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2020 Kathryn Byer Prize in Poetry Winner

This winter, Western Carolina University sponsored the first annual LitFest Creative Writing Competition, awarding prizes in the categories of fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. The winner of this year’s Kathryn Byer Prize in Poetry was Rae Hanes for “How to Make Spaghetti.” “The poem is very clever,” said final judge Kevin Boyle, “a very nice […]

Bathanti: A Documentary

Some of you may have already had the chance to see the documentary Bathanti, in which Pittsburgh native and Poet Laureate of North Carolina Joseph Bathanti travels with filmmaker Kevin Balling to the places that inform Bathanti’s poetry, novels, short stories, and essays. Bathanti, of course, is the current North Carolina Poet Laureate and a […]

Summer Reading from North Carolina

The Durham Herald-Sun published a “North Carolina Summer Reading List,” compiled by D. G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch (and former Network board member).  Of course, you can’t go far in this list without tripping over a Network member like Anna Jean Mayhew, current Network board member Suzanne Havala Hobbs, or Abigail DeWitt […]