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Hats Off!

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 Emmanuel Kane who contributed to the blog post "Why Does Poetry Matter?" on the Poetry Matters Project, Ltd. "Poetry matters because it captures remotest feelings and thoughts," Kane says. "It takes the mind and soul to a place where others fear to tread. Poetry allows us to be ourselves, to speak our mind, to laugh the healthiest laugh and cry the deepest cry. Poetry reveals who we are and how we want our space, our world, to be or become. As God’s creation, we speak and think and act poetically. Therefore we are poetry and poetry matters.” Kane is the author of Theaters of War (2006) and Growing Flames, Fury and Lavender (PRA Publishing, forthcoming).


Hats Off! to Gina Malone whose short story "Lullaby" claimed Second Place in the 2016-2017 Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Charlotte Writers' Club. Gina won $75. The final judge was Bryn Chancellor.


Hats Off! to Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra whose new short-story collection, The Fish Tank: and Other Stories, was featured on the Carried in Waves podcast at the University of Cork, Ireland. The title story, based on the experiences of the Cuban diaspora, was a finalist in 2016.


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