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Every Sassy Cat Needs Coddling

Only 1 in 3,000 calico cats are male, and of these, most are sterile. Considered lucky by Japanese sailors, who believed calicos protected them from angry storms and sea monsters, calico cats are overwhelmingly female, independent, sassy—and affectionate. Also, they always appreciate a good pampering. Calico Paw Books & Gifts in Henderson, which opened in […]

Burning Coal Turns to Ashe

From our friends at Burning Coal Theatre Company: In the late 60s/early 1970s, a meteor shot across the sportsworld, a young African American tennis player named Arthur Ashe.   He won the US Open in 1968, becoming the first black man to win a “major.”  In 1970, the won the Australian Open, and in 1975, wearing […]

New Date Announced for NC Poet Laureate Installation

Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as the new North Carolina Poet Laureate on Monday, December 10, at 4:00 pm. The event takes place at the State Capitol, 1 East Edenton St., in Raleigh. Seating begins at 3:30 pm, and the program will start at 4:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Please note that […]

Celebrating Eleanora E. Tate

Eleanora E. Tate is a children’s book author, folklorist, short-story writer, creative writing teacher, and former newspaper reporter. We’re also proud to say she’s a longtime member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, and a former board member. During the month of November, Wake County Public Libraries will be celebrating Eleanora’s work through a series […]

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 […]

Registration Closed for SIBA Trade Show Display

Well, that didn’t take long. If you’ve already registered to have your book(s) displayed on the North Carolina Writers’ Network member table at the 2015 SIBA 40th Anniversary Discovery Trade Show, thank you. Registration is now closed: no more online registrations will be accepted, and snail-mail registrations postmarked after July 21 will be returned. We’re […]

City of Oaks Welcomes Boucheron 2015

By R.A. King North Carolina mystery, thriller, and crime writers rejoice: Bouchercon 2015 will be held in Raleigh! This annual convention, which has moved from state to state since 1970, is named in honor of Anthony Boucher, a writer, editor and reviewer of mystery fiction. It’s one of the biggest mystery genre conventions in the […]

Join Us at the NC Museum of History This Saturday

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is pleased to be a sponsor of the 12th annual African American Cultural Celebration, this Saturday at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The Network is sponsoring a panel discussion on ‘North Carolina’s African American Voices,’ moderated by NCWN board member Zelda Lockhart, and featuring Dr. Anjail Rashida […]

Congratulations to Quail Ridge Books & Music!

Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh was selected by The Daily Beast as one of the top twenty-five independent bookstores in the United States. Follow this link to see a photo-essay of each bookstore, including national treasures such as Powell’s (Portland), City Lights (San Francisco), and The Strand (New York City). Quail Ridge Books & […]

Top Ten Moments in NC History

Bill Leslie of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, in his Carolina Conversations blog, is asking readers to nominate their Top Ten “most significant events in North Carolina history.” Among the nominations so far: the founding of the Lost Colony, the Greensboro sit-ins, the Halifax Resolves, the Wright brothers’ first flight, the founding of RTP, and Johnston’s surrender […]