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John Ehle, RIP

John Ehle, author of seventeen books including the classic Land Breakers series, has died at the age of ninety-two. Ehle was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 1997. He received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and the Lillian Smith Award for Southern Fiction, and he is […]

Nominations Open for 2018 North Carolina Awards

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: RALEIGH – Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural […]

Margaret D. Bauer Wins NC Award for Literature

North Carolina Writers’ Network trustee Margaret D. Bauer has been awarded a North Carolina Award for Literature. She and the other 2017 winners will be honored in a ceremony in Raleigh on November 9. Established by the General Assembly in 1961, the North Carolina Award is the highest civilian honor given by the state. Presented […]

The Read on WNC

If you’re at all interested in the literature, history, and social issues of Western North Carolina, you’ll want to check out—and join—The Read on WNC. Founded by Rob Neufeld, longtime columnist for The Asheville Citizen-Times and director of the “Together We Read” program, The Read on WNC offers a virtual community for artists, historians, and cultural connoisseurs. […]

Joseph Bathanti Receives North Carolina Award

Former North Carolina poet laureate Joseph Bathanti has received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the highest civilian honor in the state. A longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and a familiar face at Network events (he was most recently the featured guest at Saturday’s Fall Conference luncheon, in 2014), Bathanti is the […]