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David T. Manning, RIP

The North Carolina literary community mourns the loss of beloved poet and friend David Treadway Manning (1928 – 2021), who passed away on November 24. Productive until the end, his poetry collection Sailing the Bright Stream: New & Selected Poems (Press 53) won the 2021 Brockman Campbell Award for Poetry from the NC Poetry Society. […]

Poetry In Plain Sight 2022 – 2023

By Sam Barbee, North Carolina Poetry Society I am pleased to announce the 48 poems to be featured in Poetry In Plain Sight 2022 and 2023 have been selected. Eighty-one North Carolina poets submitted this year, with overall entries totaling two hundred and eleven. For the complete list, click here. The judges commented on the […]

Meet the NCWN 2021 Fall Conference Exhibitors – Part I

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2021 Fall Conference runs November 19-21 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham/RTP. We’re thrilled to offer a full weekend of classes and programs on the craft and business of writing, including a Keynote Address by NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green; a “Community Journalism” panel sponsored by PEN America; and […]

Thank You to Our Spring Conference Sponsors

The NCWN Online Spring Conference 2021 runs April 22-24. We are so grateful for our sponsors who made the event possible. The MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has traditionally hosted Spring Conference when we’ve held it in-person. This year, they’ve been instrumental in helping us arrange programming. […]

2021 Poetry in Plain Sight Poems Chosen

From Sam Barbee, president, and our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: The North Carolina Poetry Society is honored to announce the forty-eight poems to be featured on Poetry In Plain Sight posters have been chosen, and they are outstanding, all fitting our program’s high standards. Ninety-two poets from all around North Carolina submitted […]

Poetry in Plain Sight Update

The North Carolina Poetry Society passed along the following update on their Poetry in Plain Sight program: To all 92 poets who participated in PIPS, on behalf of the NC Poetry Society, thank you for sharing your discerning work. (NCPS) will notify the 48 poets whose poems were chosen in November, and will post titles […]

Happy Anniversary to Press 53

Press 53, based in Winston-Salem, turns fifteen years old today: happy birthday! To celebrate, they’re blowing it out during the month of October with events such as: Robert Scotellaro reading flash fictions from his collection, What Are the Chances? Thursday, October 1, 9:00 pm Register Terri Kirby Erickson reads from her new poetry collection, A […]

Bookmarks’ Silent Auction

Something in a person loves a silent auction. A silent auction awakens the American Picker in all of us. Who doesn’t love browsing discounted items, appraising, shrewdly scanning for the best deal? And there’s the competitive component as well, as we outbid the person who outbid us and then wait for their inevitable re-bid, wondering […]

It’s International Short Story Month!

On the one hand, yes, absolutely, this completely seems like an unnecessary holiday. But on the other hand, any excuse for celebrating the written word, right? Coming hot on the heels of National Poetry Month (and not to be outdone), International Short Story Month takes the entire month of May to ponder, share, explore, and […]

Introducing Cabin Fever Conference Exhibitors: P. 3

We’ll keep registration for The Cabin Fever Conference 2020 open until 9:00 am the morning of: Thursday, April 16. This online-only conference offers up to 630 minutes of online instruction; Faculty Readings; an Open Mic; and a Virtual Exhibit Hall where many publishers will be offering great discounts on titles, and other literary organizations are […]