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Bland Simpson Re-Releases Debut Album for Charity

Bland Simpson was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2020. A former past chair of the Department of English & Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill and the former director of its Creative Writing Program, Bland’s books include The Great Dismal: A Carolinian’s Swamp Memoir (UNC Press, 1990), and Little Rivers and […]

Tommy Hays Named to Order of the Long Leaf Pine

We couldn’t be happier for NCWN Trustee Tommy Hays, who has been named to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the governor of North Carolina. Since 1963, North Carolina’s governors have reserved their highest honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, for persons who have made […]

Margaret Maron, RIP

“I knew from childhood that I wanted to write,” said Margaret Maron in her acceptance speech to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, in 2016, “and I felt that I had a facility for words, but I also felt that I had nothing to say. It was the mystery form that gave me freedom […]

NC Quarantine Literary Tour – Video Posted!

On Thursday, February 18, the North Carolina Literary Map, NC Literary Review, and the NC Writers’ Network hosted the online NC Quarantine Literary Tour: a mountains-to-sea virtual journey to fictional places created by some of the state’s most accomplished authors. The archived video of that event can be viewed here. The NC Quarantine Literary Tour […]

Happy Trails, Marsha Warren!

Happy trails to Marsha Warren who will retire as director of the Paul Green Foundation, effective January 1, 2021. “I’ll very much miss helping carry on Paul Green’s life-long work in support of the arts and human rights,” Marsha said in an e-mail. She has served the Paul Green Foundation for thirty years. In 2018, […]

Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Award Ceremony Thursday

On Thursday, October 29, at 4:00 pm EDT, the North Carolina Humanities Council will honor NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., with the 2020 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. The ceremony will be held online. The celebration includes a special address from Christie Hinson Norris, Director of Carolina […]

Anthony S. Abbott, 1935 – 2020

Anthony S. Abbott was one of those North Carolina writers who believed in, and enacted, the Network’s mission long before there was a Network. He brought writers together, and he seemed to do it effortlessly, instinctively. He knew—at a time when most of the literary world was still mystified by the myth of the “lonely […]

Join Us at NCPS Meeting on Saturday!

Every September, we look forward to spending a Saturday at The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, when the North Carolina Poetry Society hosts their annual fall meeting. This year, for reasons that will be obvious to most any reader, NCPS will hold their annual event online. Although the venue has […]

Doris Betts Fiction Prize Redux

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize has been on a brief, planned hiatus, but we are just one week away from opening submissions to the 2020 competition! We paused the competition for a year to better align the contest with the production calendar of the North Carolina Liteerary Review, which facilitates the prize. First Place wins […]

Randall Kenan, 1963-2020

The board, staff, and members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network join millions around the state, nation, and world to mourn the passing of Randall Kenan. Randall died, apparently of natural causes, late last week at his home in Hillsborough. We offer condolences to his family, close friends, and colleagues, while saving a few for […]