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It’s National Poetry Month!

Today, April 1, is really quite a day. It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball. It’s April Fool’s Day. And it’s the first day of National Poetry Month, an annual, month-long celebration of all the ways poetry matters. The Academy of American Poets suggests a few ways to celebrate, including: Read about 30 ways to […]

NCWN Members Abound in 2021 Pinesong Awards

Each year, the North Carolina Poetry Society sponsors the Pinesong Awards, awarding publication in the Pinesong anthology to the first place, second place, and honorable mention in each of the many categories. As North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green wrote, “It is both delightful and inspiring to read the breadth of literary genius that […]

North Carolina Humanities Announces New Mission

From our friends at North Carolina Humanities: CHARLOTTE—North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit serving North Carolinians for nearly 50 years, today announced completion of a rebranding effort to reflect its dedication to bringing together people of every walk of life and sparking dialogue. The organization has shortened its name to North Carolina Humanities to […]

Wake County Library Hosts Month-Long Celebration of Black Poetry

The Wake County Library system is hosting several virtual events associated with the newly published anthology: Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. The series kicked-off on January 23 with a panel discussion between Lenard Moore and Darrell Stover. Lift Every Voice: A Nationwide Celebration of African American Poetry is […]

2021 Poetry in Plain Sight Poems Chosen

From Sam Barbee, president, and our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: The North Carolina Poetry Society is honored to announce the forty-eight poems to be featured on Poetry In Plain Sight posters have been chosen, and they are outstanding, all fitting our program’s high standards. Ninety-two poets from all around North Carolina submitted […]

Celebrate with Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective

On Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 pm EST, the Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective will celebrate their new anthology, All the Songs We Sing: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina African American Writers Collective (Blair, 2020). Members of the collective, including L. Teresa Church, Angela Belcher Epps, Bridgette A. Lacy, and Lenard D. Moore, will […]

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 […]

NCWN Member Wins First Word-Hoard Treasure Chest Drawing

Bob Slentz-Kesler of Durham has won the first drawing for a Network Word-Hoard Treasure Chest. He will receive a treasure chest (OK, a USPS mailer) filled with literary goodness: journals and magazines whose back issues the Network has been accumulating all year, in the absence of in-person conferences. This Word-Hoard Treasure Chest will include recent […]

WSOC Registrants Can Win “Treasure Chest” in NCWN Drawings

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN We here at the North Carolina Writers’ Network want you to register for our Writingest State Online Conference. We want to share literary excellence and professional know-how with you. We want to clear out the clutter built up in our home offices. Starting October 1, we’re going to do […]

Happy Trails, Rebecca Moore and David Potorti!

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Rebecca Moore, director of marketing, and David Potorti, literature and theater director, have announced their departure from the North Carolina Arts Council. David will leave his position effective July 27 to pursue training in live audio description for arts events, voiceover work, and audiobook narration. Rebecca […]