North Carolina Poetry Society Meeting

March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Weymouth Center
555 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387


Join the North Carolina Poetry Society for their spring meeting here at beautiful Weymouth Center for the Arts.

After a continental breakfast and socializing, hear Peter Makuck read his poetry in the morning, followed by open mic.  After lunch, Marjory Wentworth, Poet Laureate of South Carolina, will read her poetry.  Don’t miss another opportunity to hear great poetry and socialize with fellow poets!


9:15      Registration

Order a box lunch at registration table if not paid in advance ($10, cash or check) until 10:10 a.m.

10:00   Business Meeting

David Radavich, presiding.

10:30   Peter Makuck reads his poetry.

11:15     Open Mic

12:00   Lunch

Socializing, walking in the gardens, perusing the book room.

1:00     Marjory Wentworth reads her poetry.


Peter Makuck

Peter Makuck’s poetry collections include Where We Live (1982), The Sunken Lightship (1990), Against Distance (1998), and Off-Season in the Promised Land (2005), all published by BOA Editions.  Pilgrims (Ampersand Press) won the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Award for the best book of poems by a North Carolinian in 1989.  Released in 2010 by BOA Editions, Long Lens: New & Selected Poems was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  Makuck has published two collections of short stories, Costly Habits (University of Missouri Press, 2002) and Breaking and Entering (University of Illinois Press), as well as essays, reviews, stories, and poems appearing in a wide variety of journals.  Winner of many literary awards, Makuck founded the Tar River Review in 1978 and continued until 2006, when he retired from East Carolina University and now lives with his wife Phyllis on Bogue Banks, one of North Carolina’s barrier islands.

Marjory Wentworth’s books of poetry include Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle, and New and Selected Poems.  She is the co-writer with Juan Mendez of Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights, co-editor with Kwame Dawes of Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green, and author of theMarjorie Wentworthprize-winning children’s story “Shackles.”  Her most recent collaborations include We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel, with Herb Frazier and Dr. Bernard Powers, and Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets with Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderly (2017). Marjory Wentworth is on the faculty at The Art Institute of Charleston.  She is the co-founder and former president of the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts.  She serves on the Editorial Board of the University of South Carolina’s Palmetto Poetry Series, and she is the poetry editor for Charleston Currents.  Her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University, and her poems have been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize.  She is the current Poet Laureate of South Carolina.