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Goggin Repeats as NC Representative for Poetry Out Loud

Moore County high school student Casey Goggin was crowned the North Carolina champion of the 2014 Poetry Out Loud Competition for the second year in a row. That’s back-to-back championships for the sixteen-year-old from Pine Crest High School—officially making him a dynasty. At least in our books. Goggin recited complex poems “The Bad Old Days” […]

More News from the Book Biz, Presented Without Comment

from John Scalzi’s Whatever blog: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/03/06/note-to-sff-writers-random-houses-hydra-imprint-has-appallingly-bad-contract-terms/

News from the Book Biz, presented without comment*

From today’s Shelf Awareness: Law Firm ‘Investigating’ Author Solutions Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, a New York City law firm that boasts of having “consistently delivered big results for our clients and, in our class actions, for consumers and small businesses injured by deceptive and unlawful conduct,” is, it said, “investigating the practices” of Author […]

Join Us at the NC Museum of History This Saturday

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is pleased to be a sponsor of the 12th annual African American Cultural Celebration, this Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The Network is sponsoring a panel discussion on ‘North Carolina’s African American Voices,’ moderated by NCWN board member Zelda Lockhart, and featuring Dr. Anjail Rashida […]

NPR on Self-Publishing

In case you missed it, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today included a story by Lynn Neary, posted on their website under the headline “Self-Publishing: No Longer Just a Vanity Project.” Which, y’know, most of us already knew, but it’s nice to get some NPR notice. The story does a good job of examining the […]

Urgent Alert from the NC Center for Nonprofits

This morning I received the following message from the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits:   “Protect the Work of Nonprofits – Make 2 Urgent Phone Calls Today News media are reporting that the President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are seriously considering imposing new limits on the charitable giving incentive as part of […]

Steven Pressfield Follows the Money

Many of us became writers hoping to avoid math, and none of us need to feel sorry for E.L. James. Having said that, novelist Steven Pressfield makes a persuasive argument (with the math to back it up) about how much money E. L. James lost when she sold her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy to […]

Lit Map Book Club

The North Carolina Literary Map is up and running and an easy (if informative) way to lose an entire afternoon. To help make sure that North Carolina’s finest writers and writing are not only mapped and celebrated, but also, y’know, read, the good folks behind the Lit Map have launched their own online book club. […]

North Carolina Bookwatch this Friday

For 15 years, UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch has celebrated and supported our state’s writers.* This Friday, it’s our turn to support them. Tune in to UNC-TV this Friday, November 30, at 9:30 PM, to see host D. G. Martin* talk to Jill McCorkle* and Lee Smith* about their upcoming novels. Then call 1-800-984-9090 to make […]

Lost & Found

While we hope everyone takes something unexpected away from our Fall Conference, we ended up taking home something we did not mean to – If any 2012 Fall Conference registrants lost a scarf at the conference hotel, please e-mail a description to ed@ncwriters.org, and we will send you your garment.  (Do scarves count as garments?) […]