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Next NCHC Breakout Book Discussion Is February 16

Next month, the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) continues its Statewide Read program, a virtual book club for residents across the state that dives headfirst into a highly topical subject, climate change, through preselected works of fiction. On February 16, at 6:30 pm, join NCHC for a Breakout Book Discussion of The Water Knife by […]

2021 Poetry in Plain Sight Poems Chosen

From Sam Barbee, president, and our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: The North Carolina Poetry Society is honored to announce the forty-eight poems to be featured on Poetry In Plain Sight posters have been chosen, and they are outstanding, all fitting our program’s high standards. Ninety-two poets from all around North Carolina submitted […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Writers

It’s the giving season, which means there might be a writer on your list. Or maybe you’re that lucky writer on someone else’s list! Either way, here are some great gift ideas for writers: A gift certificate to your local independent bookstore. Good writers are wide readers. Plus, you support a local business! It’s a […]

Bookmarks’ Silent Auction

Something in a person loves a silent auction. A silent auction awakens the American Picker in all of us. Who doesn’t love browsing discounted items, appraising, shrewdly scanning for the best deal? And there’s the competitive component as well, as we outbid the person who outbid us and then wait for their inevitable re-bid, wondering […]

Join Some Literary Frivolity this Sunday

Writers, you are invited to a party! Literary Frivolity launches 2020 in celebration of the North Carolina literary community, readers, and PEN America members and supporters on Sunday, February 23, at The Pinhook in Durham, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come toast the new year with NC writers, readers, and musical guest Quilla. The evening will feature a […]

NCWN at NC Rural Assembly This Week

If you’re heading to the North Carolina Rural Assembly this week, in Raleigh, be sure to swing through the exhibit hall and stop by our table. Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, will lead the breakout session “(Re)Writing the Rural Narrative” at 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 21. Other special guests […]

Be Part of the Crowd for our Online Open Mic

Tonight at 7:00 pm EST, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will host our first-ever Online Open Mic. Fourteen brave souls will read for five minutes each. They’ll come from every corner of North Carolina, from Fletcher to Kill Devil Hills, to share poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and more. It’s totally free, and we’d love for […]

Ecotone Explores Landscapes, Literary and Otherwise

Ecotone magazine was founded by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2005. Its impact was immediate: the inaugural issue featured an essay by eventual North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Clyde Edgerton; poetry by and an interview with eventual National Book Award winner Mark Doty […]

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/