina Writers’ Network “Nobody Writes Alone” campaign, we’ve asked beloved authors to weigh-in on what the North Carolina Writers’ Network means to them. Fourteen years ago, I declared I was writer. It was time to finally go for it, but while I knew I couldn’t be anything else, I also […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Spring Conference happens Saturday, April 22, in the MHRA Building and Curry Auditorium of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There’s still time to pre-register! Along with the usual excellent programming and class offerings, Spring Conference hosts an exhibit hall packed with vendors representing some of the finest […]

Nobody Writes Alone: Jaki Shelton Green

In support of the North Carolina Writers’ Network “Nobody Writes Alone” campaign, we’ve asked beloved authors to weigh-in on what the North Carolina Writers’ Network means to them. “The spirit of writing thrives at the North Carolina Writers’ Network. They are a wellspring; a powerful tool for writers in North Carolina, both emerging and established. […]

Mimi Herman is Piedmont Laureate

We’re outrageously tardy in passing along this news, but if you haven’t heard, poet Mimi Herman was named the 2017 Piedmont Laureate, and we want to take a moment to extend our heartiest, if belated, congratulations. Each year, the arts commissions of Durham, Orange County, Raleigh, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake […]