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Happy Anniversary to Press 53

Press 53, based in Winston-Salem, turns fifteen years old today: happy birthday! To celebrate, they’re blowing it out during the month of October with events such as: Robert Scotellaro reading flash fictions from his collection, What Are the Chances? Thursday, October 1, 9:00 pm Register Terri Kirby Erickson reads from her new poetry collection, A […]

Bookmarks’ Silent Auction

Something in a person loves a silent auction. A silent auction awakens the American Picker in all of us. Who doesn’t love browsing discounted items, appraising, shrewdly scanning for the best deal? And there’s the competitive component as well, as we outbid the person who outbid us and then wait for their inevitable re-bid, wondering […]

It’s International Short Story Month!

On the one hand, yes, absolutely, this completely seems like an unnecessary holiday. But on the other hand, any excuse for celebrating the written word, right? Coming hot on the heels of National Poetry Month (and not to be outdone), International Short Story Month takes the entire month of May to ponder, share, explore, and […]

Introducing Cabin Fever Conference Exhibitors: P. 3

We’ll keep registration for The Cabin Fever Conference 2020 open until 9:00 am the morning of: Thursday, April 16. This online-only conference offers up to 630 minutes of online instruction; Faculty Readings; an Open Mic; and a Virtual Exhibit Hall where many publishers will be offering great discounts on titles, and other literary organizations are […]

Introducing the Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part IV

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been introducing the exhibitors who will join us on-site at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference, November 8-10, at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore. Pre-registration ends November 1. If you missed previous installments, you can catch up here: Part I | Part II | Part III […]

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 […]

Come Hell or High Water, We’ll See You at Bookmarks!

Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors kicks-off today and runs through the weekend, rain or shine. Saturday’s events are all FREE and feature over fifty authors with another sixty-plus exhibitors, including us! We’ll have an exhibitor’s table, Booth 19, near the corner of Holly and Spruce St, so please do come by and say hello. […]

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 […]

Being “High Roaded” Has Never Felt So Good

From our friends at Press 53: The first annual High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction will be in Winston-Salem on Saturday, March 23, at the downtown Embassy Suites, featuring several master classes, seminars, and one-on-one critique sessions led by professional poets and writers, including former NC Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers (poetry), two […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 4

So, here’s a little secret. When you’re an exhibitor, there’s often a lot of downtime. Over the course of a full weekend, sure, you end up talking to a ton of people, but there’s a fair amount of time spent standing around, too. Gets to be, sometimes, you’ll talk to anybody about anything, just for […]