The Network considers North Carolina “The Writingest State,” so we encouraged our Squire Summer Writing Residency attendees to work that tag line into their new stanza(s) for North Carolina’s official state toast.
One group came through for us:
Here’s to the sands of the great Outer Banks
To Wilbur and Orville and those in their ranks
Where Blackbeard’s ghost still haunts our capes
To the folk and the love of The Writingest State!
(Written by Barbara O’Byrne, Shirley Cruse Cole, Debora Forest, Jeanette Reid, and Nikki Reid)