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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 […]

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 […]

Three Silas House Reissues

 Blair, based in Durham, has just re-released Silas House’s Appalachian trilogy in new paperback editions: Clay’s Quilt, reintroduced by Americana musician Tyler Childers A Parchment of Leaves, with appreciation from author Amy Greene The Coal Tattoo, with notes from Silas House himself Silas House gave the Keynote Address at the NCWN 2011 Fall Conference […]

Tomorrow Is Giving Tuesday, but You Can Give Anytime

If you came to our Fall Conference—or you’ve just been paying attention—then you can guess why I felt a recent urge to re-read Charles Frazier’s debut novel, Cold Mountain. One of the best reasons to re-read a book is to see what sticks this time, and wonder why. Last week, I was struck by a […]

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 […]

Introducing the Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part II

The pre-registration deadline for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference is only two weeks away. We’ve been rolling out introductions for our exhibitors, five at a time. (If you missed Part I, click here.) The exhibit hall at Fall Conference is a great chance to talk to professionals inside the industry. Here are […]

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 […]