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NCWN Offices Closed Friday

The offices of the North Carolina Writers’ Network will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 6.  We will be open again on Monday, April 9. This afternoon, which happens to be Opening Day of Major League Baseball, we are open . . . just very distracted.

1940 Census Release

from the NC Department of Cultural Resources: RALEIGH, N.C. — On Monday, April 2, the State Library of North Carolina will highlight the first-ever release of pivotal 1940 census data with period music, a 1940 current event quiz, a toy and clothing display from the N.C. Museum of History, films and a presentation by Kelly Karres […]

North Carolina Gets a New Bookstore

From today’s Shelf Awareness: Duck’s Cottage Downtown Books Opens in Manteo Congratulations to Duck’s Cottage Downtown Books, which opened last Thursday in Manteo, N.C. Owners Paige Griffin and Jamie Layton (in photo) reported that the first day was “busy and prosperous” and that they were “were amazed by the number of Manteo residents, fellow downtown […]

OK, Let’s Go Over This One More Time

I just picked my jaw up off the floor after listening to this story on WFDD, my local NPR affiliate.  Be sure to listen/read all the way to the kicker at the end. As I’ve said before, and I’m sure I’ll say again: if you make it up, it’s fiction.  The issue that this story […]

NCWN Members on SIBA Long List

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) just released the Long List of nominees for the 2012 SIBA Book Awards, and the Network was well represented.  Congratulations to the members who made the list: New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle (UNC Press) A Passel of Hate by Joe Epley (CreateSpace) Accidental Birds of the Carolinas […]

Robert Watson

Late yesterday we learned of the passing of poet, novelist, and teacher Robert Watson, long of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Watson came to what was then the Woman’s College of North Carolina in 1953, and stayed until his retirement in 1987.  During that time he co-founded the renowned Greensboro Review, and helped […]

O’Connor and McCullough

I never trust admonitions about “how to be a writer”: “If you want to be a writer, you must . . .”; “A real writer should . . .”  Really, all you have to do to be a writer is write; all you should do to be a writer is work really, really hard at […]

Congratulations are in order . . .

. . . to Raleigh dramatist Ian Finley, who has been named the 2012 Piedmont Laureate for the Triangle and adjacent counties: “Working primarily with Burning Coal Theatre Company, he has brought more than 70 different stories from the area’s history to life on stage through collaborations with Oakwood Cemetery, the Mordecai House, Raleigh City […]

The Writingest State, indeed

Let’s put it this way: in 1922, no one had heard of Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, or the Fugitive poets. Yet down in little ol’ Charlotte (a city that was, in fact, little in 1922), a group of writers came together to form the Charlotte Writers’ Club, which will celebrate its 90th Anniversary this year. […]

Lit Mags that Pay

Courtesy of The Review Review, a rundown of literary magazines that pay their contributors. Whatever you do, don’t submit to these journals.  Keep the field clear for the rest of us.