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Vote for Our Fall Conference!

The Writer magazine is on a “hunt” to find their readers’ favorite writing conferences across the U.S. Because we have no shame, we’re just going to come on out and ask: will you vote for the North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Fall Conference? To vote, click here. If you’ve been to a Fall Conference and […]

How Did You Hear about the Network?

When you next renew your NCWN membership—or whenever you freeloaders who enjoy all this free content eventually cough up a membership fee (ha!)—you’ll notice a new addition to the registration form. We’ve now included the question, “How did you hear about us?” First thing’s first: even though this question will appear on your renewal form, it […]

Linda Flowers Literary Award Now Open

Submissions are now open for the Linda Flowers Literary Award, which grants $1,500 and a stipend for a writer’s residency at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines. This award is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council. In all its endeavors, the NCHC celebrates “excellence in the humanities achieved by […]

Nobody Writes Alone: Lee Smith

In support of the North Carolina Writers’ Network “Nobody Writes Alone” campaign, we’ve asked beloved authors to weigh-in on what the North Carolina Writers’ Network means to them. “In my travels over these United States, I am often asked why North Carolina has so many good writers—and my answer never varies. No other state has […]

NCWN: Now on LinkedIn

Thanks to Chuck Thurston, the Regional Rep for Cabarrus and Rowan Counties, the North Carolina Writers’ Network now has a Group page on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a “business-oriented social networking service.” If Facebook is a high school reunion and Twitter is a cocktail party, LinkedIn is a business lunch—a place to build your professional identity, […]

Call to Action for NCWN Members: Vote Now

If you’re a member in good standing with the North Carolina Writers’ Network, you now have the opportunity to vote on recent revisions to the NCWN Bylaws. These revisions have been provisionally approved by the NCWN Board of Trustees. However, the final vote lies with our membership. That is, the final decision is up to […]

Happy Trails to Our Intern, Claire Korzen

They say all good things must come to an end, and so we bid farewell to our intern extraordinaire, Claire Korzen. Claire, a native of Kernersville and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, has been an intern with the Network since June. But she is leaving us for the greener pastures of a full-time paying job, […]

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 […]

Why We Do What We Do

NCWN member Glenda Council Beall wrote a touching and inspirational blog post on Wednesday at My Name Is Not Bob, the blog of poet Robert Lee Brewer. Glenda recounts how when she first began her writing journey, it was poet Nancy Simpson and NetWest who reached out and validated her for the first time: “Nancy […]

Echoes Across the Blue Ridge Reviewed in WNC Women

We just heard a rumor that the December 2011 issue of WNC Women will feature an ebullient review of Echoes Across the Blue Ridge: Stories, Essays, and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains (Winding Path Publishing, 2010). In a sneak peak, reviewer Mary Ickes said, “In all sincerity, I’ve […]