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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 […]

2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Finalists

Several North Carolina Writers’ Network members are finalists in the 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (formerly known as the SIBA Book Award). The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize features an expanded list of categories – adding Mystery, Thriller, Literary, and History and Life Stories to the traditional categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Cooking, Children’s, and […]

Find Us Tomorrow at Bookmarks

The Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors is tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm in downtown Winston-Salem, in and around the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. We’ll have a booth—so come say “hello”! But don’t miss out on appearances by these Network members: Fall Conference faculty member Robert Beatty reading […]

North Carolina Authors among SIBA Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2015 SIBA Book Award, which recognizes “great southern literature from the last year.” Included among the finalists are NCWN member and Wilmington resident Wiley Cash, author of This Dark Road to Mercy, which was nominated in the Fiction category. Also nominated in the Fiction […]

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 […]

LIVE at White Rock Hall

In 2007, Denise Petrey and her husband, Keith Flynn, purchased the White Rock Presbyterian Church. Built in 1909, the church needed to be moved from the flood plain where it had sat for almost a century. Two years later, a “large truck” and two bulldozers moved the church down the road, the church was re-christened […]