2022 NC Literary and Historical Association Awards Ceremony

Dear Fellow Lit and Hist Member,

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, I am pleased and excited to enclose for you the program for Lit and Hist’s 2022 Awards Ceremony, to be held starting at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 2nd in the auditorium in the Archives & History/State Library Building, located at 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Public pay parking can be found directly across the street from the Archives & History/State Library Building, with limited free parking on a few adjacent streets nearby.

This year’s event will recognize and celebrate the winners the annual Lit and Hist book awards—the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, the Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction, the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and the AAUW NC Young People’s Literature Award—as well as achievement awards presented to individuals or entities recognized for their excellence in the fields of North Carolina history and the arts, the Christopher Crittenden Memorial Award and the Hardee Rives Award for the Dramatic Arts, respectively.

The awards ceremony is open to the public and free of charge. If you do plan to attend, however, please RSVP to Lit and Hist’s Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Parker Backstrom, at parker.backstrom@ncdcr.gov or 919-814-6640. Please note that facemasks are encouraged for those who wish to wear them but will not be mandated. In a first for us, this year’s event will also be livestreamed on YouTube. For those unable to attend you can view the proceedings here: https://youtu.be/xyedaGEx47Y.

In connection with the business meeting portion of the program, during which members in attendance vote to approve nominees who wish to fill upcoming vacancies on the Lit and Hist executive board, an online ballot can be found at: https://form.jotform.com/nc.dncr.web/nchla-executive-committe-ballot. I encourage you to participate when this link goes live at midday on December 2.

We very much hope you will join us on December 2. To register with Parker, please respond no later than end of business on Tuesday, November 29.

Thank you so much for your continuing membership in and support of Lit and Hist, North Carolina’s oldest open membership statewide cultural organization, now in its 122nd year! I look forward to seeing you in Raleigh.


Michele Tracy Berger