The North Carolina Writers’ Network Cabin Fever Conference 2020, April 16-18, offers 630 minutes of online instruction plus Faculty Readings; an Open Mic; and a Virtual Exhibit Hall!
Registration is open.
We’ve been introducing this year’s exhibitors a few at at time. (If you missed Part 1, click here.) Here are a few more organizations who’ll be rocking The Cabin Fever Conference 2020:
Redbud Writing Project
10% off all May-June workshops for conference participants! Registration now open!
Redbud Writing Project offers writing classes in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and for May and June of 2020, they’ll offer all of their classes online! Upcoming classes include “Writing the Novel” with Emily Cataneo; “Fiction I” with Shervon Cassim; and “Writing for Children and Young Adults” with Lucie Stevens. Redbud Writing Project also offers Manuscript Consultationsâ€”ideal if you havenâ€™t started writing yet and need help developing your plot, characters, narrative direction, etc., or if you have a polished draft and need help figuring out how to bring your project to the next level. Redbud: It’s the write time to join them. That’s right. They know puns. And writing.
North Carolina Literary Map
Connecting the lives and creative work of authors to real (and imaginary) geographic locations.
The mission of the North Carolina Literary Map is to highlight the literary heritage of the state by connecting the lives and creative work of authors to real (and imaginary) geographic locations. Through the development of a searchable and browseable data-driven online map, users are able to access a database, learning tools, and cultural resources, to deepen their understanding of specific authors as well as the cultural space that shaped these literary works. The NC Literary Map also offers apps for literary walking tours. For exaple, there are two literary walking tours for Greensboro, one for O. Henry and one for Randall Jarrellâ€”inductees of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, both.
All orders fulfilled through Bookshop, which will help support indie bookstores during this difficult time.
Blair is a nonprofit, independent press that publishes diverse books, including literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction about the American South and beyond. New titles include Blue Marlin, a new novella by North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith; the novel Holding on to Nothing by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne; and Gullah Days: Hilton Head Islanders Before the Bridge 1861-1956 by Emory Shaw Campbell and Carolyn Grant. Blair accepts nonfiction book proposals year-round; they accept fiction and memoir through their three annual contests. Blair editors Robin Miura and Lynn York will lead the session “What a Long Strange Trip: From Manuscript to Finished Book” on Saturday, April 18, at 9:00 am during The Cabin Fever Conference 2020.
North Carolina Poetry Society
An all-volunteer organization especially for poets and friends of poetry.
The North Carolina Poetry Society was founded in 1932. With more than 375 members from North Carolina and beyond, the Poetry Society holds regular meetings four times a year in Southern Pines at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities. In addition, NCPS sponsors annual contests for adults and students, which offer cash prizes and award certificates; the annual Poet Laureate Award, judged by the stateâ€™s poet laureate; the annual Brockman-Campbell Book Award, recognizing the best book published by a North Carolina poet; and the annual Lena M. Shull Book Award, selecting for publication the best full-length unpublished poetry manuscript by a poet living in North Carolina, where the wining manuscript is published by St. Andrews University Press, and the winning poet leads a workshop and gives a reading at Poetry Day Hickory in April. In 2003, the NCPS Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, where three distinguished North Carolina poets are selected annually to mentor student poets in the eastern, central, and western regions of the state. Now in its 9th year, this program is thriving as a significant expansion of NCPS outreach.
Register for The Cabin Fever Conference 2020 here!