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Thank You to Our Spring Conference Sponsors

The NCWN Online Spring Conference 2021 runs April 22-24. We are so grateful for our sponsors who made the event possible.

The MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has traditionally hosted Spring Conference when we’ve held it in-person. This year, they’ve been instrumental in helping us arrange programming. The Master of Fine Arts in creative writing is a two-year residency program with an emphasis on providing students with studio time in which to study the writing of fiction or poetry. One of the oldest creative writing programs in the country, since 1965 the faculty has intentionally kept the program small, enabling students to work one-on-one with faculty in a community of writers.

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County supports, enhances, and extends the myriad beneficial impacts of the arts throughout our diverse community, “touching every corner” and advancing the community’s franchise as the “City of Arts & Innovation” and its strategic agenda as a great place to live, work, learn and play. The Arts Council raises and distributes substantial funds through several grant programs and initiatives that have provided over $18 million of funding over the past 10 years.


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Press 53 is the sponsor of both Valerie Nieman’s Master Class in Fiction, “Writing Effective Dialog,” and “How to Read Your Work to Others” (Poetry) with Joseph Mills. Press 53 has been finding and sharing remarkable voices in poetry and short fiction since October, 2005, having published more than 200 titles that have earned more than seventy awards. Press 53 has published poetry and short fiction collections by authors from thirty-five states, including six state poets laureate. In 2011, Press 53 established Prime Number Magazine, a free online journal of distinctive poetry and short fiction.

Spots are stil open in Joeseph Mills’ session, but registration closes Monday, April 19, at 9:00 am. Register here.

Finally, the North Carolina Arts Council provides the Network general programming support. For more than half a century, the NCAC has provided resources for arts programming, education, and leadership across the state.

Thanks to all of our sponsors; please help us share our appreciation by checking out books by Press 53 and giving the Plottr software a spin!