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So, What’s Up with this “Letter” You’ve Been Hearing About?

What do Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, Malcolm Gladwell, Garry Kasparov, Salman Rushdie, JK Rowling, and Gloria Steinem have in common? They are all signees of a recent open letter denouncing the “restriction of debate.” The letter is notable for the heavyweights who signed it; recent controversies swirling around some of the signees; and because the […]

NCWN Statement of June 2, 2020

Y’all might recall a few years ago, when some writers from Minnesota sought to challenge our claim that North Carolina is “the Writingest State.” Our debate was heated but good-natured, well-read but frivolous, and—now, in the light of the last seven days—luxurious, reflective of a far less urgent time. The board, staff, and members of […]