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Join Some Literary Frivolity this Sunday

Writers, you are invited to a party! Literary Frivolity launches 2020 in celebration of the North Carolina literary community, readers, and PEN America members and supporters on Sunday, February 23, at The Pinhook in Durham, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come toast the new year with NC writers, readers, and musical guest Quilla. The evening will feature a […]

Deonna Kelli Sayed Expands Membership Coordinator Role

You’ve seen her behind the registration tables at Fall and Spring Conferences; you’ve received encouraging e-mails from her; and maybe you’ve even talked with her on the phone and hung up feeling comforted. Now, you’ll be able to do all that twice as much: the North Carolina Writers’ Network is thrilled to announce that Deonna […]

PEN America Launches NC-Based Chapter

This fall, PEN America established six new regional chapters in the United States. Founded in 1922, the esteemed organization has traditionally been associated with the coasts, operating offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Now, chapters have launched in: Austin, Texas Birmingham, Alabama Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Detroit, Michigan The Piedmont Region of […]

PEN America Announces Writing for Justice Fellows

PEN America has announed their 2019-2020 Writing for Justice Fellows. These fellowships commission written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate. The eight fellows will be individually paired with a member of the Advisory Board for work on a specific project. Proposed projects include a book-length […]