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March 23, 2017

NC Writers' Network 2017 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers' Network 2017 Spring Conference is coming up on April 22!  Fred Chappell, a North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee, as well as an award-winning novelist and poet, will give the keynote address.  Other writers and professors will teach and lead various classes in this all-day event held in the MHRA building on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus.  For more information, please check out the NC Writers' Network website.  Preregistration is currently open until April 16.  Spaces are filling up fast so sign up now if you are interested in attending!  We hope to see you there!

March 9, 2017

Ray Suarez Coming to UNCG!

Critically-acclaimed author and journalist Ray Suarez is coming to the Elliott University Center at the UNC-Greensboro campus! The author will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the UNCG Libraries' annual dinner on the evening of March 29. Please visit the Friends of the UNCG Libraries' webpage for more information, including how to purchase tickets for the event. Do not miss your chance to meet this thought-provoking writer!

March 2, 2017

NC Bluegrass Connections

Bluegrass music.  Banjos and fiddles.  Clogging and swing dances.  What do all of these aspects have in common?  The mountains of Western North Carolina.

For generations, music and dance has been a part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains of NC.  Folklorist Fred C. Fussell details many of these traditions, including specific locations, in "Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina".  Author Patricia A. McAfee focuses more on highlighting the musicians, both well-known and under-recognized, who performed in churches, barns, and many other places in "Western North Carolina Musical Legacies".

Interested in discovering even more about the musical heritage and history of our state?  Then please check out these books and more at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading (and listening)!