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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 […]

Dr. Maya Angelou, RIP

The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that beloved poet, actress, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. WXII 12 News has confirmed. Dr. Angelou lived in Winston-Salem and was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. She read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill […]

National Book Foundation to Honor Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in October of 2012. Now, the National Book Foundation will honor both her and novelist E.L. Doctorow. From the press release: On November 20th, the National Book Foundation will present the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to E.L. Doctorow […]

Kathryn Stripling Byer on “The State of Things” Today!

Listen today, Friday, October 12,  at 12:00 pm to WUNC 91.5 “The State of Things” with Frank Stasio to hear a feature on the upcoming North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductions and an interview with 2012 inductee Kathryn Stripling Byer. Bestselling poet and memoirist Maya Angelou, former state Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, and […]