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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 Brenda Kay Ledford who received the Paul Green Multimedia Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians for her poetry collection Red Plank House.


Hats Off! to S. Katherine Burnette whose poem“Mother’s Prayer” has been published in Flying South 2019, the annual anthology of stories, poems, and essays published by the Winston-Salem Writers, released in September.


Hats Off! to Philip Gerard who won the 2019 North Carolina Award for Literature, the state's highest civilian honor. Philip is perhaps best known for his work Cape Fear Rising, a novel about the Wilmington Coup of 1898. He is the author of thirteen books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina. He has also written eleven documentary television scripts, numerous radio essays, several magazine series, and an award-winning radio drama. Philip played a significant role in developing the Creative Writing program at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington shortly after joining the university’s English Department in 1989 and has seen the program grow to become a thriving department.


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