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Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

This week we’ve been highlighting the many exhibitors who will join us November 2-4 for our 2018 Fall Conference. If you missed parts 1 and 2, they are here and here. We are admittedly partial to organizations with “North Carolina” in their name. But here are four that will exhibit at this year’s 2018 Fall […]

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 […]

NC Poet Laureate Installation Sep. 19

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Raleigh—Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Wed., Sept. 19 in a ceremony at the State Capitol. The ceremony starts at 4:15 pm in the old House Chamber at the State Capitol, located at One East Edenton St. in downtown […]

NC Literary Awards Deadline Looms

Each year, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources hosts The North Carolina Awards, which aim to promote interest in the literary arts all across the Tar Heel State. We thought you might be interested in four awards in particular, all of which have deadlines of July 15. The Sir Walter Raleigh Award […]

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 2

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference runs November 3-5 in Wrightsville Beach. We’ll be introducing our exhibitors over the next couple weeks (if you missed Part 1, click here). We’re excited to have so many of our friends joining us, and it helps to have friends who represent some of the best and […]

Announcing Recipients of NCAC Artist Fellowship Awards

The North Carolina Arts Council has announced the recipients of the 2017–2018 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award in the categories of literature, musical composition, and songwriting. These nineteen artists will receive $10,000 to support creative development and the creation of new work. In the interest of space, we’ll list the literary recipients below, […]

Please Thank Your Representatives

From our friends at ARTS NC: The NC House of Representatives passed HB97, a bill requiring a credit in arts education to be taken anytime in grades 6 – 12, with resounding bipartisan support in a vote of 110 for and 8 against. Essentially the same language as arts ed bills passed by the House […]

Barton College Presents “Sam Ragan, Inside the Poetry”

Sam Ragan, often called North Carolina’s “literary grandfather,” was an NC poet laureate; helped establish the NC School of the Arts and the NC Literary Hall of Fame, among many other literary programs and institutions; and was twice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. This weekend, Barton College will present “Sam Ragan, Inside the Poetry” as part […]

Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 2

Last week we introduced five exhibitors who’ll be at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference, November 4-6, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Among its many programs, Fall Conference offers an exhibit hall packed with vendors, offering attendees a great opportunity to chat with industry insiders in a laid-back environment. Registration is now […]