Piedmont Laureate Program Issues Call for Writers of Creative Non-Fiction
The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from creative non-fiction writers of works including biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, travel writing and new journalism for 2019. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
The primary goal of the Piedmont Laureate program is “to promote awareness and heighten appreciation for excellence in the literary arts throughout the Piedmont region.” The program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to come together and celebrate the art of writing, enriching the lives of all our citizens.
The program focuses each year on a different literary form. The 2018 Piedmont Laureate is novelist Nancy Peacock; the 2016 Piedmont Laureate was poet Mimi Herman.
The 2019 Piedmont Laureate will be selected by a committee appointed by the sponsoring agencies. The Laureate will receive a stipend of $6,000 and serve for one year (Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st, 2019). Laureate activities will include presenting readings and workshops, encouraging creative writing, and promoting literature at public events.
The Piedmont Laureate 2019 program sponsors are the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County.
Additional information on the Piedmont Laureate program, including guidelines and the application form, is available at www.piedmontlaureate.com or on the websites of the sponsoring agencies.
For more information, contact Belva Parker, Office of Raleigh Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-996-3610.