Written by guest blogger, Elisabeth Lewis Corley. Gary Phillips, a life-long North Carolinian born in Appalachia and long-term resident of Chatham County, is the 2016-2018 poet laureate of Carrboro, North Carolina. He is a writer, naturalist, and entrepreneur with a special interest in conservation and land-protective strategies. He is also a real estate broker with… Read More →
This month’s “Go See This” is written by guest blogger Selbe Bartlett. Sunday, September 17th will mark the first in a regular monthly series of Sunday afternoon poetry readings at Pittsboro’s Joyful Jewel. This new series provides an ongoing, consistent time and space for poets and poetry lovers in the area to gather. It will feature established… Read More →
Ruth Moose was only three years-old when she first tried her hand at writing. “My grandfather was a Baptist preacher – tall, very charismatic. He baptized a lot of people, traveled across North Carolina and preached at various churches and revivals,” she said. He left a sermon – in progress – on his writing table…. Read More →
Onicas Gaddis has only one photograph from his childhood. “This is me and my two brothers, Bart and Phillip, and my sister Josephine – before I was taken away,” he said. The photo is blurry, his siblings’ faces like a misty dream. When he said good-bye to his family, he had only his memory to keep… Read More →
When I first moved to North Carolina in 2007 I was preoccupied with a new job, closing on my first house, and learning where all the good restaurants were. Writing was not a priority. A year later I felt settled and curious. I went to the first place I could think of that should be… Read More →
Patty Cole Book Reading, A Way I Sing. Of her book, Cole says it has been a journey of discovery and understanding. The Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro. www.joyfuljewel.com (919) 884-2775 Free.
Elisabeth Lewis Corley of Pittsboro has been a writer and actor since age four. She started Atlanta Shakespeare Company while in her early twenties (still operating on Peachtree Street) and performed in the inaugural season of the Signature Theatre Company in New York City while in her thirties (still operating on 42nd Street). “Now I live in the woods of Chatham… Read More →