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A Conference for this Modern-Day “Republic of Letters”

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN We’ve found through long experience that early November is the best time to hold our Fall Conference: after most of the big book festivals, after most fall author tours have wrapped up, but before the holidays gear up and everyone’s hectic, if not downright insane. Early November does present […]

Join Us at NCPS Meeting on Saturday!

Every September, we look forward to spending a Saturday at The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, when the North Carolina Poetry Society hosts their annual fall meeting. This year, for reasons that will be obvious to most any reader, NCPS will hold their annual event online. Although the venue has […]

Randall Kenan, 1963-2020

The board, staff, and members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network join millions around the state, nation, and world to mourn the passing of Randall Kenan. Randall died, apparently of natural causes, late last week at his home in Hillsborough. We offer condolences to his family, close friends, and colleagues, while saving a few for […]

NCWN at NC Rural Assembly This Week

If you’re heading to the North Carolina Rural Assembly this week, in Raleigh, be sure to swing through the exhibit hall and stop by our table. Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, will lead the breakout session “(Re)Writing the Rural Narrative” at 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 21. Other special guests […]

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 […]

Come Hell or High Water, We’ll See You at Bookmarks!

Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors kicks-off today and runs through the weekend, rain or shine. Saturday’s events are all FREE and feature over fifty authors with another sixty-plus exhibitors, including us! We’ll have an exhibitor’s table, Booth 19, near the corner of Holly and Spruce St, so please do come by and say hello. […]

The Best Way to Thank Us

By Ed Southern, Executive Director North Carolina Writers’ Network More than 200 of you came to our 2018 Fall Conference this past weekend, and we thank you for that. Most of you 200 approached me, Charles, or Deonna during the conference—or sent us an e-mail afterwards—thanking us for a weekend that you found stimulating, if […]

Press 53 and the World as It Is

If you’ve been to a North Carolina Writers’ Network event in the past seven years (at least), you’ve seen Press 53 represented in our exhibit hall, on our panels, and in our Critique Service and Manuscript Marts. They publish a lot of renowned North Carolina writers. Our own Executive Director, Ed Southern, for one. Also, […]

Sally Buckner (1931-2018)

Summing up a life like Sally Buckner’s, who was a longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and a beloved member of our state’s literary community, inevitably fails to do the person justice. We could talk about how Sally earned her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Or how she […]

Giving Tuesday

On this #GivingTuesday, the North Carolina Writers’ Network welcomes and appreciates any donation, in any amount, that any lover of literature sees fit to give. All you have to do is visit our website, www.ncwriters.org, and click on the “Nobody Writes Alone” banner below our logo. The Network, however, is doing fine. Our membership is […]