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2020 Piedmont Laureate Applications Open

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County announce the opening of the application process for the position of Piedmont Laureate for 2020. For the 2020 cycle, applications will be accepted from writers of plays, musicals and screenplays (for film, television […]

Piedmont Laureate Applications Now Open

“If you are a writer, you must listen,” says current Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock. “You must disengage, every day, from the noise and commerce and traffic and politics of the world. You must not let anyone tell you how to do it. You must not let anyone tell you what’s important…What did you do before […]

Nancy Peacock is 2018 Piedmont Laureate

New York Times bestselling novelist and longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, Nancy Peacock, has been named the 2018 Piedmont Laureate. Nancy Peacock’s first novel, Life Without Water, was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. She has since published stories, essays, and poems, as well two more novels and a memoir. […]

Mimi Herman is Piedmont Laureate

We’re outrageously tardy in passing along this news, but if you haven’t heard, poet Mimi Herman was named the 2017 Piedmont Laureate, and we want to take a moment to extend our heartiest, if belated, congratulations. Each year, the arts commissions of Durham, Orange County, Raleigh, and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake […]

Carrie Knowles Named New Piedmont Laureate

Longtime North Carolina Writers’ Network member Carrie Knowles, of Raleigh, has been selected as the 2014 Piedmont Laureate in the Short Story. As Piedmont Laureate, Knowles will receive an honorarium and serve until December 31, 2014. Her duties will include presenting public readings and workshops, participating at select public functions, and creating at least one […]