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Congratulations to Fred Chappell!

Congratulations to Advisory Board member and North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Fred Chappell: The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, awarded the Touring Theatre of North Carolina in Greensboro $9,540 in support of their performance, Look Back the Maytime Days: From the Pages of Fred Chappell, a stage production of author Fred Chappell’s family stories in Western North Carolina.

Look Back the Maytime Days had its beginnings in the Touring Theatre’s commissioned performance at the North Carolina Humanities Council’s 2011 Caldwell Award celebration honoring Chappell, who for over forty years taught in the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Look Back the Maytime Days combines Chappell’s prose and poetry with Appalachian music to create an oral tapestry of Western North Carolina’s hills and hollows.

For a complete list of NC Humanities Council 2012 grant recipients, click here.