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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 […]

Dr. Newton Smith, RIP

By Glenda Council Beall Program Coordinator, NCWN-West It is with a sad heart that I report that Dr. Newton Smith, NCWN-West Treasurer since 2009, and longtime member of NCWN-West, passed away. Newt was an active and loyal member of NCWN-West, and I could always count on his support. His help with A Day for Writers, […]