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Be the Next Piedmont Laureate

The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from speculative fiction authors for 2015. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham, or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is September 19 at 4:00 pm. The Piedmont Laureate program, co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts […]

Instructors Return to Conference: As Attendees

There might be no better proof of the value of our writing workshops than the fact that four former NCWN conference instructors have registered for the 2014 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building on UNCG’s campus. Paul Austin (Fall Conference 2012), Rebecca Black (Spring Conference 2012), Terry L. Kennedy (Spring Conference […]

Carrie Knowles Named New Piedmont Laureate

Longtime North Carolina Writers’ Network member Carrie Knowles, of Raleigh, has been selected as the 2014 Piedmont Laureate in the Short Story. As Piedmont Laureate, Knowles will receive an honorarium and serve until December 31, 2014. Her duties will include presenting public readings and workshops, participating at select public functions, and creating at least one […]

John Claude Bemis Named 2013 Piedmont Laureate

From the City of Raleigh Public Affairs Department: John Claude Bemis, a children’s book author, educator and presenter from Hillsborough, has been selected as the region’s 2013 Piedmont Laureate. Mr. Bemis will be introduced as the new laureate at various workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout the Piedmont Laureate sponsoring agencies’ four-county area that […]

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 […]

New Piedmont Laureate Named

Journalist and author Scott Huler is the new Piedmont Laureate, promoting literature and literacy in the Triangle and surrounding counties. Congratulations to Scott, who “has written on everything from the death penalty to bikini waxing and from NASCAR racing to the stealth bomber for The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and Los Angeles […]

Link Round-Up

Here’s a round-up of interesting links that have come my way over the last couple of weeks. Here, U.S. News & World Report examines the professional benefits of social networking sites like Facebook. While here, Joshilyn Jackson examines the somewhat less-professional benefits. On BiblioBuffet, author Lev Raphael takes on the writer’s archenemy: the intrusive copy […]