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2020 Piedmont Laureate Applications Open

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County announce the opening of the application process for the position of Piedmont Laureate for 2020. For the 2020 cycle, applications will be accepted from writers of plays, musicals and screenplays (for film, television […]

A Region’s Many Parts: UNC Press

A region’s culture is defined by many things. This is especially true for the American South, where, through port cities such as Charleston and New Orleans, a diverse community of people has tried to get along with one another—and sometimes not—for longer than America has been a country. Perhaps no press better exemplifies the South […]

Southern Cultures Refuses Boundaries and Borders

“You won’t find us…penning a single definition of the ‘South,’” claims Southern Cultures. “From Faulkner in Bulgaria to Lebanese in Mississippi, and from teaching Gone with the Wind in Vietnam to the international avant-garde at Black Mountain, we recognize that no border can contain our complex region.” This vision of the South as something larger […]

North Carolina Authors among SIBA Finalists

The Southern Independent Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2015 SIBA Book Award, which recognizes “great southern literature from the last year.” Included among the finalists are NCWN member and Wilmington resident Wiley Cash, author of This Dark Road to Mercy, which was nominated in the Fiction category. Also nominated in the Fiction […]

NC LIVE Brings 1,200 New e-Books to Patrons

From the North Carolina State University Libraries: RALEIGH, NC – NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, is experimenting with a new e-Book project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 e-Book titles from North Carolina-based publishers. This collection offers a wide range of content, including novels […]

Happy Trails to Kate Douglas Torrey

UNC Press Director Kate Douglas Torrey will retire this summer after twenty-three years with the publishing house–the past twenty spent as Director. Here’s the full press release from UNC Press. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Ms. Torrey was the first female director of UNC Press. During her tenure, the institution won four Bancroft Prizes from […]