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Wake County Library Hosts Month-Long Celebration of Black Poetry

The Wake County Library system is hosting several virtual events associated with the newly published anthology: Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. The series kicked-off on January 23 with a panel discussion between Lenard Moore and Darrell Stover. Lift Every Voice: A Nationwide Celebration of African American Poetry is […]

2021 Poetry in Plain Sight Poems Chosen

From Sam Barbee, president, and our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: The North Carolina Poetry Society is honored to announce the forty-eight poems to be featured on Poetry In Plain Sight posters have been chosen, and they are outstanding, all fitting our program’s high standards. Ninety-two poets from all around North Carolina submitted […]

Celebrate with Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective

On Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 pm EST, the Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective will celebrate their new anthology, All the Songs We Sing: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina African American Writers Collective (Blair, 2020). Members of the collective, including L. Teresa Church, Angela Belcher Epps, Bridgette A. Lacy, and Lenard D. Moore, will […]

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 […]

NCWN Member Wins First Word-Hoard Treasure Chest Drawing

Bob Slentz-Kesler of Durham has won the first drawing for a Network Word-Hoard Treasure Chest. He will receive a treasure chest (OK, a USPS mailer) filled with literary goodness: journals and magazines whose back issues the Network has been accumulating all year, in the absence of in-person conferences. This Word-Hoard Treasure Chest will include recent […]

WSOC Registrants Can Win “Treasure Chest” in NCWN Drawings

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN We here at the North Carolina Writers’ Network want you to register for our Writingest State Online Conference. We want to share literary excellence and professional know-how with you. We want to clear out the clutter built up in our home offices. Starting October 1, we’re going to do […]

Happy Trails, Rebecca Moore and David Potorti!

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Rebecca Moore, director of marketing, and David Potorti, literature and theater director, have announced their departure from the North Carolina Arts Council. David will leave his position effective July 27 to pursue training in live audio description for arts events, voiceover work, and audiobook narration. Rebecca […]

#BlackoutBestsellerList

This week, you can be part of a campaign to “Black Out” the bestseller lists: This initiative, being shared across social media with the hashtag #BlackoutBestsellerList, has the sole mission of demonstrating Black writers’ power in the publishing industry one book at a time. Purchase any two books by Black writers before June 20 to […]

Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Honored with Caldwell Award

Congratulations to North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., the recipient of the 2020 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. The John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities is the highest honor bestowed by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Created in 1990 to honor distinguished individuals who have strengthened […]

Introducing Cabin Fever Conference Exhibitors: P. 3

We’ll keep registration for The Cabin Fever Conference 2020 open until 9:00 am the morning of: Thursday, April 16. This online-only conference offers up to 630 minutes of online instruction; Faculty Readings; an Open Mic; and a Virtual Exhibit Hall where many publishers will be offering great discounts on titles, and other literary organizations are […]