The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference

Enjoy Mountains of Literary Riches at NCWN’s Fall Conference ASHEVILLE—The North Carolina Writers’ Network calls this “The Writingest State”—all of it, Manteo to Murphy, Calabash to Crumpler. We find and welcome writers from all parts of North Carolina, with no city or region holding a monopoly on literary talent or output. But we have to […]

The 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books

The 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books is set to return to downtown Nashville on October 11-13. The lineup this year will feature notable names like Ann Patchett, acclaimed author and owner of Nashville’s own Parnassus Books, Ottessa Moshfegh, Samantha Power, Casey Cep, Karen Abbott, Saeed Jones, Karen Thompson Walker, and Paul Theroux. As the […]

William Walsh

William Walsh, who is originally from Jamestown, New York, and has lived all over the United States and Canada, is a narrative poet in the tradition of James Dickey, David Bottoms, and Fred Chappell. His new collection of poems, Fly Fishing In Times Square, recently won the Editors’ Prize and will be published by Cervena Barva Press (Boston) in […]

Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh works for the International Academy of Pathology based at The University of British Columbia hospital. Not someone to stay in his lane, he has written on complexity, social epistemology, philosophical psychology, philosophical theology, and the philosophy of literature. He is the co-founder of the journals EPISTEME and Cosmos + Taxis and is also […]

Richard Allen

Richard Allen is a freelance writer based out of West Virginia. He regularly contributes articles to Fan Fest News, Broadway World and Graffiti Magazine. For Fan Fest News, he discusses the latest in video games and media and provides opinion pieces; for Broadway World, he reports on local theatre and regularly interviews both regional and professional actors; […]

Adam Van Winkle

Adam Van Winkle is the author of the novel, Abraham Anyhow, which was selected by Southern Literary Review as the June 2017 “Read of the Month.” The follow up novel, While They were in the Field, releases in 2019.  His prose has appeared in Bull Men’s Fiction, Cheap POP!, Pithead Chapel, Steel Toe Review, Red […]

J.R. Davidson

J.R. Davidson is an attorney and aspiring writer originally from Decatur, Alabama.  He holds an LLM in tax from Georgetown Law, a JD from Cumberland School of Law, an MA in economics from The University of Alabama, and a BS from Auburn University.  Sometimes he reads things for fun.  He and his wife live in Homewood, […]

Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes “Writers on Writing”

Managing editor Allen Mendenhall has published Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall.  The publisher, Red Dirt Press, describes the book as follows:  As a lawyer, Allen Mendenhall asks questions. As a writer, he’s interested in the craft. Combine these two and you get this, a collection of writers discussing writing. Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen […]