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2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation (NCSFF) has announced the preliminary eligibility list for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award. Seventy-nine novels written in 2014 are eligible. The Manly Wade Wellman Award honors outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy in novels written by North Carolina authors, defined as writers who have made their primary […]

Come See Us at BookMarks This Weekend

What are you doing on Saturday? The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have a booth at the BookMarks Festival of Books and Authors in downtown Winston-Salem. Why not stop by and say hi? We’re also the proud sponsor of that day’s “Southern Identity in Writing” panel featuring Jeremy B. Jones, Mary Alice Monroe, and North […]

D.G. Martin Interviews Jaki Shelton Green

Poet Jaki Shelton Green, of Mebane, will be inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 12. She sat down with D.G. Martin recently on WCHL 97.9 FM to talk about her work with female prisoners, how she writes “always with fear,” and her hope that her poetry can be understood […]

The A. R. Ammons Literary Scholarship

Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina, has established the A. R. Ammons Literary Scholarship. A.R. Ammons, an inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, was born in Columbus County in 1926. He has been described as a major American poet in the tradition of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. Generally opting […]

Memorial Service for Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

The University of North Carolina’s Friends of the Library will host a memorial service for Louis D. Rubin, Jr., on Sunday, February 9, at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Genome Sciences Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rubin was a beloved editor, novelist, essayist, teacher, and publisher. He and […]

National Book Foundation to Honor Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in October of 2012. Now, the National Book Foundation will honor both her and novelist E.L. Doctorow. From the press release: On November 20th, the National Book Foundation will present the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to E.L. Doctorow […]

Inglis Fletcher Symposium on March 1

Edenton, North Carolina, celebrates its 300th birthday this year. As part of the ongoing festivities, the 300th Committee is hosting a symposium on beloved North Carolina author and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Inglis Fletcher. The symposim will be held Friday, March 1, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1767 Chowan County Courthouse […]

Poems by A.R. Ammons Basis for New Song Cycle

Poems by North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee A.R. Ammons form the basis for a new song cycle by Raleigh composer Dr. J. Mark Scearce. On Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 pm, the Mallarmé Chamber Players will present a concert of art songs, including the world première of a song cycle based on The […]

Calling All Writers: Apply for the 2013-2014 NCAC Artist Fellowships

By Claire Korzen Writers around North Carolina have an opportunity to receive a grant of $10,000 through the NC Arts Council’s yearly Artist Fellowships. Writers, songwriters, and composers are all eligible to apply for the 2013-2014 Fellowship cycle; applications are due at 5:00 pm on November 1, 2012. The NCAC welcomes writing in any medium: […]

Happy (Belated) Birthday to O. Henry!

By Claire Korzen This September, Greensboro-born short story author William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, would have turned 150. Porter wrote hundreds of short stories, two of the most famous being “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.” His stories became renowned for their empathetic portrayals […]