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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 […]

NCAC Artist Fellowships

The North Carolina Arts Council is now accepting applications for Artists Fellowships. Songwriters, composers, and writers are encouraged to apply. The deadline is November 1. Fellowships are awards of merit to individual artists to recognize excellence, as evidenced in a recent body of work. These unrestricted $10,000 grants are intended to allow artists to continue […]

Sally Buckner Receives The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

This Thursday, August 11, Sally Buckner will be honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina is The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that […]

Boost in Arts Funding Benefits all 100 NC Counties

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Raleigh—The new budget signed by Governor Pat McCrory will allow the North Carolina Arts Council to support an extensive arts infrastructure across North Carolina, including arts programs in all 100 counties funded through the Grassroots Arts Program, with more than $7.1 million […]