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From The Archives

Each Friday, NCLR will post content from past issues. All past issues are currently available for purchase. Or check your library’s digital collections to read the full piece.

Remembering Anita Collins

Friday from the Archives: “The Anderson Kid” by Anita Collins from NCLR 26 (2017).

We join family and friends in mourning the passing of Anita Collins, our ’16 Doris Betts Fiction Prize winner, who passed away in December.

A Writing Space of One’s Own

Friday from the Archives: “Geography for Writers” by Lee Zacharias from NCLR 17 (2008).

The liminal space between years invites time to sit and think about works written, or needing to be.

The Briefest of Moments

Friday from the Archives: “The Culprit: Reflections on the Bleeding Edge” an essay by Daniel James Waters from NCLR 30 (2021).

What a gift, life is. Few are as aware of this truth on a daily basis as an operating room surgeon.

Hudson Represents Culture of Community

Friday from the Archives: “In the Company of Other Writers: An Interview with Marjorie Hudson” by Anne Anthony from NCLR 25 (2016)

One of our favorite parts of our mission of “preserving and promoting North Carolina’s rich literary culture” is getting to not only witness but be a part of a writer’s journey from the beginning.

The Romantic Spirit of Inglis Fletcher

Friday from the Archives: “The Land Always Calls to Its Own”: The Inglis Fletcher Papers”
by Maurice C. York from NCLR 1993. The first class of awards included such luminaries as Paul Green, Frank Borden Hanes, Hugh F. Rankin, and Inglis Fletcher.

Eating, Writing, and Reading Eastern NC

Friday from the Archives: “Collard-Kraut and Blueberry BBQ: Discovering Vivian Howard’s Corner of the South” an interview and essay by Sally F. Lawrence from NCLR 27 (2018). Since this week is all about food here in the USA, we’re pulling out a piece about one of North Carolina’s recent foodie favorites.

Remembering NC’s Native Tribes

Friday from the Archives: “Among the Tuscarora: The Strange and Mysterious Death of John Lawson, Gentleman, Explorer, Writer” by Marjorie Hudson from NCLR 1 (1992).

Remembering Mark Smith-Soto

Friday from the Archives: “Last Retreat to Topsail Island” by Mark Smith-Soto from NCLR 22 (2013). We at NCLR were saddened to learn of the passing of long-time friend and poet, Mark Smith-Soto, early in November.