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October 14, 2014

Four North Carolina Poets Join the Literary Hall of Fame!

The North Carolina Literary Map had a great time on Sunday at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, NC.  Four North Carolina poets, Betty Adcock, Ronald H. Bayes, Jaki Shelton Green, and Shelby Stephenson, were inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame at the ceremony.  Congratulations to the 2014 inductees!  You can learn more about the ceremony here.  

2014 Induction Ceremony

North Carolina Literary Map table
Betty Adcock

September 23, 2014

Writers & Illustrators of North Carolina (WINC)

Writers & Illustrators of North Carolina (WINC) is a professional organization of creators of children's books.  A wonderful site for those interested in children's literature, WINC offers a variety of resources to its users, including helpful links to other websites about children's books.  Check out WINC for news and events, to order books, to arrange visits, to learn about NC children's authors and illustrators, and more!

August 21, 2014

Poetry Reading by David Roderick

UNCG Associate Professor David Roderick will read from his new book, The Americans, on Thursday, September 9 in the Faculty Center on UNCG's campus.  The event begins at 8:00 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the MFA Writing Program, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, and the Greensboro Review.

August 5, 2014

On the Same Page Literary Festival to take place Sept. 16-20, 2014

Ashe County's Literary Festival will take place from September 16th to 20th this year and will include an engaging array of events on each day, including the ever-popular Book Fair on the 19th.  For a full schedule of events, a lineup of authors, and information about reserving a space, please visit the Festival's website at

July 10, 2014

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

On Sunday, October 12, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will honor four poets, Betty Adcock, Ronald H. Bayes, Jaki Shelton Green, and Shelby Stephenson. They will be honored in a ceremony at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, NC, and will join the fifty-three existing inductees.

The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame celebrates and promotes the state’s rich literary heritage by commemorating its leading authors and encouraging the continued flourishing of great literature. Inductions are held every other year. A list of inductees, as well as samples of their work and video clips of past inductions, can be found online at

July 1, 2014

North Carolina Literary and Historical Association Annual Awards Competitions deadline -- July 15th!
The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association annually conducts awards competitions for North Carolina authors, and the deadline is coming right up, on July 15th!

Awards include The Ragan Old North State Award Cup for Nonfiction, The Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, The Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, The American Association of University Women Award for Juvenile Literature, The Hardee Rives Award for Dramatic Arts, The Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Work of Fiction, and more.

For more information and application requirements, see the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources website:

June 12, 2014

Local authors and foodies celebrate new book in Asheville, June 14

Asheville-based author and gardener Nan K. Chase has been gardening in Western North Carolina for over thirty years.  Writing about gardens, plants, and home food preservation (including unusual garden wines!), her works have appeared in a wide range of regional and national publications.  Ms. Chase also lectures at various seminars and events around North Carolina on related topics.  She and co-author DeNiece Guest will present their new beverage book, Drink the Harvest, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/CafĂ© in Asheville on Saturday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m.  For more information, click here.