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NCWN Members On Crook’s Corner Longlist

The Crook’s Corner Book Prize just announced its longlist for 2022 and two NCWN members are on it: Leah Hampton, whose debut collection F*ckface and other Stories (Henry Holt and Co., 2020) was named a Best Book of 2020 by Slate, Electric Literature, and PopMatters, and Kelly Mustian, whose debut novel The Girls in the […]

An Author in a Time of Pandemic

By Gretchen Thomas After a terribly hectic year, the North Carolina Writers’ Network has decided to conduct interviews with various members from different aspects of the literary world to understand how the pandemic has affected our community. In today’s interview, we talk with Raleigh author Heather Bell Adams, whose most recent novel, The Good Luck […]

A Bookstore in a Time of Pandemic

By Gretchen Thomas With numbers trending in the right direction, we thought this was a good time to check in with our friends in the literary ecosystem to hear how they’ve weathered the pandemic so far. To help us understand the hectic year for bookstore owners, Chris Wilcox, current owner of City Lights Bookstore, agreed […]

New Documentary Includes Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books

Our reasons for encouraging members to shop at independent bookstores are well-documented: there’s a reason we link to a book’s purchase page on Indiebound.org, whenever possible. Now, a new documentary features one man’s journey from Amazon shopper to indie boosktore patron—and includes a twelve-minute interview with Greensboro’s Scuppernong Books! With his new documentary, “The Bookstour,” […]

NVNR Presents: The VIndies!

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: A Celebration of Indie Bookstore Videos (From A Bookstore Not Very Far Away) — Lights, Camera, Fiction! New Voices New Rooms, the collaborative partnership between NAIBA and SIBA, is launching The VIndies to recognize the spirit and creativity of independent bookstore videos. NVNR and an academy […]

Celebrate #NationalWritingDay on Wednesday

Wednesdsay, June 23, is National Writing Day, hosted by First Story. This year, they’re challenging writers to #FilltheBox with a piece of creative writing – a poem, a letter, a story – using the theme of connection: Whether it’s in 280 Twitter characters or on a post-it sized piece of paper, there’s a space to […]

Alexandra Huỳnh Named New U.S. Youth Poet Laureate

Alexandra Huỳnh of Sacramento, California has been named the new Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. She was installed in a virtual ceremony on May 20. With plans to enter Stanford University in the fall, and to study engineering, Huỳnh brings a unique, cross-disciplinary perspective to the national post. From an NBC news report: […]

Your Kids Can Write Outdoors–or Online–this Summer

Apologies for being a bit late with this post. We try to post this list in early May, so you parents have plenty of time to sign up your kids. But with so much uncertainy earlier this year, it wasn’t clear what was going to be available. Still, depending on where you live and how […]

NCWN Members Sweep Carolina Woman Writing Contest

Each year, the NC Writers’ Network donates a two-year membership as one of the prizes for the Carolina Woman Writing Contest. We’re always happy to list the contest in our Opportunities section and promote it on social media. But we are overjoyed when so many of our members take home prizes—and there has never been […]

StoryWalk Creates Childhood Adventures in NC

All around the country, including here in North Carolina, children are experiencing adventure through the seemingly simple act of taking a walk. This is the aim of StoryWalk, which provides innovative and delightful ways for children (and adults) to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. StoryWalk installs laminated signs along pathways and […]