INFUSING CEREMONY WITH CELEBRATION
POETRY WITH LIGHT, SOUL AND SOUND
NCPS 90th Anniversary Celebration — 1932 – 2022
We are meeting face-to-face at Weymouth Center for the Humanities for the first time since March 2020 for our September North Carolina Poetry Society meeting! We welcome our members, poetry friends, and poetry lovers to help us celebrate 90 years of our rich heritage of supporting and promoting poetry in North Carolina and beyond. We will begin with readings from NC Writers' Network's Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize. Readings from winners of NC Poetry Society include those from the Brockman-Campbell Book Award, Lena Shull Poetry Book Contest, and the Susan Myers Fellowship will follow.
In the morning, we will also present a special presentation in honor of our 90th-year celebration, "Clarion Voices-Then, Now, and Evermore," facilitated by Regina YC Garcia.
After lunch, award-winning poet, essayist, and storyteller Joan Leotta will lead a generative workshop on The Art of Poetic Storytelling. So have your pen and paper ready! Never fear; we may have some on hand.
When you enter, don't forget to register for gift basket giveaways, visit the book room, and take the time to walk around the lovely grounds before you leave. Please plan to attend our next NCPS gathering, the Winter Meeting, on Saturday, January 14, 2020. Our very own NC Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton, will join us for the morning session. More details to come.
The NCPS Board is committed to providing safe spaces for meeting together and to protecting the vulnerable. We strongly recommend indoor masking for all, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not wear a mask, please act responsibly and compassionately. Some attendees may be at high risk. There will be outdoor or patio space for eating.
Please do not attend in person events if you have had fever, COVID symptoms, or a positive test within the past 5 days.