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NCWN at AWP in KC, OK?

By far the best thing about my one other AWP was seeing writer friends, both from here in the Writingest State & all across the land. So if you plan […]

North Carolina Reads

North Carolina Reads, North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club, annually features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equity and the history and culture of North Carolina. […]

The Work Should Be the Reward

My wife loves Nick Saban because he’s the GOAT of college football coaches, and because he was, until this week, the coach of her beloved Alabama Crimson Tide. I love […]


Give Yourself the Gift of a Manuscript Critique

Have a manuscript you believe in, but it’s not quite there yet? Need help shaping up your work? Want to avoid stereotypes and clichés that make your characters less-than-complex? Our Critique […]


“In memory of a departed friend . . .”

The Network is sorry to have to share the sad news of the passing of Raven Chiong, the Regional Rep for Clay County. We can offer no finer memorial to […]

Affirmation of Welcome

NCWN Trustee Jessica Jacobs is also the founder and executive director of Yetzirah: a hearth for Jewish poetry, a nonprofit with whom the Network has worked. In response to an alarming […]

Tuesday’s Gone, But You Still Can Give (& Get)

Great and many thanks to all of you who gave to (and got from) the North Carolina Writers’ Network on Giving (& Getting) Tuesday yesterday. For those of you who […]