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Lit Hub: Back to School for Everyone: (Free!) Syllabi from Some of Our Favorite Writers Featuring Victoria Chang, Ocean Vuong, Julia May Jonas, Ross Gay, and More

There’s something about a fresh syllabus. A sincerely grandiose course description, all those readings curated just for you, a schedule that promises a beginning, middle, and end. If I could’ve stayed in school forever, I might have. Alas, the working world came for me eventually. But even if we’re not in school anymore, should we […]

Zine Lunch! Presented by Sarabande Writing Labs | Virtual

Virtual: Zoom

Zine Lunch! is free and available to the public. Workshops are online via Zoom. Registration required.    January 6: "Create a Graphic Waka Poem!," with Naoko Fujimoto A free workshop with Naoko Fujimoto. In this workshop, participants will experience three things. They will understand what waka-poetry is; use their senses, especially their hearing, to create […]

Write Wilmington 2023: Free Writing Sessions | Virtual

Virtual: Zoom

Founded in Spring 2021 by Assistant Professor Sayantani Dasgupta, the purpose of Write Wilmington is to carve out time and space for writing in community with one another. From January 27th to April 28th, we will gather every Friday from 9:00am to 9:45am for a free writing session. Each session will be held on Zoom and led by […]

Marcia Herman-Giddens | Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

**Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 75 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended.** A deeply personal memoir that unearths a family history of racism, slaveholding, and trauma as well as love and sparks of delight Marcia Herman’s family moved to Birmingham in 1946, when she was […]

Nexus Poets’ Open Mic | Zoom


Prize-winning poet Janis Harrington of Chapel Hill, NC, is the featured poet at Nexus Poets’ poetry open mic in February. Harrington is author of the book How to Cut a Woman in Half, a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award in 2022. The event will be held on Zoom only. Poets are welcome to […]

Imagine a Children’s Book | Workshop | Virtual

Imagine a Childrens’s Book: Part 1 (Virtual) Virtual, sponsored by the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC Course Description: For years you’ve dreamed of writing a children’s book. You may even have a vague story idea. But how do you turn that into a workable plot? Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer […]


NCLR 2022 Alex Albright Reading | Greensboro

Scuppernong Books 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, North Carolina

Join the recipients of NCLR's 202 Alex Albright award for an in-person reading at Scuppernong Books at 6:30pm. Hear ‘22 winner Audrey Jennifer Smith with finalists Angela Belcher Epps and Blaise Kielar.

Flyleaf Second Sunday Poetry Reading and Open Mic | Chapel Hill

Flyleaf Books 752 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Poetry Series and Open Mic is back! Join us on Sunday, February 12th at 2:30 pm. Two Press 53 poets will read from their latest books: Molly Rice (Forever Eighty-Eights) and Joe Mills (Bodies in Motion). An open mic will follow. Come early to sign up for the open mic, meet and reconnect, and […]

NCLR 2022 Alex Albright Reading | Online

-Sunday Feb 12th online on Wordplay Radio (103.03 FM Asheville) at 5:00pm. Hear finalist Lockie Hunter with NCLR Editor Margaret Bauer.

Yetzirah Reading Series: (Wildness): Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Rodger Kamenetz, Jason Schneiderman | Virtual


Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach emigrated from Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six. She is author of three collections: The Many Names for Mother; Don’t Touch the Bones; and 40 WEEKS (YesYes Books, 2023). Her poems appear in POETRY, Ploughshares, and American Poetry Review. She holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. […]

Ronaldo V. Wilson at Wake Forest University

Hanes Gallery Scales Hall, Campus of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

A poetry reading / performance by prize-winning author and scholar RONALDO V. WILSON. Dr. Wilson, poet, interdisciplinary artist, and academic, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man, winner of the Cave Canem Prize; Poems of the Black Object, winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay […]


4 on 4th | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem

Bookmarks 634 W 4th St #110, Winston-Salem, NC

Bookmarks' 4 on 4th Come and hear from local authors from North Carolina! Join us on Wednesday, February 15 at 7 pm for 4 on 4th at Bookmarks! It's a great free, in-person event to meet local authors and hear about their books. This month's theme is Family. Authors are: Michael Gaspeny, A Postcard from the Delta […]