The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from speculative fiction authors for 2015. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham, or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is September 19 at 4:00 pm.
The Piedmont Laureate program, co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, has as its primary goal â€œto promote awareness and heighten appreciation for excellence in the literary arts in the Piedmont region.â€ The program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to come together and celebrate the art of writing, enriching the lives of all our citizens.
The Piedmont Laureate will be appointed for one year and will offer the following activities in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties:
- Present readings at designated public sites (libraries, arts centers, schools, universities, and other community gathering places);
- Encourage creative writing for all age groups (by offering workshops or other types of outreach);
- Promote literature at select public events;
- Bring attention to literature in less traditional settings; and
- Propose original activities to expand appreciation of the literary arts
Past Piedmont Laureates include:
- Carrie Knowles – 2014
- John Claude Bemis – 2013
- Ian Finley – 2012
- Scott Huler – 2011
- Zelda Lockhart – 2010
- Jaki Shelton Green – 2009
For more information, and to apply, visit: www.piedmontlaureate.com.