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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 the late Randall Kenan (1963-2020): the Lambda Literary Awards presented the first-ever Randall Kenan Prize at its Lammys virtual ceremony on Monday, May 31. Kenan won a Lambda Literary Award in 1992 for his short-story collection Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, and served on the faculty of Lambda’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. Lambda Literary was created 30 years ago to recognize LGBTQ writers and the role they play in influencing the world.


Hats Off! to North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green who was featured on the website of the Orange County Arts Commission ("Orange Crush: a Conversation with Jaki Shelton Green" by Brian Howe) and in INDY Week ("Revisiting Jaki Shelton Green’s Song of Sorrow" by Thomasi McDonald).


Hats Off! to Sarah Blanchard: PenDust Radio has published her short story "Rift Zone" as a featured podcast, narrated by Rebekah Nemethy. Set on Hawaii Island during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea Volcano, the story follows two back-to-the-land farmers as they discover where the fault lines lie. PenDust radio is a project of Rivercliff Books & Media.


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