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Linda Flowers Literary Award Now Open

Submissions are now open for the Linda Flowers Literary Award, which grants $1,500 and a stipend for a writer’s residency at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines. This award is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council. In all its endeavors, the NCHC celebrates “excellence in the humanities achieved by […]

Bathanti named the Charles George VA Medical Center Writer-in-Residence

Posted courtesy of Appalachian State University: BOONE—Joseph Bathanti has been named the Charles George VA Medical Center (VAMC) Writer-in-Residence in an innovative program in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Asheville. The program is funded by a North Carolina Arts Council and North Carolina Humanities Council grant. Bathanti is a professor of creative writing at […]

Asheville Wordfest Launches Fifth Year

From NCWN member Laura Hope-Gill and our friends at Asheville Wordfest… Asheville will once again enjoy the voice of poetry on May 4 and 5 at Asheville Wordfest. The festival takes place this year at the Altamont Theater at 18 Church Street and explores the theme of “Home: Place and Planet.” Events include readings by […]

Congratulations to Joseph Bathanti!

We received this exciting announcement yesterday from Appalachian State University: The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has selected Joseph Bathani to serve a three-year term as a council trustee. “Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Bathanti holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature from […]

Speak Out for the Humanities Now

The following is from our friends at the North Carolina Humanities Council; please read and heed: Dear Friend, The House of Representatives has proposed cutting funding to the National Endowment for the Humanities by $20 million. Funding for the state humanities councils –including the North Carolina Humanities Council — would be cut by $9 million. […]