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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 […]

NC Poet Laureate Installation Sep. 19

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Raleigh—Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Wed., Sept. 19 in a ceremony at the State Capitol. The ceremony starts at 4:15 pm in the old House Chamber at the State Capitol, located at One East Edenton St. in downtown […]

Jaki Shelton Green Named NC Poet Laureate

From our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council: Governor Roy Cooper today announced that poet, teacher, and community arts advocate Jaki Shelton Green will serve as North Carolina’s ninth poet laureate. “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature,” Governor […]

Impacting the Community: Jacar Press

Jacar Press defines themselves as a “Community-Active Literary Press.” This clearly defined purpose influences all their decisions, from which authors to publish to where the proceeds go. For example, their newest title, Yes, We Be by Patrick Howell, is an “integrated-design poetry book that connects with the Black Arts Movement, Harlem Renaissance, and Afro-Futurism. Proceeds will […]