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North Carolina Freshmen Common Reads

By Lynsey Noe Because we live in the “Writingest State” and love literature, we wanted to share what some of North Carolina’s many colleges and universities have chosen for their first-year summer readers. The assignment of a common read is meant to create a shared experience among new students, something for freshmen to discuss in […]

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco in Durham Oct. 13

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco will be at the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Sunday, October 13, at 7:00 pm. Blanco is the youngest, first Latino, and first openly gay poet to serve as the Presidential Inaugural Poet. President Obama tapped Blanco to read at his second inauguration. Blanco wrote his poem, “One Today,” especially for […]