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Meet the Spring Conference Exhibitors – Part 1 of 2

The NC Writers’ Network 2022 Spring Conference happens Saturday, April 23, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and online. In-person attendees will have access to a scaled-down exhibit hall featuring select vendors spaced out to allow for better social distancing. Registration is open! We’ll introduce our eight exhibitors in two […]

UNC-Asheville Creates Writer-in-Residence Program at Wilma Dykeman Home

Somewhere in the train wreck of a year that was 2020, we missed the exciting news that UNC-Asheville has established a Writer-in-Residence program at the childhood home of NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Wilma Dykeman. “This is a program not just for writers, but for all of us who live here Asheville,” said UNC […]

Johnston County Literary and Historical Journal Out Now

The Johnston County Heritage Center has published a new hardcover book: Johnston County Literary and Historical Journal, Volume 1. This collection of poems, short stories, and essays—written by locals—celebrate Johnston County as “a fast-growing rural county in central North Carolina whose history dates back to colonial times.” Like much of North Carolina, roots run deep […]

Ronald H. Bayes, RIP

For the second time in as many weeks, the North Carolina literary community finds itself mourning the loss of a wonderful friend and writer, after learning that North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Ronald H. Bayes passed away over the weekend. He was 89 years old. “Ron Bayes does not consider life a spectator […]

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 […]