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One City, One Book Press Release

This is a press release written by and on behalf of Greensboro Public Library. Mark your calendars for the following dates:One City, One Book Engagement Committee Meeting, Tuesday August 15 […]

Peter Makuck: Poet, Editor, & Friend

A remembrance by NCWN trustee Paul Jones: Peter Makuck (1940-2023) passed away on June 21, after a brave battle with cancer. Makuck (or Peter if you prefer) was a force […]

Remembering Longtime NCWN member and trustee Al Manning

Written by Executive Director Ed Southern Longtime NCWN member and trustee Al Manning passed away Sunday, his family has announced on social media. He was 87.  In his long and […]

Oh, Everywhere

Written by Executive Director Ed Southern Less than 48 hours after Deonna blogged about book bans in her home state of Florida, I came across this article in the Charlotte […]

Oh, Florida

Written by Membership Coordinator Deonna Kelli Sayed I’ve shared many times in Highway 64, the recently re-named NCWN journal, how books created a bigger world during my rural north Florida […]


Written by Executive Director Ed Southern Writers who came to the Network’s 2018 Fall Conference in Charlotte* got to see an abridged production of NCWN member Ian Finley’s play Native, […]

In Memory of George Ellison

George Ellison, a naturalist, author, longtime columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times and by all accounts a Western North Carolina treasure, died Feb. 19, according to his daughter, Quintin Ellison. […]

New NCLR Out Now

The Winter 2023 issue of the North Carolina Literary Review is now available online. Give it a read and see a lot of familiar names—maybe even your own.

Randall Jarrell

Written by Executive Director Ed Southern Randall Jarrell was so much more than the namesake of the Network’s annual poetry contest. He was the captain of the tennis team at […]