North Carolina Executive Directors' Conference

January 20-22, 2016
Camp Caraway Conference Center
Asheboro, N.C.

The North Carolina Arts Council will present a two-day professional development conference for local arts council executive directors on Wednesday, Jan.  20— Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Join colleagues from across the state to explore strategies to strengthen North Carolina’s Creative State brand through the local arts council network. Conference sessions will feature speakers and panels on engaging diverse audiences and creative placemaking. The retreat will also provide time for peer connections and relaxation in an informal setting.

The conference will take place at Camp Caraway, a retreat center located in Asheboro. Located in the center of the state, Asheboro is home the Randolph Arts Guild and the North Carolina Zoo, our partners for the conference. Camp Caraway offers single or double rooms in a serene, wooded setting with hiking trails.

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Follow-up documents

Poetry Resources

North Carolina has a long tradition of support for poetry. From its beginning,  the North Carolina Arts Council encouraged poetry readings and publication of poetry magazines and anthologies. The North Carolina Poet Laureate is available for community programs.



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North Carolina Poetry Events and Reading Series

Poetry Magazines and Presses

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North Carolina Poetry Anthologies and Surveys

  • Buckner, Sally, ed. Word and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry. Durham:  Carolina Academic Press, 1999.
  • McFee, Michael, ed. The Language They Speak Is Things to Eat; Poems by Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1994.
  • Owen, Guy, and Mary C. Williams, eds. Contemporary Poetry of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, 1977.
  • Walser, Richard, ed. Poets of North Carolina. Richmond: Garrett & Massie, 1963.