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An Interview with Ecotone editor Anna Lena Phillips Bell

Communications Director Katherine O’Hara sits down with Ecotone editor Anna Lena Phillips Bell to talk about the NCWN sponsored Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Contest (closing for submissions THIS SUNDAY) and to reflect on the […]

Meet the 2023 Piedmont Laureate

Spoken word artist and poet Dasan Ahanu is announced as the 2023 Piedmont Laureate. Dasan, also known as Chris Massenburg, is a distinguished “public speaker, organizer, curator, educator, poet, spoken […]


More on Moore County

A statement from the North Carolina Writers’ Network We at the Network are happy and relieved to share The Pilot’s report that power has been restored to all Moore County […]


Moore County: A Brief Statement

A statement from the North Carolina Writers’ Network Like everyone across the country—everyone with a shred of decency, at least—the staff and board of the North Carolina Writers’ Network are […]

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 […]