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Happy Asian Pacific Heritage Month!

The month of May is Asian Pacific Heritage month. Looking for ways to explore the history, traditions, and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States? The Asian Pacific American Heritage website is a great place to start. From here, one can explore all kinds of exhibits and collections including: Audio and Video […]

OC Library Celebrates NC Writers

The Orange County Public Library is celebrating North Carolina writers this month. They’re offering a specially curated catalog list, featuring Tar Heel luminaries such as Sarah Dessen, Ron Rash,  and David Sedaris, and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductees Allan Gurganus, Margaret Maron, Robert Morgan, Lee Smith, and more. While the library building remains […]

Creative Nonfiction Launches New Website

Creative Nonfiction launched a new website recently, their first in ten years. We’ve been paying special attention to this launch, because in some ways, the launch of Creative Nonfiction’s new site, and their growth over the past decade, mirrors our own—which is why we just wrapped up a beautifully successful fundraising campaign to revamp our […]

Saturday Is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 24, marks the annual Independent Bookstore Day, a day to support and celebrate your local indie bookshop. Many bookstores around the state and beyond will host a full day of events, contests, readings, special offers, and more. According to the Southern Independent Bookstore Alliance, over 750 boookstores are participating around the country. (Click […]

Friday, Give a Book to Someone You Love

Friday, April 23, is World Book Day, a great excuse to give a book to someone, or the someones, you love. This year’s theme is “To Share a Story.” World Book Day celebrates William Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23) in over 100 countries. It’s a day to revel in the joy of reading, often commemorated by […]

Bookmarks Names Jamie Rogers Southern as its New Executive Director

From our friends at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem: The Bookmarks Board of Directors is pleased to announce that after guiding the organization for six months, Jamie Rogers Southern has been named Executive Director of Bookmarks. The Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search for an executive director before unanimously approving hiring Jamie, who started with Bookmarks […]

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. […]

New Ken Burns’ Hemingway Documentary Series on PBS

  Given that several friends have texted me this week asking if I’ve seen it yet, I may be the last literarian on earth not to have watched the new Hemingway documentary series on PBS, but in case I’m not… Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have teamed up to produce a six-episode series on Ernest […]

NCWN Members Get Great Discount for Upcoming Conference

The 11th Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 5-7, 2021. NCWN members can save 33% off with code: PARTNER33. Featuring 15 speakers and content-rich learning sessions, this event is completely virtual. All sessions are delivered via webinar, so you can attend from anywhere—no travel is required! Special guest speakers include don Miguel Ruiz, author of […]

Charlotte Readers Podcast Celebrates 200th Episode

The Charlotte Readers Podcast will celebrate its 200th episode on Tuesday, April 13. In honor of this special episode, the pod will welcome six-time New York Times bestselling author John Hart. Host Landis Wade will talk with Hart about his new book The Unwilling, which happens to be set in Charlotte. Listen direct from the […]