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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 Heather Bell Adams whose short story "Wendell Berry's Peace" won the 2016 James Still Fiction Prize, sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at Lincoln Memorial University. This story was also runner-up for the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and is forthcoming in The Thomas Wolfe Review.

 

Hats Off! to Gary Phillips who was named the new Poet Laureate of Carrboro. “A singer and storyteller, I believe words are important and poetry is an essential part of our public life," says Phillips. "My poetry is like homemade bread, simple, warm, and sometimes strongly flavored." Gary will hold the position until June 30, 2018.

 

Hats Off! to NCWN executive director Ed Southern who was quoted extensively in an article in The New York Times, "N.C.A.A. Leaves North Carolina in a New Spot: Sapped of Sports Pride." Ed called the N.C.A.A.'s recent decision to strip NC of the seven championship events it was to host this academic year a "punch to the gut."

 

 
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