Writers Corner


The Edenton Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina

Cynthia Kierner, Ph.D.   ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle for a lecture and book signing for the upcoming exhibit “Steeped in Time”on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. Cynthia S. Kierner, Ph.D., History Professor and Ph.D. Program Director at George Mason […]


The Literacy Council of Buncombe County announces its featured author for the 7th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

James Patterson to keynote 2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction September 5, 2014 | 6 p.m. Renaissance Asheville Hotel ASHEVILLE, NC July 31, 2014 – The Authors for Literacy auction will include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and excursions in Asheville and beyond. The evening […]


"Pirates, Redcoats, Ghosts and More" by John Hirchak

CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – Situated on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington is awash in unusual tales and legends. A prevalent pirate hideaway, the area harbored the infamous Blackbeard and the cunning Calico Jack Rackham. Since its initial settlement, the region has witnessed an abundance of […]


A Pirate's Exile: Bussing across the U.S.A.

San Diego, CA, July 27th, 2014-Crossing the country on a bus is something everyone should try to do more often. It’s a reasonably affordable way to actually see things. I rode the Greyhound from Wilmington, NC to Los Angeles, CA with a slight layover for Bonnaroo and a little Salem, […]


A Pirate's Exile: Bonnaroovian Adventures

San Pedro, CA, July 13th, 2014-I left North Carolina on a Greyhound from Wilmington headed towards Roanoke, VA. It was a 14 hour ride but it was overnight and really not that bad, to be honest. People complain about the bus but they’re air conditioned, some have wifi and all […]


A Pirate's Exile: Tarheel Escapades

San Pedro, CA, June, 23, 2014-I don’t like to fly. Something about the entire process just makes me want to scream out loud about how crazy we all must be in order to pack ourselves into what amounts to a pile of metal and hurl ourselves into the air. Despite […]


A Pirate’s Exile: Pillaging Tampa

At the exact minute that this is being written, I’m on the train to Washington, DC.  I’m watching the homes and highways fly by and thinking about the week I just spent in Tampa.  My grandma moved there a few years back so that she could have a piece of […]


Harriet Jacobs of Edenton and Her Compelling Life Story

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – On February 11, 1813, fugitive slave, writer and abolitionist Harriet Jacobs was born in Edenton. Jacobs spent her childhood unaware of her station in life but, when her white mistress, Margaret Horniblow, died in 1825, she and her brother John were willed to Horniblow’s 3-year-old niece, […]


Featured Vocalist from “12 Years a Slave” to Perform at Palace on Feb. 20

NEW BERN, NC Feb. 10, 2014 – Tami Tyree, an actress, historian, musicologist, and featured vocalist in the movie “12 Years a Slave,” will help Tryon Palace honor Black History Month with a musical lecture entitled “New York and the 19th-Century Slavery Question.” Hosted by Tryon Palace’s monthly African American […]