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April 23, 2015

We had a great time at the NC Writers' Network Spring Conference!  The keynote address was delivered by poet Jaki Shelton Green, and the schedule included exhibits, book sales, open mic readings, faculty readings, lunches with the authors, and two sessions full of writing workshops.  We also got to network with some incredibly talented poets and authors!

April 16, 2015

April is National Poetry Month!

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  You can search the Literary Map by genre.  Just select Poetry to see 167 North Carolina poetry collections!  Selections include:

Among the Believers by Ron Rash

Bloodfire by Fred Chappell

License My Roving Hands by Juanita Brown Tobin

Rhythm a Little Lumbee by Lewis Barton

You can find out more about National Poetry Month here.

April 9, 2015

NC Writers' Network Spring Conference -- Saturday, April 18th at UNCG!

Spaces are filling up quickly for the NC Writers' Network Spring Conference 2015!  You can check out the updated schedule here and register here (pre-registration closes on Sunday).  The conference will take place in the MHRA Building on The University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus on Saturday, April 18th.  For more information about this year's conference, check out the NC Writers' Network website.  We hope to see you next Saturday!

April 2, 2015

Lanier Library Poetry Festival Will Offer Free Workshops

Two free workshops will introduce young writers to the world of poetry and songwriting during this year’s 2nd Annual Lanier Library Poetry Festival on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.

The writing workshops are for poets at all levels of skill and intent. This year, workshops will be offered for budding poets from elementary school through high school. Workshop topics cover poetry styles, forms, techniques, and the hard tasks of revision and publication.

This is the second year of Lanier Library’s poetry festival, held in celebration of National Poetry Month and of the Library's namesake, Sidney Lanier, whose widow donated two volumes of Lanier’s poetry to begin the library’s collection in 1890.

The keynote speaker will be Richard Blanco, the Presidential Inaugural Poet selected to read at Barack Obama’s swearing in ceremony in 2013.

For a complete schedule of events, locations and registration information for the festival, including luncheon, readings and workshops, visit