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The Read on WNC

If you’re at all interested in the literature, history, and social issues of Western North Carolina, you’ll want to check out—and join—The Read on WNC. Founded by Rob Neufeld, longtime columnist for The Asheville Citizen-Times and director of the “Together We Read” program, The Read on WNC offers a virtual community for artists, historians, and cultural connoisseurs. […]

#FolkLife

For generations, the North Carolina Folklore Journal has served as a chronicle and sounding board for the likes of Belled Buzzards, shape-note singing, and sweet potatoes. If it’s part of folklife, more than likely it’s been found between the pages of a journal that has been published continuously since 1954. Published by the NC Folklore […]

NCWN-West Hosts “A Day for Writers”

On Saturday, May 6, NCWN-West will host “A Day for Writers” at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., in Sylva. Registration is now open. After morning coffee and a welcome, attendees can choose among workshop offerings that include: “Poetry Workshop” with former NC poet laureate and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn […]

Nominations Open for 2013 North Carolina Awards

The 2013 North Carolina Awards are now accepting nominations. These prestigious awards recognize “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens in the fields of scholarship, research, the fine arts and public leadership.” Awards are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to artistic and literary expression, scientific achievement, and civic leadership. Individuals may be […]

Gary Carden Recipient of North Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor

Sylva resident Gary Carden has been awarded the 2012 North Carolina Award for Literature—the highest civilian honor the state can bestow. This award recognizes Carden for his lifetime achievements as an author, storyteller, and painter. A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by […]