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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?) […]

The Price of Being Popular

The 2012 Fall Conference of the North Carolina Writers’ Network still has plenty of room for you and for all writers, working in all genres, at all levels of skill and experience, all across this state and beyond. The 2012 conference hotel, however, does not. The Embassy Suites in Cary, site of the 2012 NCWN […]

All Writers Can Get Something from the Fall Conference

If you, as a writer, consider yourself too advanced, too accomplished, too doggone cool to learn anything at the NCWN Fall Conference, you may want to consider this comment from a writer who registered yesterday for the conference: “I registered because I wanted to work with Kay Byer, and I am especially interested in her […]

An Apology and an Addendum

If you have not already, you will soon receive the latest issue of the Writers’ Network News, the newsletter of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. If you have not already read all the way through it, looking for one vital piece of information, let me save you some trouble (and possible worry that your eyesight’s […]

An Invitation to NetWest Members

NCWN Executive Director Ed Southern (yep, that’s me) is heading west this Thursday, August 16, to visit with the good folks of NetWest. If you don’t know, NetWest is short for the North Carolina Writers’ Network-West, a chapter of the Network established to connect and serve the writers in North Carolina’s nine westernmost counties – […]

Only One More Week for SR12

You have only one more week to register for the 2012 Squire Summer Writing Residency.  And when we say one week, we mean one week. Registration for this year’s Residency (SR12) will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 – with finality, without exception.* So if you want to immerse yourself in the craft of […]