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Kelly Starling Lyons Named Piedmont Laureate

Acclaimed, Raleigh-based children’s author Kelly Starling Lyons has been named the 2021 Piedmont Laureate. Each year, a Piedmont Laureate is appointed for a one-year term to conduct literary activities in Durham, Orange, and Wake counties. These include readings at designated public sites; workshops; and events that promote literature to the public. The Piedmont Laureate program […]

Tamara Kissane Is 2020 Piedmont Laureate

From our friends at Raleigh Arts: Tamara Kissane, a Durham-based dramatist and audio fiction writer, has been selected as the region’s 2020 Piedmont Laureate. During 2020, Kissane will appear at workshops, reading programs, and speaking engagements throughout Wake, Durham, and Orange counties. The Piedmont Laureate program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents […]

Piedmont Laureate Applications Now Open

“If you are a writer, you must listen,” says current Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock. “You must disengage, every day, from the noise and commerce and traffic and politics of the world. You must not let anyone tell you how to do it. You must not let anyone tell you what’s important…What did you do before […]