The Carolina African American Writers’ Collective

All The Songs
We Sing

A collection of poems, stories, and essays celebrating members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective. Available June 2, 2020.

Our Founder


Lenard D. Moore is an internationally acclaimed poet and anthologist. His literary works have been published in more than fifteen countries and translated into more than a dozen languages. He teaches African-American literature and creative writing at the University of Mount Olive, where he directs the literary festival. He is a U.S. Army Veteran. Moore is the author of Geography of Jazz, A Temple Looming, Desert Storm: A Brief History, Forever Home, and The Open Eye, among others. He is the editor for One Window’s Light: A Collection of Haiku. He is the founder and executive director of the Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective and the executive chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society. He was the first African-American president of the Haiku Society of America. His awards include the North Carolina Award for Literature and the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award.

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Writing Your Life: Turning Personal Stories into Universal Narratives

Presenter: Bridgette A. Lacy
June 16 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Bridgette A. Lacy is a journalist and author of Sunday Dinner, a finalist for the Pat Conroy Cookbook Prize by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Lacy writes about the big and small moments of life, ranging from losing her sense of smell to a brain tumor to crafting essays on Sunday Dinner. She will be leading a virtual workshop hosted by the Wake County Public Library.

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