Sunday, November 27, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
NORTH CAROLINA POETRY SOCIETY
DEADLINE: February 1, 2012
The North Carolina Poetry Society invites submissions to its nine 2012
adult poetrycontests, open to NCPS members and non-members
and (except for the Poet Laureate contest) to both NC residents and
THOMAS H. McDILL AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 70 lines.
CALDWELL NIXON JR. AWARD: written for children ages 2-12, any
form, any style; maximum 36 lines.
JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT AWARD: traditional forms (except sestinas);
maximum 36 lines.
MARY RUFFIN POOLE AMERICAN HERITAGE AWARD: any form, any style
on theme of American heritage, brotherhood/sisterhood, nature;
maximum of 36 lines.
KATHERINE KENNEDY McINTYRE LIGHT VERSE AWARD: any form, any
style; maximum 36 lines.
GRIFFIN-FARLOW AWARD: Haiku.
POETRY OF COURAGE AWARD: any form, any style on theme of courage or crisis;
maximum 36 lines.
POETRY OF LOVE AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.*
POET LAUREATE AWARD: a serious poem, any subject, any style, maximum of
110 lines. Open to poets currently residing in NC. The winning poem will be selected by
the North Carolina Poet Laureate.
FOR RULES AND GUIDELINES:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Durham Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham
Sheri Castle will read from and sign copies of The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes.
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Auditorium A218, General Classroom Building (corners of N. Benbo and Sullivan Rds.), North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro
The Creative Writing Program welcomes you to an historic evening with the best of North Carolina’s Black poets writing and performing in the genre today, celebrating the special edition of the Obsidian Journal (Aforebo: A Harvest of North Carolina Writers of African Descent). Authors booksigning to follow. Featuring: Darrell Stover, Grace Ocasio, Carolyn Beard Whitlow, L. Teresa Church, Lenard D. Moore, Gideon Young, Ojaide, Tanure, Crystal Smith, L. Lamar Wilson, Sheila Smith McKoy, and Anjail Rashida Ahmad. This program is free and open to the public, a joint project with Obsidian Journal’s Sheila Smith McKoy, Editor (North Carolina State University) and Lenard D. Moore, Special Edition Editor of The African American Writers’ Collective.
Thursday, November 10, 12:30-2:00 pm2nd Floor Seminar Room, Bluford Library, 1601 E. Market St., Greensboro. Valerie Nieman will read from her novel, Blood Clay. She will also read:
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, The Burwell School, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, with Marjorie Hudson
Thursday, January 26, Greensboro Newcomers Club
Friday, February 24, Wonderland Book Club, Raleigh
Sunday, December 11, 2:00-3:00 pm, Flynne’s Coffee Bar, 115 N.E. Broad St., Southern Pines
NEW! Friday, November 18, 7:00 pm
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC
The Cary Playwrights’ Forum will present a staged reading of Marilynn Barner Anselmi’s play Taking Care of Mimi.