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Nominations Open for 2018 North Carolina Awards

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: RALEIGH – Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural […]

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 […]

Penelope Niven, RIP

Penelope Niven, the critically acclaimed biographer of Carl Sandburg and Thornton Wilder, has died. She was seventy-five. “She was just a beautiful person inside and out,” said poet and biographer Emily Herring Wilson. “She was extraordinary. She was a great public speaker and teacher. I heard her speak many times, often at Salem College. She […]