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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 […]

Who Will Be NC’s Next Poet Laureate?

North Carolina has had eight state poet laureates. The first, Arthur Talmadge Abernethy, served from 1948-1953. He was followed by James Larkin Pearson, who was literally “poet laureate for life,” serving from 1953 until his death, at 102, in 1981. Sam Ragan (1982-1996); Fred Chappell (1997-2002); Kathryn Stripling Byer (2005–2009); Cathy Smith Bowers (2010–2012); Joseph […]

Introducing NCWN Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. We’ve been introducing our exhibitors over the past couple of couple weeks (check out Part 1 and Part 2….), and here are three more vendors you definitely don’t want to miss. Published since 1992 by East Carolina […]

Where the A-List Literary Celebrities Mingle

For more than a quarter century, the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) has published most of the great writers from North Carolina as well as high-quality writing about the Tar Heel State. Part scholarly journal, part literary rag, NCLR offers—as one early reviewer put it— “everything you ever wanted out of a literary publication but […]

WCU Hosts Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series

From our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: Western North Carolina poets participating in the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series (GCDPS) will be reading their work at the 15th Annual Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on April 3, 12:00–1:00 pm. Participating poets include Pat Riviere-Seel, the region’s Distinguished Poet for 2016-2017, […]

Find Us Tomorrow at Bookmarks

The Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors is tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm in downtown Winston-Salem, in and around the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. We’ll have a booth—so come say “hello”! But don’t miss out on appearances by these Network members: Fall Conference faculty member Robert Beatty reading […]

Last Call for Nominations for North Carolina’s Poet Laureate

From the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: Nominations for the North Carolina poet laureate, the ambassador of North Carolina literature, will close soon on October 14. Nominations can be made online at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. Governor Pat McCrory will announce his selection in early December. The post, created by the General Assembly in 1935, uses the […]

Black Mountain College Explores Connecton Between Art and Environment

On Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm, The Black Mountain Museum & Arts Center in Asheville will host a creative “happening” to celebrate the release of Far from the Centers of Ambition, a two-volume collection of writing and art published by Lenoir-Rhyne University. This project grew out of the 2008 “Spirit of Black Mountain College” celebration, […]

Happy 80th Birthday to the NC Poetry Society

The North Carolina Poetry Society turned 80 years old in 2012, and we want to wish our friends there happy birthday! Come the end of the month, they’ll be celebrating all weekend long (rightfully so!) with readings in every part of the state. The festivities kick off with North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti, reading on Thursday […]

Nominate Our State’s Next Poet Laureate

The North Carolina Arts Council is now accepting submissions for the state’s next poet laureate, the “ambassador of North Carolina literature.” Submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 20 at www.ncarts.org. From the press release: The poet laureate receives a $15,000 annual stipend along with programmatic support from Arts Council staff. While each N.C. poet laureate leaves […]