The annual NC State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents, including out-of-state and international students who are enrolled in North Carolina universities.

This year’s guest judge is award-winning poet Ada Limón and features a grand prize of $500.

No emailed entries will be accepted. Entries must be either mailed to NC State Poetry Contest, Department of English, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8105, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105; or dropped off at the Department of English, 221 Tompkins Hall, by the postmark deadline, Feb. 14.

Winners will be announced at the 2019 NC State Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. March 20, at NC State’s Talley Student Union (Mountains Ballroom).

For complete rules and more information, visit

Christina Placilla has work published

Christina Placilla, professor of music at Winston-Salem State University, has had her adaptation of Three Pieces, Op. 40, Nos. 1-3 by Amy Beach published by Latham Music, a division of Ludwig Masters Publications.

The three-movement work, originally for the violin, is now arranged for performance for the viola and piano.

Twin City Artisans seeking new members

Twin City Artisans will be jurying potential new members at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the meeting room of South Fork Recreation Center, 4403 Country Club Road.

Go to www.twincityartisans under the forms tab to find the Jury form. Media include clay, fiber, floral, glass, metals (non-jewelry), mixed media, paper crafts, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, stone crafts, wood and furniture crafts and writing.

Founded in 2014, Twin City Artisans welcomes members from across North Carolina. In 2019 they will have three indoor shows. An April 6 show will be at the Village Inn in Clemmons. In July, Artisans at the Garden will be July 19 and 20 in the main building at Paul J Ciener Botanical Gardens in Kernersville, and Dec. 5-7, the Artisans Celebrate the Holidays will be in the Masonic Center in Winston-Salem.

For details, contact Sue Smith and or 336-655-6371.

Filmed in NC Fund accepting submissions

The 2019 Filmed in NC Fund is accepting submissions from filmmakers based in North Carolina to fund their next independent film. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 13.

The Filmed in NC Fund is made possible through a partnership with the NC Film Office, and is intended to support the development and production of new and ongoing projects with total budgets under $250,000.

Narrative, documentary and experimental films and videos in any stage of production are eligible for funds ranging from $500 to $3,000 per project. The program prioritizes funding for female, African American and Latino-Latina filmmakers

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Lynn Felder

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