Accounts by European explorers who visited North Carolina centuries ago let us travel back to another era — but their words only tell part of the story.
The 1960s: The State of Literature
In the 1960s, a renewed focus on culture and education brings a burst of energy to the state’s literary scene: Writers sing North Carolina’s praises in poetry and prose.
Women Writers of Hayti
A literary tour of Durham’s Hayti district uncovers the creative expression of dozens of African-American authors during the Jim Crow era.
A Literary Community: Purple Crow Books
Owner Sharon Wheeler has reason to believe in Purple Crow Books’ success. She opened the store in a town populated by acclaimed writers and devoted readers.