The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming (ENCLH) celebrates and promotes the literary culture of North Carolina. The event provides a rich opportunity to learn about and meet North Carolina writers. For close to a decade, the Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming has nourished and revitalized the creative spirit by providing a space where writers and community members can interact and share ideas. The works represented by the award-winning authors encompass a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and music.
In its first seven years, the program focused on writers with connections to Eastern North Carolina. In 2011, the program expanded to include writers throughout the state who are published in the special feature section of the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR). The program theme for 2013 focuses on the changing state of North Carolina and how it is reflected in literature.