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A List of Poetry Events Around North Carolina

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This is a member-created list for local events and readings in poetry that are occurring in the NC area. If there is an event you want to see here, use the contact button above to let us know about it.  NCPS-sponsored readings appear on this page.


Fall 2015

Poetry Readings & Events Across the State 

Sunday, November 1st, 3:00pm
Asheville, NC 

This month’s Poetrio series features poets Diana Pinckney (THE BEAST AND THE INNOCENT), John Hoppenthaler (DOMESTIC GARDEN), and Nancy Dew Taylor (TAKING FLIGHT) in the Malaprop’s Bookstore Café.

Sunday, November 8th at 3:00pm
Greensboro, NC

Gibbons Ruark will read from his latest collection, The Road to Ballyvaughan (Jacar Press, 2015) at Scuppernong Books. Reading starts at 3:00pm, and stay afterwards for an information discussion with Gibbons of writing and poetry afterwards. Drink or snack included and courtesy of Jacar Press.

Thursday, November 12, at 7:00pm-8:30pm
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Featured readers at the monthly Second Thursday Poetry series will be Ravi Shankar and Charles Wyatt. An open mic follows the readings. An informal get-together at The Root Cellar next door begins at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at Flyleaf Books sponsored by Carolina Wren Press at 6:30. 919-942-7373.

Saturday, November 14th, 7:00pm
Greensboro, NC 
Second Saturday at Tate Street Coffee House features poets Debra Kaufman and Noel Crook. Open mic follows.
Hosted by Women Writers of the Triad.

November 20-22, 2015
Asheville, NC

LOOK FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA POETRY SOCIETY at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Fall Conference, at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore. Celebrating their 30th year, the Network will celebrate more than a generation of serving writers at all levels of skill and experience all weekend long.

Saturday, November 21, 1:00p.m.-4:00 pm.
Cary, NC
Workshops and reading at the ATA Turkish House in Cary. Reading follows at 4:30.  Co-sponsored by Jacar Press and the Nazim Hikmet Foundation.

Poets in Dialogue with the World. Led by Andrea Young, All Night it is Morning (Dialogos Press)
The prose poem: hybrid genre or structural choice? Led by Terry Kennedy, New River Breakdown (Unicorn Press)

This workshop is sold out, but if you wish to be on a waiting list email Richard Krawiec.  The reading is free and open to the public and you can attend without attending the workshop.

Sunday, December 6th, 2:00p.m.
Raleigh, NC

Quail Ridge Books hosts poets Mary Kratt, Tony Morris, and Grace C. Ocasio as part of Quail Ridge’s Sundry Poets––Three Poets in One Afternoon reading series.

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