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April Is the Cruelest Month, but It’s Still Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and usually, venues across North Carolina are filled with poets and lovers of poetry, celebrating the written word at events and readings all month long. This year, National Poetry Month is necessarily going to look a little different, but there are still plenty of ways for us to take the […]

RIP Tony Horwitz

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Tony Horwitz died this week, at age 60. He was on book tour for his latest work, Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide. A longtime staffwriter at The New Yorker, Horwitz is arguably best known for Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, his nonfiction […]

NPR on Self-Publishing

In case you missed it, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today included a story by Lynn Neary, posted on their website under the headline “Self-Publishing: No Longer Just a Vanity Project.” Which, y’know, most of us already knew, but it’s nice to get some NPR notice. The story does a good job of examining the […]

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 […]

For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure . . .

“Triad Arts Up Close,” produced by the Triad’s NPR affiliate WFDD-FM, talked this week to me and UNCG’s Terry Kennedy about our upcoming literary events: IndieLit Greensboro on Friday, April 29, and the Network’s Spring Conference on Saturday, April 30. So in case the thunderstorms NC is supposed to get tomorrow aren’t soothing enough for […]

“How to Write a Sentence” and Other Wednesday Links

Welcome to Wednesday. For those of you not in the Triad (or the Triad’s media market), Winston-Salem’s NPR station (WFDD) yesterday morning broadcast an interview with Press 53 founder Kevin Watson, and interview you can listen to here.  Press 53 will celebrate its 5.3-year anniversary with a party in downtown WS on Saturday.  (On Friday, […]