Betty Adcock, Red Clay Ramblers
to Highlight NCLR Release Party

Image of Betty Adcock
Betty Adcock with her husband, Don, at Quail Ridge Books in 2003
Photograph by Jan G. Hensley
The North Carolina Literary Review will celebrate the release of its 2009 issue at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh on Friday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Poet Betty Adcock, interviewed in this issue, will read from her work, and Bland Simpson will talk about his article on musician's theater. Then Americana music legends The Red Clay Ramblers will join band mate Simpson for a set of songs and tunes.

Betty Adcock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including Slantwise (2008) from LSU Press, and a former Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. She has held teaching positions at Meredith, Duke, Warren Wilson, Lenoir-Rhyne and North Carolina State University.

Image of Betty Adcock

The Red Clay Ramblers
Photograph by Tony Coats
UNC Creative Writing Professor Bland Simpson and The Red Clay Ramblers are also well known to the North Carolina literary,musical and theatrical communities. The Tony Award-winning Ramblers are now in their 38th year and are releasing their North Carolina-focused CD Old North State in October.

The 2009 issue of the North Carolina Literary Review features North Carolina Drama and also includes a new North Carolina Miscellany section of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, literary criticism, reviews and literary news of North Carolina.

Quail Ridge Books is located at 3522 Wade Ave. in Raleigh (919-828-1588). This event is free and open to the public.

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