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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 Jeanne Julian whose first full-length collection, Like the O in Hope, has been published by The Poetry Box Select. Five poems from the book first appeared in Pinesong, the journal of the North Carolina Poetry Society.


Hats Off! to Heather Bell Adams of Raleigh whose short story, "Three Clicks," was a finalist for the 2018 Ron Rash Fiction Award and appears in the recently-released Volume 51 of Broad River Review.


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.


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