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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 Heather Bell Adams of Raleigh who will be a visiting scholar at the 2018 James Agee Conference. The conference will be held September14-15 at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Heather's presentation, "The Role of Landscape in Ron Rash's Fiction," will provide a close examination of Above the Waterfall and Burning Bright.


Hats Off! to Nancy Simpson Brantley (1938-2018): the North Carolina Writers' Network gifted a photo of Simpson to the Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, in honor of her many achievements. Simpson served on the NCWN Executive Board and was a co-founder of NCWN-West, a program of NCWN, to serve writers in the remote NC mountains. She was NCWN-West’s Program Director for over twenty-one years. Nancy Simpson Brantley was a poet, teacher, and mother of three children. She taught in Clay County Schools for twenty-eight years. Author of three poetry collectios, her poems also were published widely in literary journals. 


Hats Off! to Willa Brigham whose short story "Charlie Bucks Quilt" (from the album Midnight Quilter) won a 2018 Storytelling World Honors Award. She will tell stories at the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in October and at the Wake County Storytelling Festival in September.


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