NCLR thanks Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe and Charles and Annie Frazier (right, with NCLR Fiction Editor Liza Wieland, left), as well as the other writers and guests at our 2013 issue book party. Thanks also to Glenis Redmond (below) reading from her NCLR poetry at Malaprop's in 2019 and all of the other writers who read during our spring bookstore events.


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Right, annual James Applewhite art invitational exhibit, City Art Gallery, Greenville


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.

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

2/23/2022, 7:00, Winter Online Issue Launch and Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Reading, hosted on Zoom by North Carolina Humanities  

2/24/2022, 7:00, Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize Reading, featuring the 2021 winner Steve Mitchell and finalists selected for publication in NCLR 2022 issues, with special guest 2020 Betts Fiction Prize Winner Molly Sentell Haile, hosted by (and AT) Scuppernong Books, Greensboro

3/22/2022, 7:00 on Zoom, NCLR Art Director Dana Ezzell Lovelace, "The Power of Effective Design in the Literary Landscape, NCLR, North Carolina's Best-Kept Secret Revealed," sponsored by the Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library (registration required)

NCLR Poetry Editor North Carolina Book Tour / James Applewhite Poetry Prize Readings

4/20/22, 4:00, ECU Joyner Library, Faulkner Gallery, NCLR Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin reading with James Applewhite Poetry Prize finalists Melinda Thomsen and C.G. Thompson  

4/21/22, 6:30, Pamlico Books, Washington, NC, NCLR Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin reading with Amber Flora Thomas

4/22/22, 5:30, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NCLR Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin reading with Applewhite Prize finalists 

4/23/22, Editor and Poetry Editor attending NC Writers' Network Spring Conference, UNCG

4/23/22, 6:30, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC, NCLR Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin reading with Valerie Nieman and Mark Smith-Soto  

4/24/22, 1:00, City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC, NCLR Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin reading with Catherine Carter and Keith Flynn

4/26/22, 7:00, hosted on Zoom by North Carolina Humanities, Expatriate Poets in NCLR

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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