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Welcome to Raleigh Review!

Procrastinators, Rejoice: Workshop Deadline Extended!

Hey, everyone, we're extending the deadline for our early-bird rate on Zelda Lockhart's workshop. Some of our marketing communications are going out later than planned (see our job posting for a marketing manager!!), and we want to make sure if you just heard about this workshop you can still get the lower rate.

What have participants said about the workshops so far? 

"Really wonderful, supportive instructor! Felt safe and learned so much. The participants were of a high skill level and offered helpful feedback and enjoyable companionship."

"The group was just the right size for a good amount of feedback, and everyone was friendly and welcoming. Great atmosphere and a great location for a workshop."

"The class size was perfect."
"The environment was comfortable, spacious, and bright." 
"The food was delicious!"

"Really enjoyable! Would love to do it again!"
"More workshops like this, please!"
"Really, really loved it—thanks so much!"

This is your last Fall chance for a productive writing weekend with Raleigh Review and Southern Recitations (though more to come in the Spring). Register now!

Interested in Joining Raleigh Review?

At Raleigh Review, we're all volunteers. Most of us have regular paid gigs or attend school fulltime, but we volunteer for this work because we love literature and want to share it with the world. While we're always happy to have you contact us if you'd like to volunteer in some way, occasionally we have specific roles we're trying to fill. We currently have openings for:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Circulation Manager
  • Newsletter Editor

For more details, check out our Job Openings page.

Upcoming Events

Nov 8-9, 2014
Zelda Lockhart workshop (poetry, fiction, memoir) Early-bird registration extended to Nov 1! 410 N. Boylan Ave., Raleigh

Nov 8, 2014, 7pm
Zelda Lockhart & Angela Belcher Epps reading
FREE and open to the public
NCSU Club, 4200 Hillsborough St.

Jan 24-25, 2015

Malena Mörling poetry/translation workshop
Early-bird registration ends Jan 10!
410 N. Boylan Ave., Raleigh

Jan 24, 2015, 7pm
Malena Mörling & Anna Lena Phillips poetry reading
FREE and open to the public
NCSU Club, 4200 Hillsborough St.

Feb 14-15, 2014
Marjorie Hudson fiction workshop
Early-bird registration ends Jan 31!
410 N. Boylan Ave., Raleigh

Feb14, 2015, 7pm
Marjorie Hudson & Michele Tracy Berger reading
FREE and open to the public
NCSU Club, 4200 Hillsborough St.


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Reading Location

All Southern Recitations readings are held at the NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, just west of the I440 interchange. Watch for the sign on the north side of Hillsborough and follow the drive back to the building. There's plenty of parking available!

Thank You!

Southern Recitations has many sponsors, including the City of Raleigh
on the recommendation of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

Thanks, Raleigh! 
For more supporters, see the Southern Recitations page.
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Our Gorgeous Fall Issue

Fall is an exciting time at Raleigh Review. Not only do we kick off our new Southern Recitations workshop and reading series (read about it below), but Raleigh Review Vol. 4, No. 2 is here!


The new issue has started to hit mailboxes, and we're already receiving compliments.

"I just received my copy of the fall issue yesterday. What a wonderful reading experience. I read it cover to cover--several poems twice or more already--and the artwork complements the writing beautifully."

Not a subscriber yet? Now's the time to start! Subscribe here.

An All-Star Lineup for Southern Recitations

Raleigh Review's new workshop and reading series, Southern Recitations, brings award-winning authors to read and teach in Raleigh.

Mark Smith-Soto - Smith-Soto's poetry often explores his Latino heritage and the memories of his boyhood living with his mother's extended family in Costa Rica. He is the author of the poetry collections Our Lives Are Rivers and Any Second Now.

Randall Kenan - Raised in a rural NC community, Kenan now writes fiction and nonfiction while teaching at UNC Chapel Hill. Among his books is the collection of short stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, which was a NY Times Notable Book.

Zelda Lockhart - Director of LaVenson Press Studios and award-winning author of the novel Fifth Born, Lockhart is a past Piedmont Laureate for Literature. She now lives on 3.5 acres in rural NC.  

Malena Mörling - The author of Ocean Avenue, Mörling has translated works by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer and numerous other Swedish poets into English, as well as works of American poet Philip Levine into Swedish. 

Marjorie Hudson
- From Chatham County, NC, Hudson writes about loss, conflict, and a yearning for community deeply threaded through American history and contemporary life. She is the author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas.

Joseph Bathanti - The 2012-14 NC Poet Laureate, Bathanti teaches creative writing at Appalachian State University and has taught writing in prisons since 1976. His books include Restoring Sacred Art and Land of Amnesia.