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Fiore to Step Down as NCWN Communications Director

After more than a decade of dedicated service, Charles Fiore will step down as NCWN Communications Director following the 2022 Spring Conference.

Since beginning as part-time Communications Coordinator in 2011, Fiore has been the “Voice of the Network,” primarily responsible for its website, social media feeds, and e-blasts to members and media.

He also started, in 2016, the Network’s Online Series of virtual classes, and continues to oversee them. His has been a familiar and welcoming presence at the Network’s conferences, as well as other literary events around the state and beyond.

“This is the end of an era for the Network,” NCWN executive director Ed Southern said. “This organization is stronger, more dynamic, and—to be blunt—bigger because of Charles’s work.”

While he no longer will work for the Network, he will remain a North Carolina writer. Fiore is the author of four novels and the host of the podcast A440. His most recent novel, Coyote Loop, was named Honorable Mention for the 2021 Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association. His short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, New South, and storySouth, while his other work has appeared on NPR and in the TriQuarterly Review and elsewhere.

“We will miss Charles,” Southern said, “and wish him, his writing, and his family all the best.”