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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 […]

Readers Stand to Benefit from Mass Works Newly Released to Public Domain

As of January 1, 2019, tens of thousands of books, cartoons, movies, and more published in 1923 entered the public domain. It’s a big deal. The Internet Archive held a party in San Francisco to celebrate. What’s this mean, exactly? The New York Times summarized this momentous occasion quite nicely: This coming year marks the […]

Michael McFee Among Recipients of NC Award

On Friday, November 16, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will present the 2018 NC Awards in a ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center. The ceremony begins at 7:00 pm; tickets are still available here. The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians. The 2018 honorees are […]

Introducing Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part 2

We tell our attendees straight up: if you’re coming to Fall Conference, you’re going to want to bring an extra suitcase. Not only will Park Road Books be selling books written by all the illustrious faculty, but we’ll have sixteen exhibitors on-hand offering books, broadsides, journals, schwag, and more. So don’t forget to leave some […]

Words Awake 3 to Honor A.R. Ammons

Please note, this event has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence. From our friends at Wake Forest University: On Friday, September 14, 2018, Wake Forest University is hosting an event celebrating the poetry of A. R. “Archie” Ammons. “About Ammons” will combine readings of favorite Ammons poems with a talk by Wake Forest alumnus Robert […]

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 […]

Black Mountain Press and the Worthiness of Lofty Ideals

What is it about Western North Carolina that inspires independence, creativity, and a desire to buck the system? What is it about those hills? In Swannanoa, the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center houses fine art in the Courtyard Gallery; hosts a monthly open mic; and is home to the venerable Black Mountain Press, established in 1994. […]

John Ehle, RIP

John Ehle, author of seventeen books including the classic Land Breakers series, has died at the age of ninety-two. Ehle was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 1997. He received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and the Lillian Smith Award for Southern Fiction, and he is […]

What Other States Offer Literary Halls of Fame?

On Sunday, October 7, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Dr. James W. Clark, Jr., Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Penelope Niven, and Marsha White Warren will join the sixty writers currently enshrined. We’re not the only Southern state to offer a Literary or “Writers” Hall of Fame. The Alabama […]