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Exploring the American Writers Museum

Last weekend, I had the chance to visit the new American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois. I’d been looking forward to checking it out, having followed its initial fundraising efforts several years ago through its opening in the summer of 2017. The result is an interactive full-immersion museum experience for book lovers. You know how […]

Spring Conference Media Coverage

If you’re going to join us on Saturday at Spring Conference, that’s proof you haven’t been living under a rock these past few months. Because the North Carolina Writers’ Network has been in the news, a whole bunch, showcasing our award-winning Executive Director, our talented faculty, and extensive programming dedicated to serving writers at all […]

Happy (Belated) Birthday to O. Henry!

By Claire Korzen This September, Greensboro-born short story author William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, would have turned 150. Porter wrote hundreds of short stories, two of the most famous being “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.” His stories became renowned for their empathetic portrayals […]