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Carolina Public Press continues its celebration of 10 years of investigative and public interest journalism in North Carolina. In the fourth event in our free virtual Ten for NC series, CPP convened a panel of writers inspired by North Carolina on Aug. 19.

Panelists Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Jacqueline “Jack” deGroot, Jaki Shelton Green, Terry L. Kennedy and Ed Southern discussed “place” as inspiration, challenges facing NC’s literary landscape and how writers inspired by North Carolina can support students, teacher and each other. Executive Director Angie Newsome moderated, along with Kennedy and Southern. The event was sponsored by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

The Ten for NC series is designed to help readers go in-depth on issues and interests of North Carolinians. The video of the event is below.

Join us! More events coming up

Ten for NC events are free and feature panelists and speakers, along with opportunities for discussion with participants. Space is limited, and tickets are required.

Previous events include discussions of North Carolina news deserts and ghost newspapers, how the reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act will impact the state, and how Covid-19 has impacted small business, jobs, tourism and the state’s economy. Visit the Ten for NC page for information on previous and upcoming events, how to submit your questions to panelists, and more about CPP’s 10th anniversary.

Become an event sponsor. Sponsorships are available for a single or multiple events. Email Development Director Lisa Lopez for information at llopez@carolinapublicpress.org.

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Learn more about Carolina Public Press and its 10-year history in North Carolina. 

Watch a short video celebrating CPP’s anniversary. 

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