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Relief Funding Now for the Arts

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: As the Executive Director of Arts NC, I know this is an overwhelming time, and that there is much to learn and much to do. I implore you to use the information provided and to please do all of the crucial actions listed below as soon as possible. […]

The Arts and COVID-19

By Wayne Martin, Executive Director, North Carolina Arts Council Dear Friends and Colleagues: The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging all North Carolinians to alter their lifestyles and radically change habits in order to arrest the spread of the virus. The arts and culture sectors in our state are heavily impacted as more and more artists, organizations, […]

Poetry Out Loud Finals on Saturday

Like pretty much each and every one of our plans between now and Monday, this event is no doubt up in the air a bit depending on the severity of the approaching winter storm, but, if you’re around the Triad on Saturday (and let’s face it, by Saturday, you’ll most likely be ready to get […]

Join Some Literary Frivolity this Sunday

Writers, you are invited to a party! Literary Frivolity launches 2020 in celebration of the North Carolina literary community, readers, and PEN America members and supporters on Sunday, February 23, at The Pinhook in Durham, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come toast the new year with NC writers, readers, and musical guest Quilla. The evening will feature a […]

Fall Conference in the News

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference kicks-off tomorrow, and we’ve been all over the news. If you’re already registered, then you can keep getting excited, because you’re part of something big! If you haven’t pre-registered, don’t worry, you can register on-site starting at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 8, at the Doubletree by […]

CALL TO ACTION: $0 from Senate- $1M from House- ACT NOW

Oh, for Kerr Scott’s sake . . . $0? Seriously? The ghost of Terry Sanford is going to come back and haunt this state, we don’t start acting right. Y’all know what to do. Sad to say, we’ve gotten a lot of practice at it, these last several years. Call and write your state senators […]

Nominate a Deserving Writer for NC Award in Literature

The North Carolina Awards are open for nominations through April 15. The North Carolina Awards are the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. Facilitated by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the awards recognize leaders in Fine Arts, Public Service, Science, and Literature. Last year’s winner in Literature was poet and […]

Don’t Miss NC Poet Laureate in 2019!

Jaki Shelton Green, a 2014 inductee to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, was installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate in a ceremony on Raleigh on Monday, February 18. Jaki is the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s “ambassador for poetry and the spoken word.” If you’ve […]

Happy Trails, Nancy Trovillion!

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: For more than 30 years, Nancy Trovillion has served as the Deputy Director of the North Carolina Arts Council, and it has been my privilege to work side by side with one of the most talented arts visionaries in the nation. Nancy is not only a […]

In 2019, Professional Development Opportunities Abound

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will host a one-day Career Development Workshop for Writers, presented by Creative Capital, on Saturday, March 30, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Register here. Creative Capital’s intensive one-day Career Development Workshop will cover strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations and […]