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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Local Bookstores in the Piedmont

By Bridgette A. Lacy Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Independent Booksellers of Piedmont North Carolina (IBOP*NC), a group of twelve independent bookstores located in the Piedmont area, will have special events and limited edition items donated by […]

NCWN Members Among NCPS 2019 Contest Winners

From our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: RALEIGH—The North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) has announced the names of its 2019 adult poetry contest winners. Winning poets will receive cash prizes and their poems will be published in the annual anthology, Pinesong. Winning poets have been invited to read at Sam Ragan Awards Day […]

An Evening with David Sedaris

From our friends at Innovation Arts & Entertainment: RALEIGH—David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor, will be appearing for one night only at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh on Sunday, December 1 at 7:00 pm, […]

Linda Flowers Award Now Open!

From our friends at the North Carolina Humanities Council: CHARLOTTE—The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide cultural nonprofit, invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for their 2019 Linda Flowers Literary Award. The award is given to exceptional North Carolina authors whose work celebrates the North Carolina experience and conveys excellence in writing. […]

NC Author Among SIBA’s Spring Okra Picks

The Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) has announced their 2019 Spring Okra Picks. Among the picks is the debut novel by Belle Boggs, The Gulf, a “hilarious send-up of writing workshops, for-profit education, and the gulf between believers and nonbelievers.” Belle is an associate professor in the Department of English at the North Carolina State […]

Self-Published with Representation: A Duality that Just Makes Sense (Part II)

By Denise Heinze In Part I of “Self-Published with Representation: A Duality that Just Makes Sense,” Denise Heinze explains why she choose to seek out an agent as a self-published author and how that decision led not only to representation but a traditional publishing contract for her second novel. PART II After signing with my […]

NC Author Among PEN/Faulkner Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction have been announced, representing new and established fiction writers, American citizens all, taking on the challenges of our modern culture. The winner of the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction will be announced on April 29, 2019. The winner receives $15,000. Whitsett resident Ivelisse Rodriguez is the […]

Nominate a Deserving Writer for NC Award in Literature

The North Carolina Awards are open for nominations through April 15. The North Carolina Awards are the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. Facilitated by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the awards recognize leaders in Fine Arts, Public Service, Science, and Literature. Last year’s winner in Literature was poet and […]

New Poetry Award Honors Poet Who Savored Every Moment

We’re thrilled to welcome Cave Wall as a first-time exhibitor at the NCWN 2019 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 27, at UNCG. Cave Wall, based in North Carolina, is a “national literary magazine dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry…interested in poems of any length and style from both established and emerging poets.” They’ve […]

Five Baseball Novels for the “First” Day of Baseball Season

Today offers the first full day of Major League Baseball in the 2019 season; all thirty teams play today. Because more than one of our staff members have a “baseball problem,” we thought we’d share five favorite baseball novels:   If I Never Get Back by Darryl Brock. A contemporary newspaper reporter stuck in a […]