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Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to NCWN trustee Katie Winkler: the world premiere of her play Battered will be produced by the Theatre Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, April 10-14. The drama, a contemporary story about domestic violence, is inspired by, and a partial adaptation of, the Victorian poet Robert Browning's classic novel-length poem "The Ring and the Book." This will mark Katie's fifth production at Blue Ridge Community College, where she teaches composition and British literature. Also a fiction writer, blogger, and editor of the journal Teach. Write., she is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.


Hats Off! to Gail Z. Martin, whose novel Scourge was named the winner of the 2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award from the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation. The novel is Martin’s seventh nomination but her first win. She's had at least one novel named as a finalist in each of the award’s first five years.The award is named for Wellman, author of eighty books that mixed history, biography, folklore, fantasy, mystery, and true murders. He was a 1996 inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.


Hats Off! to Heather Bell Adams of Raleigh whose independent scholar paper, "Nature in Ron Rash's Burning Bright," has been accepted by the American Comparative Literature Association. Heather will present the paper at the ACLA annual meeting March 7-10 at Georgetown University. Also, her short story "Three Clicks" was a finalist for the 2018 Ron Rash Award in Fiction and will appear in Broad River Review's upcoming issue.


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