- Category: Writers' Groups
- Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 13:07
- Written by Linda McCurdy
Since 1932 the North Carolina Poetry Society has existed as an all-volunteer organization especially for poets and friends of poetry.
The Poetry Society holds regular meetings three times a year in Southern Pines, North Carolina, at the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities. Their meeting dates are usually the third Saturdays of January, May, and September, when they gather for a day of poetry and programs from 9:30 a.m. until about 3:30 p.m.
They also sponsor the annual Sam Ragan Poetry Festival at Weymouth, now held during the month of March. Participants often wear bow ties and/or straw hats in memory of Sam Ragan, North Carolina Poet Laureate from 1982 to 1996. For more information, please go to http://www.sleepycreek.org/poetry/.