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Applications for 2024-25 UNCA Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence Now Open
Utilities, property maintenance and Wi-Fi are all provided by UNC Asheville, as well as a stipend of $4,000.
This residency offers the recipient 2 consecutive months between Aug. 1 and Nov. 15, 2024, or between Jan. 15 and April 30, 2025.
Shanita Jackson is the 2nd Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence at UNCA
Author will live for a month at Wilma's childhood home in Lynn Cove just north of Asheville, NC
"It is a full circle and a dream come true to return to my stomping grounds with the soul purpose of creating, writing..."
John F Kennedy - Remarks at Amherst College honoring Robert Frost
Wealth Inequality and the Value of the Artist
"I see little of more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist."
Ashley McGhee Whittle: My Story - Part Two
Nancy Anderson Brigmon
"She had so many mouths she had to support that she stood down there and thought about throwing Peggy in the creek."
Ashley McGhee Whittle: My Story - Part One
The Black Andersons
M signified Mulatto. The word "mulatto," while never precise, most often connoted a White father and Black mother.
Wilma Dykeman's Letters from Northwestern - October 27, 1938
October 27, 1938
"Saturday is the big Homecoming Celebration for the football team, and we play Minnesota, which will probably be the toughest game of the year..."
Wilma Dykeman's Letters from Northwestern - Introduction
"I know that you're being taken good care of now, and if you will enjoy yourself, and not worry about filthy lucre, everything will be hunky dorey."
Nature-Based Solutions for Water - Part Three
Nature-Based Solutions for Water Pollution
Non-point source (diffuse) pollution from agriculture - notably nutrients - is a major problem worldwide. It is also one of the most amenable to NBS.
Nature-Based Solutions for Water - Part Two
Nature-Based Solutions for Water Scarcity
"An estimated 3.6 billion people (nearly half the global population) live in areas that are potentially water-scarce at least one month per year."
A Day Of Listening
How can active listening be used to heal and improve our community?
Charles Fischer - High School English - Charlottesville VA
Building Community Brick by Brick
Can building a wall create a more inclusive community of both "insiders" and "outsiders?"
Rachel Reaves - Erwin Middle School - Asheville NC
Changing the World One Poem at a Time!
How can we promote social justice through poetry?
Aeryalle Coward - Pamlico County High School - Bayboro NC