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April 23, 2013

World Book Night

April 23 is World Book Night!  This annual event is celebrated throughout the US and is designed to help spread a love of reading.  Volunteers distribute paperback books to people who usually don't read, encouraging them to give reading a chance.  It's estimated that over half a million books will be given away!

Check out the organization's official website for more information, including the selected titles that volunteers will be giving away (one of the titles is our Book Club selection - Me Talk Pretty One Day):

April 15, 2013

National Library Week

April 14-20 is National Library Week! This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association and observed by libraries across the US.

In honor of this week, check out some of the most beautiful libraries in the world:

Beautiful Libraries

April 11, 2013

Kathryn Stripling Byer

Last night, former NC poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer gave a reading of some of her poetry at UNCG's Jackson Library. Students, faculty, and fans from the community had the opportunity to hear some of her new poems from her latest collection, Descent. Although born and raised in Georgia, Byer has a long history in North Carolina. She has studied and taught at several North Carolina universities, including UNCG. She currently lives in Cullowhee.

Want more information? Check out the Lit Map to see a list of her works!

Kathryn Stripling Byer

April 5, 2013

Graduate Research and Creativity Expo

On Tuesday, April 2, we displayed the Literary Map at the Graduate Research and Creativity Expo at UNCG! The Expo is an annual event where graduate students from any discipline can present their research.  Check out our poster below:

Judges evaluated the posters and awarded $1,000 prizes to each discipline.  Although we didn't win, we still had a great time talking about the Lit Map and our promotional efforts!