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Valerie Macon is North Carolina’s New Poet Laureate

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, North Carolina Writers’ Network The North Carolina Writers’ Network stands for writing as “everybody’s art.” In our mission statement, we affirm that “writing is necessary both for self-expression and a healthy community, that well-written words can connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing […]

Black Mountain College Explores Connecton Between Art and Environment

On Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm, The Black Mountain Museum & Arts Center in Asheville will host a creative “happening” to celebrate the release of Far from the Centers of Ambition, a two-volume collection of writing and art published by Lenoir-Rhyne University. This project grew out of the 2008 “Spirit of Black Mountain College” celebration, […]

A New Toast to the Old North State: Part II

One of our small groups—clearly made up entirely of overachievers—decided to write not merely one new stanza for North Carolina’s official state toast, but three stanzas. Here they are (and yes, we gave all the contributors extra brownie points): Here’s to the land of Wolfe and of Price These authors who claimed the Pulitzer twice […]

Reynolds Price

Reynolds Price, one of our state’s finest writers and human beings, has passed away. Many of you knew Mr. Price very well, and are mourning the passing not just of a literary hero, but of a friend.  I only met him once, but he was one of the few men I’ve ever known who was […]

The Sahara of the Bozart? Still?

NCWN member Dannye Romine Powell wrote a column for yesterday’s Charlotte Observer remarking on a travel piece that appeared recently in the New York Times.  The Times article focused on center-city Charlotte’s new Wells Fargo Cultural Campus and the city’s other museums and cultural offerings, under the headline “Arts Oasis in a Sporty Town.” Dannye […]