Willow Launches Weeksville Summer Arts Residency

"The Future of the Arts, with an Eye on the Past." That's the motto for Willow's grand vision for its upcoming decennial (okay, that's still a strange word to me--i.e., Willow's 10th anniversary). Watch for announcements on our upcoming multidisciplinary Arts Residencies. Our new era kicks off with the first-ever Weeksville Summer Arts Residency July … Continue reading Willow Launches Weeksville Summer Arts Residency

Dreaming the Future of YA Literature, Part 3

As we close this out "I read YA" week, guest blogger Curtis L. Crisler explains why there’s still a great disparity when it comes to YA books for young black male readers. Crisler’s bestselling Dreamist: a mixed genre novel, is geared towards today’s youth, a unique genre-bending narrative of the life of one remarkable young man, Charles Malik … Continue reading Dreaming the Future of YA Literature, Part 3

High Water Everywhere

As our team prepares for the release of the long-awaited new book of poetry by Gary Copeland Lilley, we find ourselves taking a moment to pause and reflect on the tragic event that informs this collection, the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898. The 115th anniversary of this event will occur this fall, and Gary's mission is … Continue reading High Water Everywhere