Skip to content

Tag Archives: Ron Rash

2020 Kathryn Byer Prize in Poetry Winner

This winter, Western Carolina University sponsored the first annual LitFest Creative Writing Competition, awarding prizes in the categories of fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. The winner of this year’s Kathryn Byer Prize in Poetry was Rae Hanes for “How to Make Spaghetti.” “The poem is very clever,” said final judge Kevin Boyle, “a very nice […]

Announcing LIVE at White Rock Hall Performance Series

   Asheville poet and longtime friend of the Network Keith Flynn has launched a new, live performance series: LIVE at White Rock Hall. Live at White Rock Hall pairs world-class poets, authors, and songwriters with award-winning musicians to create a collaboration that would exist no other way. Guests so far in Season 1 include […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference happens November 8-10 in Ashveille. Ron Rash will give the Keynote Address; there are a full slate of course offerings for writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and stage and screen; and there will be an exhibit hall packed with some of the most renowned literary journals […]

Charles Frazier, Hub City Launch Cold Mountain Fund Series

From our friends at Hub City Press SPARTANBURG, S.C.—National Book Award Winner Charles Frazier and Hub City Press are teaming up on a new series of books spotlighting extraordinary writers from the American South. Beginning in spring 2019, the Cold Mountain Fund Series will publish literary fiction in hardback. Frazier, bestselling author of Cold Mountain, […]

What Other States Offer Literary Halls of Fame?

On Sunday, October 7, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Penelope Niven, and Marsha White Warren will join the sixty writers currently enshrined. We’re not the only Southern state to offer a Literary or “Writers” Hall of Fame. The Alabama […]

A Sense of Permanence and Place: Pisgah Review

Pisgah National Forest covers approximately 86,700 acres in Western North Carolina and was established as one of the first national forests in the United States. It was also the site of the country’s first forestry school. Very much rooted in its sense of history and place, Pisgah Review publishes two issues a year out of […]

How Do You Spell Yemassee? Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y

Since 1993, students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina have produced Yemassee literary journal. In little more than a generation, Yemassee has thrust itself into the national spotlight, becoming not only a community anchor by hosting events and readings around the Columbia area, but also establishing a presence […]

2017 Southern Book Prize Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the finalists for the 2017 Southern Book Prize. The finalists include NCWN members: Taylor Brown, for Fallen Land (St. Martin’s Press) Ross Howell, Jr., for Foresaken (NewSouth Books) Sheryl Monks, for Monsters in Appalachia: Stories (West Virginia University Press) Robert Morgan, for Chasing the North Star (Algonquin Books) […]

Born from Chaos, Broad River Review Shines Bright

In 1968, America was in the rocky middle: of Vietnam, of the Cold War, of shootouts between Black Panthers and police, and student protests on campuses all across the country. From this chaos was born a literary magazine, the Broad River Review, the official rag of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, a town that is […]

RIP Blue Ridge Bookfest

For the past eight years, the Blue Ridge Bookfest has been a cultural fixture of Western North Carolina, and an important thread in our state’s literary tapestry. Unfortunately, in an e-mail sent today by festival organizers, we’ve learned that 2016 was the last year for the festival. “Over the eight years we hosted more than […]