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NC Literary Hall of Fame



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 Judy Goldman who will receive the 2019 Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts at the upcoming Sensoria Festival in Charlotte, April 5-14. Judy is the author of two award-winning poetry collections and two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back, which was a finalist for SIBA’s Novel of the Year and winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction. Her memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA’s Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review‘s Memoir of the Year.


Hats Off! to Brenda Kay Ledford whose latest poetry collection Red Plank House was featured in The Laurel of Asheville (February, 2019).


Hats Off! to Suzanne Cottrell whose poem "Wintry Banquet" was published in the 2018 Fall print issue of Poetry Quarterly. Her haiku beginning "Suspended halo" and her three line poem beginning "Pristine snowfall blankets the land" appeared in the online issue #320 of The Weekly Avocet (January 20, 2019). She will have two poems in this year's NC statewide poetry initiative "Poetry in Plain Sight," which will be displayed in Winston-Salem and New Bern. "Autumn Acrobats" will be displayed in September, and "Precision Pilots" will be displayed in October. Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2019, Suzanne will read her poem "Altered Silhouette" as part of Nancy Smith's "Women Speak" exhibit at the Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill.


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