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Words Awake 3 to Honor A.R. Ammons

Please note, this event has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence. From our friends at Wake Forest University: On Friday, September 14, 2018, Wake Forest University is hosting an event celebrating the poetry of A. R. “Archie” Ammons. “About Ammons” will combine readings of favorite Ammons poems with a talk by Wake Forest alumnus Robert […]

Publish is the New Post: Library Partners Press

“E-books are a lot like the internet,” says Bill Kane, Chair of Library Partners Press. “They change a lot…We all are so old now that orange is the new black is the new pink is the new black, if you follow me.” For the editors at Library Partners Press, housed at Wake Forest University in […]

Dark Miracles of Chance

Greensboro resident Jan Hensley just donated his book collection to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections and Archives at Wake Forest University. And what a collection: more than 10,000 books, including “autographed copies and first editions, and upward of 50,000 ephemera, including chapbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, letters, journals and personal notes of his […]

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 […]

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 […]