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NCLR thanks Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe and Charles and Annie Frazier (pictured above with NCLR Fiction Editor Liza Wieland, left), as well as the other writers and guests at our 2013 issue book party.

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Photo of Red Clay Ramblers at Quail Ridge Books

Elizabeth Jackson (above) reading her 2014 Applewhite Prize Poem at the 5th annual City Art Gallery Applewhite Art Invitational (right), Greenville, NC, 23 Jan. 2015
(photographs courtesy of City Art Gallery)


Meet staff members, get extra copies of the new issue (they make great gifts), buy back issues to complete your set.

NCLR representatives regularly attend Bookmarks' Festival of Books and Authors, the fall conference of the North Carolina Writers Network, the annual meeting of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, the annual North Carolina Writers Conference, and the biennial North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as various other literary events across the state.

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, NCLR will host several events at bookstores in spring 2019.

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Except where otherwise noted,* all events are free and open to the public.

Sun., 2/3/19, 12:30, Asheville, Malaprop's, celebrating the release of NCLR Online 2019, featuring Glenis Redmond, Terry Roberts, David Hopes, Ken Chamlee

Wed., 2/13/19, 7:00, Charlotte, Park Road Books, featuring NCLR writers Miriam Herin, Diana Pinckney, Dannye Romine Powell

Wed., 2/20/19, 7:00, Chapel Hill, Flyleaf Books, celebrating the 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition; featuring final judge Randall Kenan, winner Nancy Poling, honorable mention Angela Belcher Epps; moderated by NCSU Professor Barbara Bennett

Sat., 2/23/19, starting at 10 a.m., Raleigh, The North Carolina Book Festival

Thurs., 3/14/19, 3:30, Greenville, Self-Help Center 100H, NCLR Editor Margaret Bauer discusses Elaine Neil Orr's Swimming Between Worlds (*registration/fee required); participants should read novel beforehand

3/14/19-3/17/19, Asheville, Appalachian Studies Association Conference  

Sat., 3/23/19, Winston-Salem, The Highroad Festival

Thurs., 3/28/19, 6:00, Greenville, Joyner Library Faulkner Gallery (2nd floor), reading by NC writer Elaine Neil Orr from her new novel Swimming Between Worlds (reviewed in NCLR Online 2019); read press release for more information

4/11/19-4/13/19, Raleigh, 2019 College Language Association Convention  

Fri., 4/12/19, 7:00, Greensboro, Scuppernong Books, featuring NCLR writers Amber Flora Thomas, Catherine Carter, Miriam Herin, Valerie Nieman, Wayne Johns

Sat., 4/13/19, 7:00, Raleigh, Quail Ridge Books, featuring NCLR writers Amber Flora Thomas, Catherine Carter, J.S. Absher, Laurence Avery, L. Teresa Church, Craig Thompson Friend, Jon Obermeyer, Crystal Simone Smith, Jo Taylor

Sat., 4/27/19, 12:30, Asheville, Malaprop's, celebrating poetry month and Indy bookstores and featuring Amber Flora Thomas, Catherine Carter, and Sally Thomas

Sat., 4/27/19, Greensboro, North Carolina Writers' Network Spring Conference *

5/17/19-5/19/19, Greensboro, Greensboro Bound  

Sat., 7/27/19, 3:00, Sylva, City Lights Bookstore, featuring NCLR writers Amber Flora Thomas, Sally Thomas, Susan O'Dell Underwood (more tbd)

11/8-10/19, SAMLA Conference, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, NCLR panels featuring "Expatriate" NC writers (papers under consideration for NCLR 2020). Read call for proposals here.

More in the planning; come back for updates!

Please contact the editor to invite her or another NCLR representative to your literary event.

Photo of Red Clay Ramblers at Quail Ridge Books

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