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Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Arthur Powers of Raleigh, recipient of the 2014 Catholic Arts & Letters Fiction Award for A Hero For The People – Stories from The Brazilian Backlands (Press 53, 2013), a collection of his short stories set in Brazil. The award was announced at the annual conference of the Catholic Writers Guild in Schaumburg, Illinois, July 30 – August 1.

The Catholic Writers Guild, founded in 2007, seeks to build a vibrant Catholic literary culture by offering educational programs that encourage Catholic spiritual growth and teach Catholic writers about their craft. The Catholic Arts & Letters Award is given each year by a panel of independent judges to a book selected as the best fiction by a Catholic author.

A Hero For The People contains sixteen short stories set in various locations throughout Brazil. Many of the stories were previously published in magazines and anthologies, and several won awards. Arthur served with the Peace Corps in Brazil as a rural community organizer from 1969 to 1973.

Hats Off! to Jacinta V. White whose article "Fresh Eyes: Innovation and Collaboration at Co-Work Space," about Winston-Salem's Flywheel, a flexible shared community space, appeared in Triad City Beat.


Hats Off! to Steve Cushman and Gregg Cusick, both of whom were finalists in the 2014 Prime Number Magazine awards. Cushman's poem “Out Back, Behind the Hospital” was a finalist in the poetry category; Cusick's “Frankie (so set ‘em up, Joe)” was a finalist in the Short Story category.


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