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FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA WRITERS’ NETWORK NEWSLETTER:

ASHEVILLE—More than two-hundred writers, editors, and literary agents will gather in Asheville November 18-20 for the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s annual Fall Conference.

The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most inclusive writers’ conferences.

The 2011 Fall Conference will feature more than twenty-five workshops and panel discussions on all aspects of the craft and business of writing, including self-sustaining prompts, stage presence for writers, “Mystery 101,” “Brave New Media,” and Master Classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

NCWN is, without a doubt, the most influential and effective professional organization in the southeast for writers. I urge anyone who can make it to attend the meeting this fall. Membership is also invaluable, so take a look at their site (www.ncwriters.org) and consider the benefits.

Hinge Literary Center

There is a  new resource for North Carolina writers, especially those in the Triangle:  the Hinge Literary Center. A volunteer organization that supports the local literary community by offering classes, events, and online presence, the Hinge is working on its 501(c)3 status. Check out their website for classes and meetings.

To submit a Triangle-Area literary event to be posted on our calendar: calendar@hingeliterary.org

For general info: info@hingeliterary.org

Center for Advanced Hindsight

The Center for Advanced Hindsight, located at Duke University, has scheduled a discussion for artists about behavioral economics, dishonesty, and cheating for Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 pm. If you can’t make it, it will be streamed live online.   Deadline Oct. 24.

For more information: Visit http://danariely.com/2011/09/30/calling-

artists/ or contact Catherine Howard at creativedishonesty@gmail.com to RSVP for the discussion.

Eno River Unitarian Universalist craft fair

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham is looking for artists and crafters for a fair on 12 November. Deadline: 5 November.  Contact Kacey Zucchino at kzucchino@eruuf.org.

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