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November 14, 2013

Nicholas Sparks Coming to the Small Screen

Over the past few years North Carolina author Nicholas Sparks has had phenomenal success adapting his novels to the big screen. Now Nicholas Sparks Prods. is pushing for the small screen. The company has sold three projects to different TV networks, and one project has been picked up by Lifetime. The new original story, Deliverance, has begun filming a pilot in Austin, Texas. Sparks has flown to Texas with his wife to watch the filming while tweeting his trip.

If you're a Nicholas Sparks fan keep an eye out for Deliverance.

Learn more about the new TV show at the links below:
Nicholas Sparks Heads to TV with Lifetime’s ‘Deliverance Creek’
Nicholas Sparks' Deliverance Creek Headed To Pilot At Lifetime

November 6, 2013

NC Writers' Network Conference

The North Carolina Writers' Network 2013 Fall Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, November 15-17. The conference attracts hundred of authors from across the country each year. North Carolina native and New York Times Notable Books recognized author Clyde Edgerton will give the keynote address.There is still time to sign up and attend!

Find more information here.

October 29, 2013

Education Blog

The North Carolina Literary Map now has an education blog! Connect with teachers and school media specialists while incorporating North Carolina heritage into the classroom. Our first post comes from East Forsyth High School teacher Farrah Hilton's literature class and explores North Carolina folklore and ghost stories!

North Carolina Literary Map Education Blog

October 28, 2013

North Carolina Ghost Stories


Happy Halloween to our literary map followers! We hope you have a safe, spooky, and fun week as October comes to a close. To those looking for a good ghost story to tell around the camp fire, look no further! No place has more scary stories than North Carolina! Here is a selection of 10 ghost stories from set in North Carolina. Happy reading!

October 14, 2013

Lemony Snicket at Wake Forest University

The author of the bestselling children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be touring in North Carolina this month! Don't miss the opportunity to meet him! 

October 7, 2013

Jill McCorkle at UNCG

North Carolina author Jill McCorkle will be visiting UNCG on Tuesday, October 29th. She will read from her new book Life After Life and sign copies of her books, which will be for sale. The event will take place in the Virginia Dare Room at the Alumni House, between 4:00pm and 5:30pm.

September 25, 2013

Banned Book Week!

The freedom to choose your own reading material is integral to freedom of speech and the spread of new ideas. Banned books week celebrates frequently challenged reading materials and encourages readers to broaden their horizons. The North Carolina Literary Map celebrates banned book week with a list of banned books written by North Carolina authors. These books are within the top 100 most frequently challenged books of the past decade.


September 17, 2013

10th Annual Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming

The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming celebrates North Carolina authors and literary culture. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn about NC authors. Featured writers this year include Anjail Rashida Ahmad, Wiley Cash, Paul Cuadros, Maria DeGuzmán, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Anna Jean Mayhew, Irania Macías Patterson, and Calvin Alexander Ramsey.

The event takes place on September 20-21 at East Carolina University, Joyner Library and Mendenhall Student Center. Learn more here.

September 3, 2013

BookMarks Fesitval

The North Carolina Literary Map will have booth at the BookMarks Festival in Winston Salem this Saturday! Come by and say hello! It’s a wonderful event for lovers of literature.
The festival features 35 authors, many of whom are North Carolina residents!
The NC Authors featured at BookMarks include: