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Dorianne Laux Is Pulitzer Finalist

It’s not every day—heck, it’s barely once a decade—that the North Carolina literary community can celebrate a Pulitzer Prize finalist in our midst. Raleigh poet Dorianne Laux was named a Finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection, Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton). Jericho Brown’s […]

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

From our friends at Triangle ArtWorks: Gig workers, self-employed artists, and employees of small arts non-profits can now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. As part of the federal CARES Act, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, which went live last week, provides state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for independent contractors, gig workers, and others who […]

Poem in Your Pocket Day: Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 30, is “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” celebrated internationally (well, in the U.S. as well as Canada!) each year during National Poetry Month. Typically, when there’s not a pandemic on, lovers of the written word are encouraged to type or write a poem on a piece of paper and then carry that […]

Literary Community In the Time of Covid

By Deonna Kelli Sayed Imagine: the book that you worked on for years is released right before a global pandemic. This sounds like a plot one might read in a bestselling thriller, but it is a reality authors and publishers are struggling to navigate. Wilmington-based Melody Moezzi launched her new memoir, The Rumi Prescriptions: How […]

Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Honored with Caldwell Award

Congratulations to North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., the recipient of the 2020 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. The John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities is the highest honor bestowed by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Created in 1990 to honor distinguished individuals who have strengthened […]

Today is World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! This holiday for bibliophiles is celebrated the world over each year on April 23–the date Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all passed away. (It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, including Maurice Druon, Haldor K Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel […]

Gather Under One Roof to Support NC Artists

From our friends at Markay Media and The NC Arts Council: Markay Media and the NC Arts Council have partnered to chronicle the practice of North Carolina artists during this unprecedented time. Send us your videos (1 min or shorter) that exemplify your art practice in the time of Covid. If you’ve been inspired amidst […]

Introducing Cabin Fever Conference Exhibitors: P. 3

We’ll keep registration for The Cabin Fever Conference 2020 open until 9:00 am the morning of: Thursday, April 16. This online-only conference offers up to 630 minutes of online instruction; Faculty Readings; an Open Mic; and a Virtual Exhibit Hall where many publishers will be offering great discounts on titles, and other literary organizations are […]

Pre-Conference “Tech Check” for Attendees!

The North Carolina Writers’ Network will host our first-ever Cabin Fever Conference this week, April 16-18, entirely online. (Registration is open.) The response has been great so far, but we realize not everyone might feel comfortable with the idea of attending classes through the internet. Plenty of folks have never tried “online learning.” Writers may […]

Introducing Cabin Fever Conference Exhibitors: P. 2

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Cabin Fever Conference 2020, April 16-18, offers 630 minutes of online instruction plus Faculty Readings; an Open Mic; and a Virtual Exhibit Hall! Registration is open. We’ve been introducing this year’s exhibitors a few at at time. (If you missed Part 1, click here.) Here are a few more organizations […]