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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 […]

Did I Mention Peace College is Air-Conditioned?

That’s right – if you come to the 2010 Squire Summer Writing Residency, not only do you get to spend a weekend learning, working, and socializing with other talented and dedicated writers from across the state (and beyond), but you get to do so in air-conditioned comfort.  The Residency’s registration deadline is Monday, so sign […]

Write That New South!

At long last, Writing the New South is back from hiatus with an essay by Bob McCarthy.  I hope you’ll all check it out soon.  Look for the next new WNS posting in about two weeks. With Writing the New South back in action, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone […]

The Network on the Radio

If you’re in the Triangle, tune into WCHL (1360 AM) at 6 tonight for “Who’s Talking with D. G. Martin.” D. G.’s guests tonight are NCWN director Ed Southern (yours truly) and Alice Osborn, the Network’s Wake County Regional Rep, who will be teaching a workshop called “How to Fit Social Media Into Our Busy […]

Summer Residency Still Open

I’ve talked to several Network members in the last few days who asked if the Squire Summer Writing Residency workshops are already full. They’re not.  We still have space available in all three workshops: poetry with Cathy Smith Bowers, fiction with Tommy Hays, and creative nonfiction with Catherine Reid. Please visit www.ncwriters.org to sign up.  […]