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North Carolina Award Nominations

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: RALEIGH, N.C. – Just over two weeks remain to make a nomination for the 2016 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. The nomination period closes April 15, 2016. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes “notable […]

New State Capitol Statue Should Recognize Arts

After a twenty-five year moratorium on new statuary at the North Carolina State Capitol, a state-wide dialogue has begun for a new statue honoring African Americans in the Old North State. “I can’t think of a more appropriate way to recognize the contributions of African Americans to North Carolina’s history than a monument at the […]

Celebrating Eleanora E. Tate

Eleanora E. Tate is a children’s book author, folklorist, short-story writer, creative writing teacher, and former newspaper reporter. We’re also proud to say she’s a longtime member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, and a former board member. During the month of November, Wake County Public Libraries will be celebrating Eleanora’s work through a series […]

You’re Invited: Reception for Lee Smith Novel Prize

Carolina Wren Press hosts the annual Lee Smith Novel Prize honoring New York Times bestselling author and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith. The inaugural winner is Mulberry by Paulette Boudreaux, and CWP will host a reception to celebrate: Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse, […]

Four Books for Black History Month

Reprinting this column verbatim, from D.G. Martin in Chapel Hill News: What are you doing to commemorate Black History Month? You might read a book, one that you might not otherwise consider. I have a few suggestions. These might not have a heavy black history label. But each offers an enriched understanding of our past […]

Young Scholars Publish Book on John Hope Franklin

Celebrated historian John Hope Franklin was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 1998. Now, thirty students from Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Young Scholars Program have self-published an unusual book that weaves illustrated scenes from Franklin’s life with the story of a fifteen-year-old boy who gets into trouble and recovers by […]