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Member Pens Novel to Aid Puerto Rico’s Recovery Effort

By Russell Hatler A year ago , shortly after Hurricane Florence blew the pants off the Outer Banks and devastated Wilmington, a friend of mine from Puerto Rico, Tony Perez, phoned to tell me our President had announced to the world that the recovery from Hurricane Maria exactly one year earlier was finished, and the […]

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville Needs Assistance

From our friends at The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville: In September, 2018, North Carolina was hit by the devastating storm Hurricane Florence, which wreaked havoc across the state. Unfortunately, many older structures in Western North Carolina suffered due to the large amount of rain—including our beloved Workshop headquarters. The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is headquartered […]

Emergency Assistance for NC Writers

With parts of I-40 and I-95 still closed and plenty of inland cities in North Carolina still feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence, we were glad to get an e-mail last week from Isabel Howe, the Executive Director of The Authors League Fund. The Authors League Fund “provides emergency assistance to professional writers facing unexpected […]

This Is Our Home

By Ed Southern, Executive Director North Carolina Writers’ Network This is our home, this state—every corner, every inch. Mountains, hills, and fields; rivers, creeks, and seas: we claim it all, held in common with everyone who has found their imaginations rooted, boosted, buoyed by this “goodliest soil under the cope of heaven,” the Old North […]

Hurricane Resources for the Arts

As Hurricane Florence approaches, our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council have provided the following recommendations for resources for artists and arts organizations. As follows: Resources for Arts Organizations: Americans for the Arts: Visit AFTA’s Disaster Preparedness page to learn more about preparation and disaster relief in collaboration with the National Coalition of Arts […]

Cancellations and Postponements around the State

Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, the following closings and events have been cancelled or postponed. We’ll try to keep this list updated throughout the week. **Updated 9/13/18, 7:45 am** LITERARY EVENTS Albemarle / OBX NCWN Regional Meeting: Saturday, September 15 (Cancelled) Burwell School Historic Site (Hillsborough): Thursday, September 13 (Closed through Tuesday, September […]