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UNC Building to be Renamed after Pauli Murray

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced late last week that they would rename Hamilton Hall in honor of Durham native Pauli Murray. UNC-Chapel Hill is in the process of renaming several campus buildings with “racially unjust” names. In 1938, Pauli Murray, an inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, applied […]

Join Some Literary Frivolity this Sunday

Writers, you are invited to a party! Literary Frivolity launches 2020 in celebration of the North Carolina literary community, readers, and PEN America members and supporters on Sunday, February 23, at The Pinhook in Durham, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come toast the new year with NC writers, readers, and musical guest Quilla. The evening will feature a […]

Quail Ridge Books Grand Re-Opening!

From our friends at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh: Quail Ridge Books has a new home! Raleigh’s nationally celebrated independent bookstore opens in its new location in the Lassiter District of North Hills on July 23-24 with a two-day party, complete with games, prizes, and special author events. QRB, recently voted 2016 Best Bookstore in […]

So What Does a Poet Laureate, You Know, Actually Do?

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have an official poet laureate; the national Poet Laureate position, established in 1937, carries with it a $35,000 annual stipend. But what does a poet laureate actually do? The Indy Week examined this question in the aftermath of Governor Pat McCrory’s unilateral selection of Valerie Macon as North […]