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NCWN Members On Crook’s Corner Longlist

The Crook’s Corner Book Prize just announced its longlist for 2022 and two NCWN members are on it: Leah Hampton, whose debut collection F*ckface and other Stories (Henry Holt and Co., 2020) was named a Best Book of 2020 by Slate, Electric Literature, and PopMatters, and Kelly Mustian, whose debut novel The Girls in the […]

OC Library Celebrates NC Writers

The Orange County Public Library is celebrating North Carolina writers this month. They’re offering a specially curated catalog list, featuring Tar Heel luminaries such as Sarah Dessen, Ron Rash,  and David Sedaris, and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductees Allan Gurganus, Margaret Maron, Robert Morgan, Lee Smith, and more. While the library building remains […]

Charlotte Readers Podcast Celebrates 200th Episode

The Charlotte Readers Podcast will celebrate its 200th episode on Tuesday, April 13. In honor of this special episode, the pod will welcome six-time New York Times bestselling author John Hart. Host Landis Wade will talk with Hart about his new book The Unwilling, which happens to be set in Charlotte. Listen direct from the […]

2020 Kathryn Byer Prize in Poetry Winner

This winter, Western Carolina University sponsored the first annual LitFest Creative Writing Competition, awarding prizes in the categories of fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. The winner of this year’s Kathryn Byer Prize in Poetry was Rae Hanes for “How to Make Spaghetti.” “The poem is very clever,” said final judge Kevin Boyle, “a very nice […]

Announcing LIVE at White Rock Hall Performance Series

   Asheville poet and longtime friend of the Network Keith Flynn has launched a new, live performance series: LIVE at White Rock Hall. Live at White Rock Hall pairs world-class poets, authors, and songwriters with award-winning musicians to create a collaboration that would exist no other way. Guests so far in Season 1 include […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 1

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference happens November 8-10 in Ashveille. Ron Rash will give the Keynote Address; there are a full slate of course offerings for writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and stage and screen; and there will be an exhibit hall packed with some of the most renowned literary journals […]

Charles Frazier, Hub City Launch Cold Mountain Fund Series

From our friends at Hub City Press SPARTANBURG, S.C.—National Book Award Winner Charles Frazier and Hub City Press are teaming up on a new series of books spotlighting extraordinary writers from the American South. Beginning in spring 2019, the Cold Mountain Fund Series will publish literary fiction in hardback. Frazier, bestselling author of Cold Mountain, […]

What Other States Offer Literary Halls of Fame?

On Sunday, October 7, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Penelope Niven, and Marsha White Warren will join the sixty writers currently enshrined. We’re not the only Southern state to offer a Literary or “Writers” Hall of Fame. The Alabama […]

A Sense of Permanence and Place: Pisgah Review

Pisgah National Forest covers approximately 86,700 acres in Western North Carolina and was established as one of the first national forests in the United States. It was also the site of the country’s first forestry school. Very much rooted in its sense of history and place, Pisgah Review publishes two issues a year out of […]

How Do You Spell Yemassee? Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y

Since 1993, students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina have produced Yemassee literary journal. In little more than a generation, Yemassee has thrust itself into the national spotlight, becoming not only a community anchor by hosting events and readings around the Columbia area, but also establishing a presence […]