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More than a Poet, but a Poet First: a Tribute to Maya Angelou

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN Maya Angelou did so much more than write. She danced with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey, sang calypso, became the first African-American woman to operate a San Francisco cable car, acted on stage and in films and in Roots, composed a film score, edited newspapers, raised money for Martin […]

The Mural at Pittsboro’s Circle City Bookstore

In January of this year, Circle City Bookstore in Pittsboro completed a mural on one of its outer walls showcasing forty-eight titles written by prominent Southern authors. The usual suspects are represented—William Faulkner’s Light in August, Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel—but the owners of Circle City have also made a point of including not only […]

Here’s Their Number: (910) 692-3211

Everyone from the 2012 USA Olympic swim team to US Army Infantry Soldiers in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, have posted YouTube remakes of Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song, “Call Me Maybe.” Now North Carolina’s own newspaper, The Pilot, gets in on the act with a toe-tappin’ video linking more than 70 employees from The Pilot’s entities, including The […]

“Freak Capital” Asheville Ranked #10 Literary Borough

Ploughshares Literary Magazine has named Asheville, North Carolina, the Number Ten “Literary Borough” in the country. From the press release: Asheville, the “Paris of the South,” is home to thousands of artists, including painters, dancers, sculptors and writers. The mountain town has been called both a “freak capital” and “the torn notch of the Bible […]

Pauli Murray Named a Saint

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Pauli Murray was named a Saint last week by the Episcopal Church. Murray was raised in Durham, and is best known as an author for her memoir Proud Shoes. But her legacy includes her inspirational work as a “feminist, civil rights activist, lawyer, and the distinction of being […]