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Tag Archives: NC Writers’ Network

Protect Donations to Nonprofits

I received this today from the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: “Next month, a Congressional Super Committee will recommend significant spending cuts and tax changes to reduce the federal deficit. Congress will vote on these proposals in December. Here what’s being proposed: Cuts in funding for nonprofit service providers. Other cuts that will create gaps […]

Fall Conference Scholarships

Friday, October 28, is the deadline to submit scholarship requests for the 2011 Fall Conference, including requests for Mary Belle Campbell Scholarships.  Please submit your current CV or resume, as well as a one-page statement of writing intent that describes your experience and goals as a writer, to Ed Southern at ed@ncwriters.org to be considered.  […]

Special Offer for Fall Conference Registrants

From the North Carolina Literary Review: “The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by and interviews with North Carolina writers, and articles and essays about North Carolina writers, literature, and literary history and culture. We have a special offer available to attendees of the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2011 Fall Conference. […]

Still More Hotel Rooms for Fall Conference

The good folks at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville, hosts of our 2011 Fall Conference, have just added 20 more rooms to our conference block for both Friday and Saturday nights, November 18 and 19.  They have also added 7 rooms each night to our block at the adjacent Sleep Inn. The deadline is October […]

NCAC Director Announces Retirement

We received the following announcement yesterday from the North Carolina Arts Council.  Under Mary’s direction, the NCAC has been one of the Network’s best friends and staunchest supporters.  We wish Mary a long and fulfilling retirement, and thank her for her great service to the state. Dear Colleagues, On March 1, I will retire from […]

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities this Sunday

When I took this job, I was pretty confident in my ability to perform most every task the Network would need its director to do – except for one.  And that one is, for a nonprofit, kind of a biggie. I sincerely dislike asking for money, known in the nonprofit world as fundraising.  I am […]

Hotel Rooms for NCWN Fall Conference

I heard from a couple of members yesterday who said they’d tried to reserve a room at the DoubleTree Hotel for the 2011 Fall Conference, but were told that the Network’s room block was full. The room block was, indeed, full, but I spoke to the DoubleTree yesterday and they have agreed to add some […]

Congratulations

. . . to Maureen Sherbondy of Raleigh, who won Friday’s drawing for the Woolworth Walk gift certificate. This contest was open to anyone and everyone who registered for the Fall Conference on last Friday, September 30.  Look for more drawings and other contests, leading up to the 2011 Fall Conference, November 18 – 20 […]

Psst . . . your registration is open.

I went this afternoon to the Network’s post office box, where I saw the driver of a red Corvette pulled over for speeding on Town Run Lane. For those of you not familiar with downtown Winston-Salem, Town Run Lane is a short little avenue that runs behind the courthouse, so it’s always crowded with police […]

“100 Thousand Poets for Change” Update

More about the September 24 event, from Scott Owens’ ‘Musings‘ blog: NORTH CAROLINA STATE-WIDE ACTIONS! In North Carolina we’re using the Subtitle, Writers for Education. Our state just cut 13,000 teacher positions because the . . . legislature didn’t want to extend a 3/4 of 1 percent sales tax. The UNC School of the Arts […]