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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 […]

Network Event Sunday, October 16, at Malaprop’s in Asheville

On Sunday, October 16, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will try a new kind of event for writers and readers. “Southern Fictions/Southern Identities” will be a reading by former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, followed by a panel discussion on issues of Southern history and identity with Pamela Duncan and Joseph Bathanti, moderated […]

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 […]

Buy books for soldiers, and don’t generalize

The excellent North Carolina Miscellany blog greeted me this morning with this post about the “faculty of generalizing” and the mountains around Asheville, site of the 2011 Fall Conference, November 18 – 20.  Save the date, so you can develop your faculty of specificity. On a more serious note, Press 53 here in Winston-Salem is […]

Fall Conference in the Charlotte Observer

Well, on the Observer’s website.  Well, not exactly on the website, but in Reading Life editor Pam Kelley’s blog. She’s right, of course – you can join this convergence of writers in the Carolinas’ largest city.  Preregistration ends tomorrow, though, so don’t wait too long or you’ll have to pay a higher fee. Wait, what […]

Much Reading for Your Weekend

There’s a lot going on, now and in the weeks to come: SPARKcon and poetrySPARK are back in the capital, kicking things off tonight with the NCWN Poetry Open Mic Night, hosted by Alice Osborn at Isaac Hunter’s Tavern. The good folks at BiblioBuffet (including our beloved board president Nicki Leone) share their pick of […]

What Would You Do with $20?

Jennifer Pooley, “a former Senior Editor with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow,” posts an interesting proposition on her blog, then uses that proposition to illustrate something all writers should understand about the literary marketplace. A bit closer to home, the North Carolina Poetry Society has launched a new Web site. The Network could still use some […]

Post-Fall Conference Roundup

We’ve recovered from the 2008 Fall Conference.  I think.  Maybe.  Anyway, here’s a roundup of links and other bits, some Fall Conference-related, some not: These good folks all talked about the Fall Conference on their own blogs – http://kristiewithak.blogspot.com/2008/11/north-carolina-writers-network-fall_17.html http://vickilanemysteries.blogspot.com/2008/11/ron-rashs-serena.html http://carolhenderson.blogspot.com/2008/11/home-again-home-again.html http://kristiewithak.blogspot.com/2008/11/north-carolina-writers-network-fall.html http://bluepencilediting.blogspot.com/2008/11/use-your-editing-skills-for-good.html This writer asks What’s Right With MFA Programs? Karen Spears Zacharias ponders […]

A Couple of Notes on Fall Conference 2008

The most consistent complaint about last year’s Fall Conference was the lack of free time to digest all that had been learned, to rest and relax, and to – you know – network.  I heard the word “overprogrammed” several times. This year, we’ve built more free time into the schedule: a “Happy Hour” Saturday evening […]