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Happy Trails, Marsha Warren!

Happy trails to Marsha Warren who will retire as director of the Paul Green Foundation, effective January 1, 2021. “I’ll very much miss helping carry on Paul Green’s life-long work in support of the arts and human rights,” Marsha said in an e-mail. She has served the Paul Green Foundation for thirty years. In 2018, […]

Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Award Ceremony Thursday

On Thursday, October 29, at 4:00 pm EDT, the North Carolina Humanities Council will honor NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., with the 2020 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. The ceremony will be held online. The celebration includes a special address from Christie Hinson Norris, Director of Carolina […]

Anthony S. Abbott, 1935 – 2020

Anthony S. Abbott was one of those North Carolina writers who believed in, and enacted, the Network’s mission long before there was a Network. He brought writers together, and he seemed to do it effortlessly, instinctively. He knew—at a time when most of the literary world was still mystified by the myth of the “lonely […]

Join Us at NCPS Meeting on Saturday!

Every September, we look forward to spending a Saturday at The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, when the North Carolina Poetry Society hosts their annual fall meeting. This year, for reasons that will be obvious to most any reader, NCPS will hold their annual event online. Although the venue has […]

Doris Betts Fiction Prize Redux

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize has been on a brief, planned hiatus, but we are just one week away from opening submissions to the 2020 competition! We paused the competition for a year to better align the contest with the production calendar of the North Carolina Liteerary Review, which facilitates the prize. First Place wins […]

Randall Kenan, 1963-2020

The board, staff, and members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network join millions around the state, nation, and world to mourn the passing of Randall Kenan. Randall died, apparently of natural causes, late last week at his home in Hillsborough. We offer condolences to his family, close friends, and colleagues, while saving a few for […]

UNC Building to be Renamed after Pauli Murray

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced late last week that they would rename Hamilton Hall in honor of Durham native Pauli Murray. UNC-Chapel Hill is in the process of renaming several campus buildings with “racially unjust” names. In 1938, Pauli Murray, an inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, applied […]

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 […]

#BlackoutBestsellerList

This week, you can be part of a campaign to “Black Out” the bestseller lists: This initiative, being shared across social media with the hashtag #BlackoutBestsellerList, has the sole mission of demonstrating Black writers’ power in the publishing industry one book at a time. Purchase any two books by Black writers before June 20 to […]

Manly Wade Wellman Award Longlist

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2020 Manly Wade Wellman Award. The 2020 award covers novels published in 2019. Among the eighteen titles is To the Bones by longtime friend of the Network Valerie Nieman, a “genre-bending satire of the coal industry and its effects on Appalachia” from West […]