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NCWN Sponsors Poetry in Plain Sight

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is a proud sponsor of September’s Poetry in Plain Sight Program. Poetry in Plain Sight brings poetry to downtown Winston-Salem. Four poems are chosen each month and displayed on posters in sixteen shop windows throughout Winston-Salem’s Arts District and downtown. The goal is to bring poetry to a wider audience […]

SIBA Announces 2014 Book Award Winners

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced their 2014 Book Award Winners. Two North Carolina residents and a North Carolina-based press are among those honored. Cathy Smith Bowers, of Charlotte, won the Poetry category for The Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers (Press 53). Bowers was North Carolina’s sixth Poet Laureate, 2010-2012. Press 53 is […]

Announcing the 2014 SIBA Book Award Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the finalists for the 2014 SIBA Book Award, and there are several Tar Heel writers and one North Carolina small press among the distinguished list of names. The SIBA Book Award recognizes great southern literature from the last year. These titles represent “booksellers’ favorite hand-sells of the year […]

Winston-Salem Hit with Poetry in Plain Sight

A collective of our friends in Winston-Salem have announced a new initiative: Poetry in Plain Sight. From the press release: Poetry in Plain Sight is an innovative program created to bring poetry to a wider audience and to increase readership of North Carolina poets. Each month through 2013, four different poems will be displayed on […]

Press 53 Promotes Books for Soldiers

Our friends at Press 53 are running the following special promotion. Buy a book from a North Carolina press today, and give something to the men and women in the armed forces: For every book you purchase on our website from Memorial Day weekend until Flag Day (June 14), Press 53 will send, at no […]

Why You Should Attend the 2012 Spring Conference: #4

Throughout the week, we’ll be counting down the Top 5 reasons you should register for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference in Greensboro, NC, on Saturday, April 28. Reason Number 4? Where else will one quick stroll let you hob-nob with publishers, literary magazine editors, and some of the most esteemed literary organizations […]

The Good Kind of Problem to Have

Last Friday night I stopped by Press 53’s ‘New Poetry Launch Party’ in downtown Winston-Salem . . . well, I should say I tried to stop by.  The event drew such a crowd that the best I could do was stand just outside the door and strain to hear. While that stinks for me, personally, […]

Buy books for soldiers, and don’t generalize

The excellent North Carolina Miscellany blog greeted me this morning with this post about the “faculty of generalizing” and the mountains around Asheville, site of the 2011 Fall Conference, November 18 – 20.  Save the date, so you can develop your faculty of specificity. On a more serious note, Press 53 here in Winston-Salem is […]

“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, […]