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March 26, 2015

Carolina Writers Conference 2015!

The Carolina Writers Conference is coming up in just a few weeks!  D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s "North Carolina Bookwatch," will deliver the keynote address.  This all-day conference will feature a variety of workshops that cover topics ranging from fiction and marketing to publishing and printing. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, in Wadesboro, NC.  For more information about registration, please visit the CWC website.  Deadline is April 10!

March 5, 2015

David Joy to Present Debut Novel at City Lights

Webster author David Joy will present his new novel on Friday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  Where All Light Tends to Go is set in Jackson County and tells the story of Jacob McNeely, a young man who is in a fight against his fate.  Says Ron Rash about the book, “A savage and moving account of a young man’s attempt to transcend his family’s legacy of violence. Where All Light Tends to Go is an outstanding debut and a fine addition to the country-noir vein of southern literature.”  David Joy's stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in Drafthorse Literary JournalSmoky Mountain LivingWilderness House Literary ReviewPisgah Review, and Flycatcher, and he is the author of the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey.

January 15, 2015

Film Based on Ron Rash's Novel Debuts in Select Theaters

The World Made Straight opened in select theaters last weekend. The film is set in Western North Carolina and is based on a novel by North Carolina native Ron Rash.  Check out the author's listing in the North Carolina Literary Map here.  The film follows a legacy of violence dating back to the Civil War.  An excerpt of a review from the New York Post follows:  "In the North Carolina Appalachians, where Union sympathizers and Rebels once clashed, 'Time doesn’t pass, it just layers over things'. In The World Made Straight, it’s the early 1970s and some of the blood is seeping up to the topsoil."

December 2, 2014

2014 NC Writers' Network Fall Conference

We enjoyed ourselves at the NC Writers' Network Fall Conference 2014.  The conference was held in Charlotte this year and featured accomplished faculty and professionals speaking about a variety of topics.  Classes and workshops covered tips and techniques for writing for a wide range of literary genres.  The conference also included critiquing sessions, book sales, panel discussions, and much more.  We're already looking forward to next year's conference!

November 25, 2014

WCPL Annual Booksale, December 11-14, 2014

Wake County Public Libraries will host its annual 2014 Booksale & Festival of Reading, December 11 through 14 this year.
The Booksale and Festival of Reading will be held in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds and will feature over 350,000 books, as well as drive-up service!

For more details, including a full schedule of events, information about pricing, and the opportunity to volunteer, please visit the WCPL website

November 4, 2014

Share Your Lesson Plans With Us!

Did you know that you can share your lesson plans, as well as work that your students have done, with the North Carolina Literary Map?  You can see samples of other lesson plans here.  Just e-mail your materials to us at  We look forward to learning with you!

October 14, 2014

Four North Carolina Poets Join the Literary Hall of Fame!

The North Carolina Literary Map had a great time on Sunday at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, NC.  Four North Carolina poets, Betty Adcock, Ronald H. Bayes, Jaki Shelton Green, and Shelby Stephenson, were inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame at the ceremony.  Congratulations to the 2014 inductees!  You can learn more about the ceremony here.  

2014 Induction Ceremony

North Carolina Literary Map table
Betty Adcock