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May 29, 2014

Honoring Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

Yesterday, May 28th, 2014, American author, poet, and professor Maya Angelou passed away in her home in Winston-Salem, NC, at the age of 86.  In addition to writing poetry, a series of autobiographies, children's literature, and essays, Dr. Angelou was an actress and singer in her earlier life, recording her first album, Miss Calypso, in 1957.  She served as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University for many years and won the North Carolina Award for Literature in 1987 and was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Map of Fame in 2012.  Check out Maya Angelou's author page on the NC Literary Map here.

May 22, 2014

National Short Story Month

May is National Short Story Month!  To help celebrate, check out the Lit Map's unique "Search by Genre" option.  You can select "Anthology & Short Story Fiction" to see 96 short story collections by North Carolina authors.  Selections include:

Cakewalk by Lee Smith
Chemistry and Other Stories by Ron Rash
The Geographical Cure by Michael Parker
Parlous Angels by Ed Southern
Shoveling Smoke by Margaret Maron

More information on Short Story Month can be found here.

May 20, 2014

NC Lit Map Twitter

Did you know that the North Carolina Literary Map has a Twitter account? We recently relaunched our Twitter page, so check out the new design! You can follow us at @NCLiteraryMap.

We tweet information about upcoming events, interesting content from North Carolina authors, and anything related to the NC literary community.