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Jaki Shelton Green Receives Caldwell Award

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded Jaki Shelton Green the 2019 John Tyler Campbell Award for the Humanities, the council’s highest honor. The Caldwell Award will recognize Green for her lifelong achievements as a teacher, humanities advocate and ambassador for poetry and the spoken word in North Carolina. Jaki Shelton Green is the current […]

NCWN Members Among NCPS 2019 Contest Winners

From our friends at the North Carolina Poetry Society: RALEIGH—The North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) has announced the names of its 2019 adult poetry contest winners. Winning poets will receive cash prizes and their poems will be published in the annual anthology, Pinesong. Winning poets have been invited to read at Sam Ragan Awards Day […]

Nominate a Deserving Writer for NC Award in Literature

The North Carolina Awards are open for nominations through April 15. The North Carolina Awards are the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. Facilitated by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the awards recognize leaders in Fine Arts, Public Service, Science, and Literature. Last year’s winner in Literature was poet and […]

Asheville Wordfest presents Healing the Soul of Appalachia

From our friends at Asheville Wordfest: Asheville—Asheville Wordfest returns April 12-14 for a free-or-by-donation festival celebrating poetry and stories. The theme for festival’s twelfth year is “Healing the Soul of Appalachia.” Maintaining a commitment to multicultural programming, Asheville Wordfest invites audiences and participants to venture deeply into spaces of tension and complexity in search of […]

Don’t Miss NC Poet Laureate in 2019!

Jaki Shelton Green, a 2014 inductee to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, was installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate in a ceremony on Raleigh on Monday, February 18. Jaki is the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s “ambassador for poetry and the spoken word.” If you’ve […]

NC Book Festival Call for Volunteers

The North Carolina Book Festival 2019 runs February 22-24 and provides a wide variety of audiences access to a diverse slate of local, national, and international writers and artists. Formerly hosted on a rotating basis by the libraries at NC State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke, the festival will now […]

The 2018 NC Literary and Historical Association Awards

On Friday, October 26, in a ceremony in Greenville, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association honored their 2018 award recipients. The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, established in 1900, is among the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation. For more than a century, they’ve worked to tirelessly to promote the Office […]

New Date Announced for NC Poet Laureate Installation

Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as the new North Carolina Poet Laureate on Monday, December 10, at 4:00 pm. The event takes place at the State Capitol, 1 East Edenton St., in Raleigh. Seating begins at 3:30 pm, and the program will start at 4:00 pm, with a reception to follow. Please note that […]

Visit Us at West End Poetry Festival

One thing about the West End Poetry Festival, happening this weekend in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, is that they put together an incredible lineup of poets, year after year. In past years, we’ve admired from afar. But this year, we decided we were tired of missing out on all the fun, so we’ll have an […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 3

This week we’ve been highlighting the many exhibitors who will join us November 2-4 for our 2018 Fall Conference. If you missed parts 1 and 2, they are here and here. We are admittedly partial to organizations with “North Carolina” in their name. But here are four that will exhibit at this year’s 2018 Fall […]