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Marty Silverthorne, RIP

It was with great sadness that we learned the news of Marty Silverthorne’s passing on November 7. Marty was a poet, a champion of writers, and a longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network who was around for the Network’s inception in 1985. Marty (1957-2019) was the author of seven poetry chapbooks, including Naming […]

Introducing the Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part III

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference, November 8-10 in Asheville, is a weekend to celebrate the written word. We always say, only partly in jest, that you better bring an extra suitcase along, in order to cart home all the books and schwag you’re going to want to inevitably buy! We’ve been introducing […]

See you at the NCPS Meeting in Southern Pines!

We’re looking forward to the annual meeting of the North Carolina Poetry Society on Saturday, September 14, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines! NCWN Communications Director Charles Fiore will introduce the winner and finalists of the 2019 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. Alan Michael Parker, Annie Woodford, Michael Boccardo, Sandra […]

NCWN Members Among NCPS 2019 Contest Winners

From our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: RALEIGH—The North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) has announced the names of its 2019 adult poetry contest winners. Winning poets will receive cash prizes and their poems will be published in the annual anthology, Pinesong. Winning poets have been invited to read at Sam Ragan Awards Day […]

Take the High Road! (Festival, That Is)

We’ll have an exhibit table at The High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction this weekend—come on out and see us! The festival takes place at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem. On Friday, March 22, at 7:30 pm, Clint McCown and cowboy poet Sean Sexton kick things off at Bookmarks downtown. Saturday offers Master […]

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 […]

Introducing Spring Conference Exhibitors: P. III

Over the past week or so we’ve been introducing the exhibitors who’ll be staffing booths at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference. The exhibit hall is a great opportunity to get a jump on your summer reading, buy some books and literary journals, and shop local. It’s also the ideal time to chat […]

St. Andrews University Press Approaches 50 Years of Excellence

St. Andrews University Press, based in Laurinburg, is about to turn fifty: a testimony to their legacy of excellence. Founded as America’s first undergraduate press in 1969, St. Andrews University Press has since published over 200 titles of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama, including North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductees Fred Chappell, Sam Ragan, […]

Sally Buckner (1931-2018)

Summing up a life like Sally Buckner’s, who was a longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and a beloved member of our state’s literary community, inevitably fails to do the person justice. We could talk about how Sally earned her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Or how she […]

Poetry in Plain Sight Is Back and Broader than Ever

After a brief hiatus, Poetry in Plain Sight has returned in expanded form! Poetry in Plain Sight, initially a prorgram of the Winston-Salem Writers and now in collaboration with the North Carolina Poetry Society, features “North Carolina poets and their poetry in street-visible locations.” Select poems are laid out on beautifully designed posters. These prints […]