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RIP Leon Hinton

Leon Hinton

Longtime NCWN member Leon Hinton, of Burlington, passed away on Monday, May 20. He was 92.

According to Mamie Potter, Leon was “instrumental in getting the Network started and [was] part of the conferences” going back to the 1980s.

From his obituary in Burlington’s Times-News:

Mr. Hinton recently published a book entitled Soap Box. He was a Burlington poet and short story writer. His is past president of the North Carolina Poetry Society, past president of the Burlington Writers, was on the Founding Board of the NC Writers’ Network, listed with the NC Writers Conference, a long-time board member of the Poetry Council of NC, and a member of the NC Writer’s Association. He has taught business subjects and creative writing at Alamance Community College and was the Saturday Supervisor there. His poetry and short stories have appeared mostly in anthologies and local newspapers.

For the full obituary, click here.