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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 […]

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 […]

Relief Funding Now for the Arts

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: As the Executive Director of Arts NC, I know this is an overwhelming time, and that there is much to learn and much to do. I implore you to use the information provided and to please do all of the crucial actions listed below as soon as possible. […]

NCWN: Vocationally Quarantined Since 2008

Many of us are now working from home for the “forseeable future,” although, as our Executive Director reminded the Network staff earlier this week, while much of the world was adjusting to the new realities of social isolation and virtual workspaces, for the North Carolina Writers’ Network, which has been a virtual workplace since 2008, […]

The Arts and COVID-19

By Wayne Martin, Executive Director, North Carolina Arts Council Dear Friends and Colleagues: The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging all North Carolinians to alter their lifestyles and radically change habits in order to arrest the spread of the virus. The arts and culture sectors in our state are heavily impacted as more and more artists, organizations, […]

Coronavirus and Spring Conference

By NCWN Executive Director Ed Southern We intend to hold the 2020 Spring Conference as planned—as of right now. We are keeping a close and careful eye on the latest developments, though, and recognize that we may very well have to cancel the conference in the interest of public health. We recognize, too, that the […]

Join NCWN at Saga 2020 this Weekend

Everything we’re about to say is subject to change, so be sure to keep an eye on www.sagaconference.com for the latest. The North Carolina Writers’ Network is looking forward to exhibiting at this weekend’s Saga 2020 Conference, March 6-8, in Charlotte. Vincent Vezza, NCWN’s Cabarrus-Rowan Regional Rep, will be on-site Saturday and Sunday.  (Learn more […]