NCLR thanks Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe and Charles and Annie Frazier (right, with NCLR Fiction Editor Liza Wieland, left), as well as the other writers and guests at our 2013 issue book party. Thanks also to Glenis Redmond (below) reading from her NCLR poetry at Malaprop's in 2019 and all of the other writers who read during our spring bookstore events.


Photo of Red Clay Ramblers at Quail Ridge Books


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Right, annual James Applewhite art invitational exhibit, City Art Gallery, Greenville


NCLR representatives regularly attend Bookmarks' Festival of Books and Authors, the fall conference of the North Carolina Writers Network, the annual meeting of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, the annual North Carolina Writers Conference, and the biennial North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as various other literary events across the state.

Meet staff members, get extra copies of the new issue (they make great gifts), buy back issues to complete your set.

9/29/2021, 6:00–7:30, Fall into Poetry: A Poetry Reading by Catherine Carter and Wayne Johns, East Carolina University Student Center Main Campus, Black Box Theater; co-sponsored by the Contemporary Writer Series, Peel LGBTQ Center, English Department Gender Studies, and NCLR    

9/30/2021, NCLR Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin reading from his new collection, Where We Lay DownZoom through BookBar, Denver (free and open to the public), 7:00 (Mountain Time), 9:00 EST

10/4/2021, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, East Carolina University Student Center Main Campus, 6:00 reception and interview with Kirstin Squint on the deck (RSVP required); 7:00 reading in the Black Box Theater (open to the public); sponsored by the Whichard Distinguished Chair of Harriot College of Arts and Sciences  

10/27/2021, Senior Associate Editor Christy Hallberg reading from her new novel, Searching for Jimmy Page, Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, 6:00

11/1/2021, Ben Fountain reading at East Carolina University Student Center Main Campus, Black Box Theater, 6:00, sponsored by the Veteran to Scholar Bootcamp   

11/11/2021, Senior Associate Editor Christy Alexander Hallberg reading at ECU from her new novel, Searching for Jimmy Page, Joyner Library Faulkner Library, 5:30

More in the planning; come back for updates!

Please contact the editor to invite her or another NCLR representative to your literary event.

Photo of Red Clay Ramblers at Quail Ridge Books

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