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Sign Up for 2018 (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt!

It’s almost that time of year again: time for the annual (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt! Hosted by Live Canon, a poetic ensemble based in the UK dedicated to performing poetry from memory (as well as other groovy poetry-based programs), the Poetry Treasure Hunt invites participants to navigate their way through a host of poems during […]

Love Reading? Make Sure Your Children Do, Too

Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the number of books found in a home and the longterm success of the children who grow up there. Reading to your child—even before they can understand the words you’re saying—helps children make neurological connections; increases their cognitive ability; strengthens the relationship between you and your […]

Before You Sign on the Dotted Line, Read this Book

Every author dreams of the moment they’re offered a book contract for the first time. But copyright law can befuddle even legal experts. Before you sign that contract, make sure you’re as prepared as possible for just what you’re signing on for—and what you’re signing away. The new book Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts […]

We’re in Oxford American!

It’s something music fans and readers of Southern literature look forward to each year: the annual Southern Music Issue from Oxford American, when the distinguished magazine highlights the music of one Southern state. This year’s issue is devoted entirely to North Carolina (with Nina Simone on the cover!), and if you haven’t already done so, […]

The 2018 NC Literary and Historical Association Awards

On Friday, October 26, in a ceremony in Greenville, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association honored their 2018 award recipients. The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, established in 1900, is among the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation. For more than a century, they’ve worked to tirelessly to promote the Office […]

Michael McFee Among Recipients of NC Award

On Friday, November 16, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will present the 2018 NC Awards in a ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center. The ceremony begins at 7:00 pm; tickets are still available here. The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians. The 2018 honorees are […]

Vote for Our Fall Conference!

The Writer magazine is on a “hunt” to find their readers’ favorite writing conferences across the U.S. Because we have no shame, we’re just going to come on out and ask: will you vote for the North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Fall Conference? To vote, click here. If you’ve been to a Fall Conference and […]

The Best Way to Thank Us

By Ed Southern, Executive Director North Carolina Writers’ Network More than 200 of you came to our 2018 Fall Conference this past weekend, and we thank you for that. Most of you 200 approached me, Charles, or Deonna during the conference—or sent us an e-mail afterwards—thanking us for a weekend that you found stimulating, if […]

Fall Conference App Ready to Roll

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Fall Conference runs November 2-4 in Charlotte—which means we open in just a few days! We’ve developed an “app” to help you better navigate the conference and enjoy all the programs. We say “app” because you don’t need to download anything to you phone. Instead, simply visit: www.ncwnfallconference.com from […]

New Date Announced for NC Poet Laureate Installation

Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as the new North Carolina Poet Laureate on Monday, December 10, at 4:00 pm. The event takes place at the State Capitol, 1 East Edenton St., in Raleigh. Seating begins at 3:30 pm, and the program will start at 4:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Please note that […]