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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 

Thursday, October 1st at 7:00pm
High Point, NC 

Tonight at High Point University, in the Wilson Ballroom, Richard Krawiec discusses Poetry & Social Justice. Free and open to the public. More information can be found here.

Thursday, October 1st at 7:00pm
Laurinburg, NC

The Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast presents a poetry night at the Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast. Beth Copeland will present “Erasures: Writing Poems on Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss.” Contact Erin Rembert 910-277-3599 for more information.

Sunday, October 4th at 3:00pm
Asheville, NC
 at Malaprops features poets Debra Kaufman reading from Delicate Thefts, Sally Keith presenting River House, and Rose McLarney reading from Its Day Being Gone.

Friday, October 9, 7:00 pm
Winston-Salem, NC
The Center for Women Writers and Salem College features Debra Kaufman and Valerie Nieman in The Saal, Single Sisters House. Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 8th, 7:00pm
Chapel Hill, NC
Second Thursday at Flyleaf Books & Music features winners of the Flyleaf Poetry Contest including Nancy Martin-Young, Mary Hennessey, and more. Come dressed as your favorite dead poet for a contest, too!  Open mic follows.

Saturday, October 10th, 7:00pm
Greensboro, NC
Second Saturday at Tate Street Coffee House features poets Cedric Tillman and Bianca Diaz. Open mic follows. Hosted by Women Writers of the Triad.

Tuesday, October 13th, 5:30-8:30pm
Hickory, NC
Poetry Hickory features Debra Kaufman and Katherine Soniat for poetry readings and workshop at Tasteful Beans.

October 16, 6:30-8:30 pm and October 17th, noon-8:30pm
Carrboro, NC
West End Poetry Festival
 features a line-up of poets and poetry lovers including Ansel Elkins, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Rob Bowers, Abigail Browning, Jay Bryan, Paul Deblinger, Bianca Diaz, Michael Gaspeny, Maura High, Glenna Wolfe Hurlbert, Tsitsi Jaji, Terry L. Kennedy, Ellie Kinnaird, Barbara Middleton-Foushee, Maria Rouphail, Damon Seils, Crystal Simone Smith, Susan Spalt, Celisa Steele, L. Lamar Wilson, and Gideon Young. Schedule, bios and more here.

October 18th, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Greensboro, NC

Valerie Nieman and Elizabeth Akin Stelling will be the featured poets at Common Grounds.   Hosted by Writers’ Group of the Triad.

Sunday, October 25th, 2:00pm
Charlotte, NC

Hosted by John Amen and featuring Shane Manier, Richard Krawiec (Women Who Loved Me Despite, Press 53) and Julie Suk, offering a sneak preview of Julie Suk‘s sixth collection of poetry, Astonished to Wake (forthcoming from Jacar Press).

Friday, October 30th, 7:00pm
Winston-Salem, NC

The Center for Women Writers and Salem College features Jaki Shelton Green and Charmaine Cadeau in Shirley Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center. Click here for more information.

Friday, October 30th, 7:00pm
Greensboro, NC

9th Annual Rumi by Candlelight at the Church of the Covenant. Click here for more information.

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

Gibbons RuarkThe Road to Ballyvaughan (2015, Jacar Press) is reading at Scuppernong Books.

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