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Search for Poet Laureate, Town of Carrboro

The Arts Committee of the Town of Carrboro seeks applications and nominations for the position of Poet Laureate of Carrboro, for a term that will begin August 1, 2013 and expire July 1, 2015. The main duty of the Poet Laureate is to engage in activities that enhance the presence of poetry in the social and civic life of Carrboro. These may include participation in Carrboro Day, contributing to the planning of the West End Poetry Festival, which is held annually in October, and outreach to local schools. The Laureate should be a practicing poet; a record of publication and public readings will be considered assets but are not required. The Poet Laureate may serve more than one 2-year term of office, but not two terms in succession. Residency in Carrboro is desirable but not necessary.

If you wish to apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position and 3-5 poems (no more than 5 pages of poetry). If you have published one or more poems, please include in your cover letter titles with the name and date of the revue or Web site; please also list your public readings. Also please provide a statement of 250-350 words on your vision of the role of poetry in Carrboro, with suggestions for activities in which you would engage. All application materials must be received by July 31, 2013.

If you wish to nominate someone, please provide with the name a justification of 150-200 words.

Please address all application materials in hard copy to:

Rah Trost, Recreation Supervisor
Town of Carrboro
Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC 27510

Please send all questions and nominations to Rah Trost.


The Town of Carrboro announces the formation of the Poets Council, a sub-committee of the Carrboro Arts Committee. Up to ten people can be appointed to the Council. The town's poet laureates will serve during their term. The Council will meet at the convenience of its members.
The Council is charged with the organization, promotion, and coordination of poetry events, including but not limited to poetry writing in Carrboro Schools, youth poetry contests, Carrboro Day readings, and events involving the poet laureate.
Carrboro residents interested in applying for the Council will need to complete a brief application form which can be found on the town's web site at:
Carrboro Arts Committee

The Carrboro Arts Committee adopts a new logo:
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Call for Artists!
Move your art from your home studio to a gallery space!
All artists, local or not, are encouraged to apply.

The Town of Carrboro invites artists to submit original artwork for exhibitions at Carrboro Town Hall and the Century Center.

Exhibit space is open to artists with original works in all fine arts categories, including painting, pastel, collage, mixed media, drawing and photography. Other mediums will be considered on a case by case basis. Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to participate in the Second Friday ArtWalk.

Artists interested in submitting their artwork for review may present ten to fifteen images of their work in one of the following ways:

1. E-MAIL: e-mail digital images of your work to kandrews@townofcarrboro.org. Spam filters being what they are, we recommend sending a second email with no attachment to let us know to expect your images. Put the words "Carrboro Arts Committee" in the subject line. Include a résumé, a brief cover letter, and an artist statement.

2. WEBSITE: if you have a site where your art is posted, e-mail the link to the Carrboro Arts Committee at kandrews@townofcarrboro.org. Include a résumé, a brief cover letter, and an artist statement.

3. PHOTOGRAPHS: if you don't have digital images or a website, you may submit hard-copy photographs of your art. Or, if you'd prefer, submit a CD ROM of your art along with a document listing the size and medium of each piece. Include a résumé, a brief cover letter, and an artist statement. You may drop them off at Carrboro Town Hall or the Century Center or mail them to:

Town of Carrboro
Attention: Rah Trost
301 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

For more information, please visit: www.townofcarrboro.org/art/artistinfo.htm
If your work is selected, one of the Carrboro Arts Committee members will be in contact with you.

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