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Firefly Helps Women Heal by Finding their Voice

For years, LaVenson Press Studios, in Hillsborough, has offered “women and young women writing workshops that instill emotional, and psychological truth in their writing.” Founded by Zelda Lockhart, the 2010 Piedmont Laureate, LaVenson Press Studios helps women use writing as a mode of healing and a way to celebrate their natural gifts. Firefly Ridge Literary […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Spring Conference happens Saturday, April 22, in the MHRA Building and Curry Auditorium of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There’s still time to pre-register! Along with the usual excellent programming and class offerings, Spring Conference hosts an exhibit hall packed with vendors representing some of the finest […]

Mimi Herman is Piedmont Laureate

We’re outrageously tardy in passing along this news, but if you haven’t heard, poet Mimi Herman was named the 2017 Piedmont Laureate, and we want to take a moment to extend our heartiest, if belated, congratulations. Each year, the arts commissions of Durham, Orange County, Raleigh, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake […]

Meet Our Spring Conference Exhibitors – Part 2

Workshops and sessions are only part of what Spring Conference is all about. Just as rewarding—and equally fun—is the chance to stroll the exhibit hall, where North Carolina-based vendors representing some of the most esteemed literary organizations in the state will happily chat with you about just about anything. It’s a good chance to talk […]

The 2016 Piedmont Laureate

Durham mystery writer Katy Munger has been named the 2016 Piedmont Laureate. The Piedmont Laureate program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to come together and celebrate the art of writing. Co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh […]

Be the Next Piedmont Laureate

The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from speculative fiction authors for 2015. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham, or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is September 19 at 4:00 pm. The Piedmont Laureate program, co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts […]

Carrie Knowles Named New Piedmont Laureate

Longtime North Carolina Writers’ Network member Carrie Knowles, of Raleigh, has been selected as the 2014 Piedmont Laureate in the Short Story. As Piedmont Laureate, Knowles will receive an honorarium and serve until December 31, 2014. Her duties will include presenting public readings and workshops, participating at select public functions, and creating at least one […]

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 […]