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 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn Stripling Byer (1944-2017) whose last published poetry collection, Trawling the Silences (Jacar Press, 2019), has been recorded for audiobook by Talmadge Ragan. The book is available on Audible. Proceeds from sales will go to the Canary Coalition and the Tuckasegee Watershed Association. Talmadge worked as a professional actress in LA and New York, as well as North Carolina. She is the daughter of one of NC's most revered poets, NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Sam Ragan, who was appointed Laureate for Life by Governor Jim Hunt.


Hats Off! to Lucinda Trew whose poems are forthcoming in Cathexis Northwest Press and San Pedro River Review.


Hats Off! to Margaret A. Harrell, who was once again a Special Guest/VIP for the ninth annual Gonzofest, honoring Hunter S. Thompson, in Louisville, Kentucky, for events at the Frazier and Speed museums and the Free Public Library (July 18 - 20). She was on the panel "Journalism from Nixon to Trump," along with Ryland Barton, Capitol Bureau Chief for Kentucky Public Radio, moderated by Tim Denevi (author of Freak Kingdom). Other participants included William McKeen (author of Outlaw Journalist), Juan Thompson (author of Stories I Tell Myself), and more. Eight-hundred people attended "After Hours at the Speed," and other programs pulled large numbers of attendees as well.


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