The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from creative non-fiction writers of works, including biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, travel writing, and new journalism for 2024. Authors must be residents of Wake, Durham, or Orange counties. The deadline to apply is October 3, by 5 p.m. EST. The primary goal of the Piedmont Laureate program is “to promote […]

A new Black-owned bookstore is setting up shop in Raleigh, aimed at celebrating and highlighting children's books by Black creators.  Victoria Scott-Miller is an award-winning entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker, author and creator of "The Museum Lives in Me" book series. She is also the owner of the Liberation Station Bookstore, which is set to open its permanent brick-and-mortar location on the 2nd floor of 208 Fayetteville St. on Juneteenth (June 19).

Get ready for a new book from Gabrielle Union! You Got Anything Stronger? is her follow-up to We’re Going To Need More Wine.  The book is currently available for pre-order and the actress is going on a book tour that brings her to the Carolinas! She writes: “Remember when we hit it off so well that we […]

If you’re looking for something to read, you might want to look at what Barack Obama is suggesting. President Number 44 has released his annual list of favorite books! “As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year, deliberately omitting […]

Barack Obama’s new book A Promised Land is available today and you KNOW he gave us a playlist. “Music has always played an important role throughout my life—and that was especially true during my presidency. While reviewing my notes ahead of debates, I’d listen to Jay-Z’s “My 1st Song” or Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady.” […]

If you’ve read President Obama’s previous book or listened to anything that Michelle Obama said about looking forward to private life, this isn’t going to be a shock for you. In a recent interview with Gayle King to discuss his new book A Promised Land, Obama made it clear that he wouldn’t be taking an active role […]

Barack Obama has a new book coming called A Promised Land that comes out on November 17th. That same day, an interview with Oprah on the Apple+ The Oprah Conversation will be available to stream. Users without a subscription will be able to view the interview. It will be available for free through December 1st. “In their candid […]

Writer Matthew Cherry tweeted a link and sample of the audio version of his children’s book illustrated by Vashti Harrison featuring narration by Blue Ivy Carter. The animated short version of the book won an Academy Award earlier this year. Publisher’s Summary Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which […]

Teens in rising grades 6-10 are invited to submit a creepy story in the Wake Libraries’ Spooky Story Contest! Deadline is Oct. 24, and winners will be announced on Oct. 30!   Teens in grades 6-10 are invited to submit a spooky story inspired by a haunted image. Stories should be 2,000 words or less […]