CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by John Haugh

Internet prayer There is a woman I have not met, an economist with a written voice like fine silver bells, grappling with node biopsies and bilateral mastectomy – seven hours of surgery. Coworkers’ keyboards tack-chack away as I weep at my desk for a woman whose voice grew toward friendship […]


CCD Sunday Short Fiction – “Five Segues” by Robin Chalkley

By Robin Chalkley I have crumbs on my keyboard. I am worthless. Such were the thoughts of Andy Kyle as he sat forlorn at his computer with head in hands. One day away from the deadline for the Alfred Beddoes Short Story Contest, and he had bupkis. He owned that […]

by · June 14, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature

CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by Edward Robson

  FROM EVERY SLEEP AND EVERY FALL “Not whether,” Mother says, “but when.” (“And how,” she could have added, but she doesn’t.) The point is, Dad is eighty-seven. Something’s going to happen. He fell on Tuesday—that was what she called to tell me— right beside the bed, sometime past midnight. […]

by · June 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature

CCD Sunday Short Fiction – “Extractions” by Ray Morrison

By Ray Morrison   He lies awake, unable to sleep, and listens to sleet battering the bedroom window. The room is dark and cold, the darkness cut only by the green glow of the digital clock on the table next to him. Beside him, Liz’s soft, rhythmic breathing counters the […]

by · May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature

CCD Sunday Poetry- Works by Donna Wallace

Barista Beat perk or press, drip, espress hot or cold, bright or bold spray your tongue, be among cuppers, sippers, caffeine trippers morning mud in your blood get that vital morning buzz our local roast, we can boast no finer grind to clear the mind let it loose with jitter […]

by · May 17, 2015 · 2 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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Camel City Sunday Short Fiction – “Boys in the Photograph” by Carol Roan

By Carol Roan Louisa lingered at the Hadrosaurus foulkii skeleton, happy to find something, anything to delay walking down the hall toward the gala opening of the Museum’s Spring Valley room. Michael’s Spring Valley room, really. His photography. Why did I tell Michael I’d come? She hated openings, hated the […]

by · May 10, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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CCD Sunday Poetry – Works by Becky Gould Gibson

PIT-COOKED “Read the Bible. Jesus saves you from hell.” – Hand-held sign at the entrance to the Barbecue Competition next to a closed-down furniture factory, Lexington, NC, April 2011 for Melanie They brought their own fire, heretic half-rounds Of hickory stacked against evening, drawn down To embers in metal oil […]

by · May 3, 2015 · 1 comment · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature

Camel City Sunday Short Story – The Yellow Dress

By Jan Wharton   Anna pushed herself back beside the grandfather clock in the front hallway until she felt the coolness of the stone wall against her back. Two of the older servant boys ran past her, carrying large planks they had harvested from the floor of an upstairs bedroom. […]

by · April 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature

NC’s New Poet Laureate Coming to Winston-Salem to Launch Locally Published Book

By Staff Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina’s next Poet Laureate, will visit Winston-Salem for a launch party and reading for the reissue of “Fiddledeedee”, a long poem first published with a limited-edition run in 2001 by Bunny & Crocodile Press of Washington, D.C. The new edition was published by Winston-Salem’s own […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature
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“Shape I’m In: The Camel City Dispatches” to be Released at Arts for the Holidays Downtown Friday Night

By Staff   “The Shape I’m In:The Camel City Dispatches” is now on the streets.  The first copies off of the (local) presses will be available and signed for purchase Friday evening at Arts for the Holidays, an event being held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Performing Arts.  CCD […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Literature