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National Poetry Month

In honor of this wordsmith’s holiday, here are a list of events you should attend this month.
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Arts & Culture

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The Red Clay Ramblers

Shaped by the ever-changing music scene in Chapel Hill, the Ramblers have always been experimenters.

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Not Just An Ol’ Hound

When it came time to pick a state dog, the Plott family knew there was only one canine in the hunt.

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Hoopskirt Dreams: Wilmington’s Azalea Festival Belles

During the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, the city’s Azalea Belles follow a slow, graceful path to the past.
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The Unreliable Reader

An introduction to “10 Poems Every North Carolinian Should Read” by two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
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Bigfoot’s Backyard

A fuzzy video of a furry beast with a sweet tooth has spawned an industry all its own in the Uwharries. Many in Montgomery County believe. Some worldwide believe. But do you?
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10 Poems Every North Carolinian Should Read

Indulge in the diverse beauty of North Carolina by reading these poems aloud.
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The Mythic School of the Mountain: Black Mountain College

Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
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The Story Collector

Cratis Williams’s love of Appalachia helped inspire a special library collection, where the story of the region continues to grow.
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The Old Ceremony: Live at Our State

Songwriter Django Haskins and violinist Gabriel Pelli of The Old Ceremony stopped by the Our State office with instruments in tow for a special performance.
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Joe Newberry: Live at Our State

Joe Newberry fills the Our State library with vivid stories and sounds of Appalachia.
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