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Promoting a Book and Achieving Humiliation

By Barry S. Brown My book, having been written and published, was ready to be promoted. I eagerly anticipated the opportunity to spread the word, bringing joy to some number of heretofore empty lives, and making some serious coin in the process. I felt myself ready for the initiative. My website was up, a Facebook […]

Visit Us at West End Poetry Festival

One thing about the West End Poetry Festival, happening this weekend in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, is that they put together an incredible lineup of poets, year after year. In past years, we’ve admired from afar. But this year, we decided we were tired of missing out on all the fun, so we’ll have an […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 4

So, here’s a little secret. When you’re an exhibitor, there’s often a lot of downtime. Over the course of a full weekend, sure, you end up talking to a ton of people, but there’s a fair amount of time spent standing around, too. Gets to be, sometimes, you’ll talk to anybody about anything, just for […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

This week we’ve been highlighting the many exhibitors who will join us November 2-4 for our 2018 Fall Conference. If you missed parts 1 and 2, they are here and here. We are admittedly partial to organizations with “North Carolina” in their name. But here are four that will exhibit at this year’s 2018 Fall […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 2

We tell our attendees straight up: if you’re coming to Fall Conference, you’re going to want to bring an extra suitcase. Not only will Park Road Books be selling books written by all the illustrious faculty, but we’ll have sixteen exhibitors on-hand offering books, broadsides, journals, schwag, and more. So don’t forget to leave some […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

Without question, the programming at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Fall Conference is going to be stupendous. Top-notch faculty; sessions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for the stage and screen; faculty readings; open mics; and more. But no Fall Conference experience would be complete without setting aside plenty of time to meander through […]

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville Needs Assistance

From our friends at The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville: In September, 2018, North Carolina was hit by the devastating storm Hurricane Florence, which wreaked havoc across the state. Unfortunately, many older structures in Western North Carolina suffered due to the large amount of rain—including our beloved Workshop headquarters. The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is headquartered […]

Oxford American Celebrates North Carolina Music

Each Fall, Oxford American highlights the music of a Southern state. This year, it’s North Carolina’s turn. To celebrate the North Carolina music issue, Oxford American is hosting a series of events “from Asheville to Raleigh.” Tickets go on sale at noon today, Friday, October 5. As follows: MONDAY, NOV. 26 | GOVERNOR’S MANSION Raleigh, […]

Dr. Margaret D. Bauer Honored with John Tyler Caldwell Award

NCWN trustee Dr. Margaret D. Bauer is the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities from the North Carolina Humanities Council. This is the Council’s most prestigious honor. This award recognizes Dr. Bauer for her lifelong achievements as a professor, editor, scholar, author, and supporter of literature in North Carolina. Dr. […]

How to Celebrate National Mystery Series Week

Henderson County author Joe Perrone, Jr., a former regional rep of NCWN, brought this to our attention: October 1-7 is National Mystery Series Week. A very cursory amount of Googling turned up no details, really, about what National Mystery Series Week entails. It  may or may not have been launched by (now defunct?) Purple Moon […]