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A Fall Conference Recap by Abigail Portell

Appalachian State University student and bookstagrammer Abigail Portell attended her first NCWN Fall Conference the weekend before last. Here, she reflects on her experience. By Abigail Portell This was my first […]

Philip Gerard, Teacher & Friend

The news of Philip Gerard’s death was the kind of shock that tempts you to think it can’t possibly be true. His vitality was of a kind that seemed irreducible […]

The Writingest County in The Writingest State? 

By: Ed Southern The Writingest State is known for its writerly communities, often centered around colleges: Jackson County and Western Carolina University; the UNCG crowd in Guilford; whole hosts of […]




In Remembrance of Kevin Mcllvoy

Author, teacher, and NCWN member Kevin McIlvoy died suddenly on Friday, September 30. The staff and board of the Network join the many, many others who mourn his passing. The […]


NCWN’s Fall Recommended Reading List

In The Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine by Rachel Lance (Dutton Books) “This past July, I visited the Hunley Museum (in North Charleston, […]