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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award Announces Short List

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award has released their short list, and it includes authors who will be familiar to members of NCWN. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award is presented annually for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina. This year’s finalists are: Robert Beatty, Willa of the Wood, a Serafina series thriller […]

Bathanti Honored with Lee Smith Literary Award

From our friends at Lincoln Memorial University: Sarrogate, TN — Joseph Bathanti received the Lee Smith Award during Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) 2019 Mountain Heritage Literary Festival (MHLF). The prize recognizes an individual who has worked to preserve and promote Appalachian culture. “To win an award with Lee Smith’s name attached to it is a […]

NC Author Among SIBA’s Spring Okra Picks

The Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) has announced their 2019 Spring Okra Picks. Among the picks is the debut novel by Belle Boggs, The Gulf, a “hilarious send-up of writing workshops, for-profit education, and the gulf between believers and nonbelievers.” Belle is an associate professor in the Department of English at the North Carolina State […]

Nominate a Deserving Writer for NC Award in Literature

The North Carolina Awards are open for nominations through April 15. The North Carolina Awards are the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. Facilitated by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the awards recognize leaders in Fine Arts, Public Service, Science, and Literature. Last year’s winner in Literature was poet and […]

“Commercially Questionable”: Scuppernong Editions

Since 2013, Scuppernong Books has been serving the literati of Greensboro and the surrounding areas with a well-curated bookstore that hosts tons of events each week for readers, writers, and the greater citizenry. Scuppernong Books was also the driving force behind this year’s inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival that welcomed big-time names like Nikki Giovanni, […]

Books for a Well-Read Life: Algonquin Books

Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, published in February by Algonquin Books, was recently named an Oprah 2018 Book Club selection. Congratulations to all: an “instant bestseller” indeed! But even without this eminently recognizable achievement, Algonquin Books has been in the business of producing […]

NCWN Is Greensboro Bound

Like any literary citizen of this great state, we’re out-of-our-minds excited for the inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, which takes place this weekend at various venues in downtown Greensboro. NCWN will have an exhibitor’s booth in the Literary Marketplace on the first floor of the Cultural Center, alongside other literary and community-focused groups. If you […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: Part II

Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference ends Sunday, April 15. In the meantime, we’ll be highlighting our exhibitors. The exhibit hall is a great chance to truly shop local and stock up on your summer reading material! We highlighted four exhibitors last week here. Here are four more: Bull City Press: […]

2017 Southern Book Prize Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the finalists for the 2017 Southern Book Prize. The finalists include NCWN members: Taylor Brown, for Fallen Land (St. Martin’s Press) Ross Howell, Jr., for Foresaken (NewSouth Books) Sheryl Monks, for Monsters in Appalachia: Stories (West Virginia University Press) Robert Morgan, for Chasing the North Star (Algonquin Books) […]

Nobody Writes Alone: Michele Tracy Berger

In support of the North Carolina Writers’ Network “Nobody Writes Alone” campaign, we’ve asked beloved authors to weigh-in on what the North Carolina Writers’ Network means to them. “The expertise, camaraderie, and mentoring that I have received as an NCWN member has been invaluable in helping me develop my writing craft and negotiate the ever […]