From the City of Raleigh Arts Commission:
The Piedmont Laureate program will be accepting applications from creative nonfiction writers for 2011! Authors of works including biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, travel writings, and new journalism are eligible to apply. Writers must be residents of Alamance, Durham, Orange and/or Wake counties. Deadline to apply is September 20, 2010.
The Piedmont Laureate program has, as its primary goal: “to promote awareness and heighten appreciation for excellence in the literary arts throughout the Piedmont region.” The program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to come together and celebrate the art of writing, enriching the lives of all our citizens.
The 2011 Piedmont Laureate will receive a $6,500 honorarium to present readings and workshops, encourage creative writing, and promote literature at select public events. The 2009 Laureate was poet Jaki Shelton Green, and the current Laureate is novelist Zelda Lockhart.
For more information about the laureate program, complete guidelines and application form, visit www.piedmontlaureate.com.