“My role as Poet Laureate is to be present in many, many different types of communities and to definitely foster an appreciation for voices that are marginalized.”Read More
From David Sedaris to his Golden Globe nominated daughter actress Evan Rachel Wood, Ira David Wood III’s work has inspired numerous North Carolinains to pursue careers in the arts.Read More
Dick Knight's Kinston story is an unlikely one, but the eastern North Carolina town led this music-loving Georgia native to James Brown, and a fulfilling career as an arts educator.
Caldwell County, NC
Glenn and Lula Bolick have carried many traditions of North Carolina's mountains and piedmont into the 21st century through the pottery and music they've made together for over 50 yearsRead More
Plott Creek, NC
Author David Joy says, "When a story comes to me the place is already there, and the characters crawl themselves out of that land." For him, that place is always Jackson County, NC.Read More
It was love at first sight for Kennedy Center Honoree Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, who danced together in the famous New York City Ballet. This dynamic couple has led North Carolina's dance community since 1996.Read More