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It’s all About the Story: A Reading with Nancy Peacock

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts 121 North Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC, United States

North Carolina author and 2018 Piedmont Laureate, Nancy Peacock, reads from her book “A Broom of One’s Own.” The reading caps the gallery’s annual show “It’s All About The Story” which features work inspired by the characters and events in Ms. Peacock’s book. The reading and reception will be held on Sunday, March 11th from... Read More →


Piedmont Laureate David Menconi presents “Tempted by Scandal” by Karen Booth

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill

2019 Piedmont Laureate David Menconi will present a discussion and reading with author Karen Booth about the romance novel field, how to break into publishing, and how to thrive as a novelist. Karen's latest book Tempted by Scandal will be published by Harlequin Romance on May 7.

Piedmont Laureate presents Talking and Singing the Gospel

Burwell School Historic Site 319 North Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC, United States

Join 2019 Piedmont Laureate David Menconi with Music Maker Relief Foundation founder/president Tim Duffy and recent Grammy-winner Bill Ferris for a talk about gospel and blues music, culture and photography — as well as the fabulous new book “Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs.” With a live performance by the acclaimed gospel group Dedicated Men... Read More →

Goal-Setting for Fiction Writers

Online The Internet

It’s New Year’s Resolution time! In this workshop we’ll identify concrete, attainable goals—customized for you—and brainstorm strategies for achieving them. Perfect for fiction writers at any stage. Let’s make 2022 your most productive year yet. To sign up for this free online event, email Piedmont Laureate Heather Bell Adams at Sponsored by Raleigh Arts,... Read More →

Map Your Route to Publishing

Cary Regional Library 315 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC, Cary, United States

Map Your Route to Publishing, a workshop with Piedmont Laureate Heather Bell Adams April 9 at 11am Cary Regional Library What do you want your fiction writing path to look like? Is an independent publisher a good fit? When do you need a literary agent and how do you get one? This session will be... Read More →

Inspiration Scavenger Hunt at NC Botanical Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill

Join Piedmont Laureate Heather Bell Adams for an Inspiration Scavenger Hunt at NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, June 26 at 1pm. We'll meet at the gazebo where you'll receive garden-related writing prompts. Please wear comfortable shoes for exploring. Sign up here:

Prompt-Driven Writing

Virtual Event

Prompt-Driven Writing July 26 at noon Online Join Piedmont Laureate Heather Bell Adams for an hour-long writing session, complete with a variety of prompts designed to get your creative juices flowing. Perfect for writers of any genre and at any stage. Sign up here:

Piedmont Laureate Info Session

Zoom , United States

Join us for a virtual information session for the 2023 Piedmont Laureate position in poetry on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 pm. Register here -  A link to join the event will be emailed the morning before the session. Learn more about the Piedmont Laureate position and application at

2023 Piedmont Laureate Application Info Session

Virtual Event

Interested in applying to become the 2023 Piedmont Laureate in Poetry but full of questions? This virtual info session is for you. ***Please complete this google form in order to receive a link to the event: Find further details about the application here: