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Post-Fall Conference Roundup

We’ve recovered from the 2008 Fall Conference.  I think.  Maybe.  Anyway, here’s a roundup of links and other bits, some Fall Conference-related, some not:

These good folks all talked about the Fall Conference on their own blogs –

This writer asks What’s Right With MFA Programs?

Karen Spears Zacharias ponders “The Problem with Public Humiliation.”

Janet Reid lists the best ways to shoot yourself in the foot, when querying an agent.

Good news, indeed: librarians in Rockingham County have picked up where the Greensboro News & Record, by cutting their book page, left off.  They’re reviewing books online here, and they’d like to review books by North Carolina writers.  Like, perhaps, you.

Poet John Amen – our Fall Conference instructor and musical entertainer – will be leading a workshop and reading Sunday, December 7, at Market Street Books in Chapel Hill.  The workshop, sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, will run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., followed by a Pedestal Magazine reading from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Readers will include new Piedmont Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, Randall Jarrell Prize winner Joanna Catherine Scott, and NCWN members and Fall Conference attendees Sara Claytor, Alice Osborn, and Malaika King Albrecht.  To register for the workshop, please e-mail Celisa Steele at

Finally, our North Carolina Poet Laureate, Kathryn Stripling Byer, says goodbye to Debbie McGill on her blog, and reads her poetry accompanied by beautiful music here.