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Introducing Our Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 4

Maybe attendees at our Fall Conference show up for the classes, but we feel they stay—and keep coming back for—the camaraderie. That’s where our exhibit hall comes in: a chance for conferencegoers to chat with literary professionals in a relaxed and casual setting. We’ve been introducing our Fall Conference exhibitors over the past two weeks. […]

Introducing NCWN Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. We’ve been introducing our exhibitors over the past couple of couple weeks (check out Part 1 and Part 2….), and here are three more vendors you definitely don’t want to miss. Published since 1992 by East Carolina […]

Legit Southerners Only: The Mule

“No good Southern fiction is complete without a dead mule,” says Val MacEwan, editor and publisher of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. The distinctive name of this online literary magazine, founded in 1996, orginiated in a paper about “Equine Signifiers in Southern Literature” by Dr. Jerry Leath Mills, and it’s a fitting moniker […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part 2

This week and next, we’re introducing those exhibitors who’ll be joining us at our 2017 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 22, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. To read Part 1 of this series, click here. Here are five more vendors who look forward to talking to you at Spring Conference: Minerva Rising […]

Schools Can Teach Skills, and Arts

Kathryn Stripling Byer is a 2012 inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and a former NC poet laureate. She weighed-in recently on the importance of the arts in education in an op-ed piece for The News & Observer in Raleigh. To read the full op-ed piece, click here. In it, Kay shares a visit […]

NCWN-West Hosts “A Day for Writers”

On Saturday, May 6, NCWN-West will host “A Day for Writers” at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., in Sylva. Registration is now open. After morning coffee and a welcome, attendees can choose among workshop offerings that include: “Poetry Workshop” with former NC poet laureate and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn […]

Sally Buckner Receives The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

This Thursday, August 11, Sally Buckner will be honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina is The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that […]

Meet Our Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part III

Over the past two weeks we’ve introduced many of the exhibitors who’ll be at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Fall Conference, November 20-22, in Asheville. Here’s the third and final installment, in alphabetical order—the last, but certainly not the least, of those who’ll make the exhibit hall a truly happening place to be over […]

Squire Summer Writing Residency Offers “Supportive Community”

They say word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool. So we’re not going to list the reasons you should attend NCWN’s 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 23-26 at East Carolina University in Greenville. We won’t go on and on about our awesome faculty (Jan DeBlieu, Amber Flora Thomas, Luke Whisnant) or how […]

So What Does a Poet Laureate, You Know, Actually Do?

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have an official poet laureate; the national Poet Laureate position, established in 1937, carries with it a $35,000 annual stipend. But what does a poet laureate actually do? The Indy Week examined this question in the aftermath of Governor Pat McCrory’s unilateral selection of Valerie Macon as North […]