Eric Charleston

Eric Charleston is an attorney practicing in New Orleans, LA. For fun, he busts a move with his Mardi Gras dance troupe, the 610 Stompers, and plays small roles in community theater.

Perry Chiaramonte

Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for FoxNews.com, covering a wide range of issues including national policy, criminal justice and foreign affairs.

Kim Church

Kim Church’s debut novel, Byrd, will be published by Dzanc Books in March 2014. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Kim has published short stories and poetry in Shenandoah, Mississippi Review,...

Casey Clabough

Casey Clabough is the author of the memoir Schooled: Life Lessons of a College Professor (forthcoming), the novel Confederado, the travel memoir The Warrior's Path: Reflections Along an...

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) resides in Qualla, North Carolina, with her husband, Evan, and their sons, Ross and Charlie.

Rebecca Fairfax Clay

Boston-born writer Rebecca Fairfax Clay is a longtime resident of Chatham County, North Carolina, but, inspired by Flaubert’s adage that travel teaches humility, she has roamed the globe...

Wes Cochran

Wesley and Missy Cochran were born and raised in LaGrange, Georgia.

miriam cooke

miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University.

Martha Lynn Coon

Martha Lynn Coon is a writer, blogger, and mother of two. Originally from Alabama, she currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and children. She holds an MFA from The University...

Karen L. Cox

Karen L. Cox was born in Huntington, West Virginia. She moved with her family to North Carolina when she was 11 and attended public schools in Greensboro.

Kareem Crayton

Kareem Crayton, a native Southerner, is a scholar whose work integrates law, politics and race. His analysis on politics and voting matters regularly appear in media outlets including the...

Moira Crone

In 2009, Moira Crone was given the Robert Penn Warren Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers for the body of her work. Calling her a "writer's writer," Allan Gurganus wrote the prize...

Hal Crowther

Hal Crowther, who won the Baltimore Sun’s H.L. Mencken Writing Award in 1992, is the author of An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken, published in October 2014 by...

Paul Cuadros

Paul Cuadros is the author of the best-selling book, A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small-Town America, Harpers.

Jefferson Currie

Jefferson Currie is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a native North Carolinian. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a BA in...

Kenny Dalsheimer

Kenny Dalsheimer is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and media educator. He founded The Groove Productions in 1996. In 2007, he co-directed Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham...

Nicholas Danforth

Nicholas Danforth completed his Ph.D. in history at Georgetown University in 2015 and has written widely about Turkey, U.S. foreign policy, and the Middle East for publications including...

Lucy Daniels

Lucy Daniels is a writer and clinical psychologist who uses the lessons learned in her personal victory over anorexia nervosa and writer’s block to assist others. Her novels include the...

Randi Davenport

Randi Davenport is the author of The End of Always (Hachette/Twelve, 2014) and The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010).

Christina Delay

Christina Delay graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she got a degree in advertising because it was as close to business as she wanted to get.

Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in Creative Writing. She is the author of several novels, including Someone...

Najee Dorsey

Born in Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1973, visual artist and entrepreneur Najee Dorsey is known for embracing southern roots in his work by relaying scenes of African American life...

Joe Morris Doss

Joe Morris Doss is the President of At the Threshold, a newly launched international and ecumenical organization fostering the transformation of the Christian Church. Bishop Doss served...

Patrick Dougherty

Born in Oklahoma in 1945, Dougherty was raised in North Carolina. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina in 1967 and an M.A. in Hospital and Health Administration...

Robin Dreyer

Robin Dreyer is the communications manager and staff photographer at Penland School of Crafts. His writing and photographs have appeared in American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, The Mountain...

Clancy DuBos

Clancy DuBos is the political editor/columnist for Gambit weekly newspaper in New Orleans. He also is the on-air political commentator for WWL-TV (CBS) in New Orleans, and a licensed...

John P. Dunn

John P. Dunn entered the world in Wiesbaden, then West Germany. He's traveled to Europe, Africa and Central Asia, but lived longest in his favorite town - Valdosta, GA. Currently a...

Betsy Eby

Eby embraces big themes, and her work is pervaded by spirituality and sublimity, as are the paintings of Anselm Kiefer and Cy Twombly, two artists she much admires. Metaphysically inclined,...

Clyde Edgerton

Clyde Edgerton is the author of ten novels, a memoir, short stories, and essays. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He is a...

Lisa Egorova

Lisa Egorova is a Research Fellow at the archive of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. She also works towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Lomonosov Moscow State...