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In the Company of Laureates

Like astronauts or living U.S. presidents, poet laureates are a pretty exclusive club. There aren’t that many of them, by nature of the job description—to serve as ambassadors for poetry and literature in their city, state, or nation. On Saturday, October 11, from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts at George […]

Come See Us at Bouchercon 2015

Bouchercon 2015 opens in one week. The North Carolina Writers’ Network will have a booth at the convention, so please come by and say hello. You might have the pleasure of sharing a few laughs with one of our tireless board members who will be around all weekend. Wondering who else is going to be […]

Natasha Trethewey Named 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, native of Gulfport, Mississippi, and current resident of Decatur, Georgia, has been named the next Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the first Southerner to hold the title since the original poet laureate: Robert Penn Warren. She is also the first African-American poet laureate since Rita Dove in 1993. From the […]