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2022 North Carolina Playwrights Lab

Theatre Raleigh Studio Theater 3027 Barrow Dr., Raleigh, NC

The 2022 North Carolina Playwrights Lab will develop 2 full-length, original plays, written by NC playwrights, over 2 weeks with 2 staged-reading presentations for a public audience. Chosen selections will have gone through a 2-step reading process by a seasoned reading committee. At the heart of this experience is the opportunity for playwrights to receive moderated […]

Orion & Person Place Thing Present “A Conversation with Ross Gay”


Orion Magazine and Person Place Thing are teaming up for a live virtual recording of the popular podcast hosted by Randy Cohen. Randy will be in lively conversation with the award-winning author and Orion contributing editor Ross Gay about how poetry, gardening, and basketball have more in common than most people might think. This event will be recorded and released […]

GetLit! | Hudson

Mitford Museum 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, North Carolina

The Mitford Museum is planning its first annual literary weekend with a focus on nurturing NC’s literary future. Programming will focus on inspiring, encouraging, and empowering writers as we work to increase interest in reading and the literary arts. We’ll offer presentations for readers and writers alike with readings, book signings, and classes.  $160 to […]


Charlie Lovett | Sparta

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta, NC

September 30, 2022 4 p.m. Alleghany County Public Library Sparta, NC

Reading Between the Wines with Wiley Cash | Goldsboro

Maxwell Family Farm 978 Ditchbank Road, Goldsboro, NC

Annual fundraising event for Literacy Connections of Wayne County (a nonprofit that provides literacy services for adults in Wayne County) This event is an evening of food, wine, and literature. This year's featured author is Wiley Cash, New York Times best selling author of The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, This Dark […]


Black Voices Mixer | Greensboro

Scuppernong Books 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

Black Voices Mixer is a community conversation on the changing landscape of the NC literary and arts communities. This is the inaugural event of #PENWriteNow — yearlong programming of PEN NC Piedmont: a series of community events and conversations on building “collective belonging” in the literary and arts community. The series hopes to identify new […]


Let’s Talk Fiction with NC Novelist Therese Anne Fowler | Charlotte

Mint Museum 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte

The Charlotte Writers Club, will celebrate 100 years of words by welcoming 3-time New York Times best selling novelist Therese Anne Fowler to the Van Every Auditorium at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road,   The author of “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald”, “A Well Behaved Woman” and “The Good Neighborhood”sits down with the […]

$20 – $40

Former Oklahoma Poet Laureate Reading | Greensboro

NCWN member Alan Robert Proctor is hosting a public reading and concert with Nathan Brown, the former Oklahoma Poet Laureate. The event will take place at the Proctor's home outdoors (weather permitting) in Greensboro. There will be chairs for 25 so bring a fold-up seat or a blanket. To reserve a spot call 816-333-5525 (Alan) […]


Charlie Lovett | High Point

High Point Public Library 901 N Main Street, High Point, NC

October 6, 2022 6:30 p.m. High Point Library 901 N. Main St. High Point, NC

Percival Everett | Chapel Hill

Moeser Auditorium

Percival Everett, the 2022 Thomas Wolfe Prize Recipient is speaking in Chapel Hill on October 6, 7:30 pm, in Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Everett's stories have appeared in the Pushcart and Best American anthologies, and been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. His many honors include […]