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Hats Off!

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 Jane Shlensky, Joan Leotta, Brenda Kay Ledford, and Patricia Podlipec: Shlensky's poem "Great Ideas for Young Risk Takers” won First Place in the Caldwell Nixon, Jr., Award category of the North Carolina Poetry Society's 2014 contest. Joan Leotta won Third Place for her poem, "Five Little Bears Came to My House Today.” Ledford ("Flying Squirrel") and Podlipec (“Bird Talk”) both received Honorable Mentions.


Hats Off! to Jacinta V. White and NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti, who spoke with WUNC's Phoebe Judge in a radio segment titled "The Poets Of North Carolina," in honor of National Poetry Month. You can listen to them read from their poetry, here.


Hats Off! to NCWN regional rep Scott Owens, whose poem "Rails" was featured on The Writer's Almanac, and read by Garrison Keillor.


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