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Announcing LIVE at White Rock Hall Performance Series

   Asheville poet and longtime friend of the Network Keith Flynn has launched a new, live performance series: LIVE at White Rock Hall. Live at White Rock Hall pairs world-class poets, authors, and songwriters with award-winning musicians to create a collaboration that would exist no other way. Guests so far in Season 1 include […]

Orison Books Launches Kickstarter Campaign

From our friends at Orison Books:  Orison Books, an Asheville-based non-profit literary press, has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for its list of 2020 titles, which includes The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, edited by Lee Herrick and Leah Silvieus; Arsenal with Praise Song, poems by Rodney Gómez; Side by […]

Fall Conference in the News

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference kicks-off tomorrow, and we’ve been all over the news. If you’re already registered, then you can keep getting excited, because you’re part of something big! If you haven’t pre-registered, don’t worry, you can register on-site starting at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 8, at the Doubletree by […]

Coming to Fall Conference? Don’t Forget the “App”

If you’re coming to the NCWN 2019 Fall Conference this weekend, you may want to take a moment and direct your mobile device or tablet to: www.NCWNFallConference.com There, you’ll find the Fall Conference “app,” with the weekend’s schedule, a list of exhibitors and sponsors, logistics, and more. Bookmark the site on your device for easy […]

Rob Neufeld, RIP

The literary community lost a longtime friend and supporter this week with the passing of Rob Neufeld. The beloved author and historian was sixty-five. A veteran columnist for The Asheville Citizen-Times, Rob continued writing his “Visiting the Past” column up until the week he died. He was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2018 […]

Introducing the Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part III

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference, November 8-10 in Asheville, is a weekend to celebrate the written word. We always say, only partly in jest, that you better bring an extra suitcase along, in order to cart home all the books and schwag you’re going to want to inevitably buy! We’ve been introducing […]

A New Radio Show for Writers!

Tune in Monday, October 21, from 5:00-6:00 pm, to WPVM 103.7 FM Asheville to hear the very first episode of the brand-new show “Writers Talk, with John Shore.” The show will air every Monday and then be re-broadcast, schedule TBD. Not in the Asheville listening area? That’s ok! You can stream the show live from […]

Additional Hotel Options for Fall Conference

We just got word that the block of rooms at the Fall Conference hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, is full–or almost. If you haven’t yet booked your room, you can go ahead and try to do so at the conference venue using this link. If you find the hotel is full, there are plenty […]

Malaprop’s Changes Ownership, but Not Its Vision

After thirty-seven years, Emöke B’Racz, the founder of Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe in downtown Asheville, will step down as majority owner, effective immediately. She hands the reigns to longtime employee Gretchen Horn, who is now majority owner of Renaissance Bookfarm, Inc., which owns Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News. Emöke will remain as founder […]

Black Mountain Press and the Worthiness of Lofty Ideals

What is it about Western North Carolina that inspires independence, creativity, and a desire to buck the system? What is it about those hills? In Swannanoa, the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center houses fine art in the Courtyard Gallery; hosts a monthly open mic; and is home to the venerable Black Mountain Press, established in 1994. […]