• Posted: February 17, 2017
    A banner reading 2017 Flash Fiction Content Winners

    A big congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Flash Fiction Contest!

    The theme this year was "Propaganda" and our judges were impressed by how student writers were able to draw out the relevancy of this important topic in such short and powerful pieces of fiction.

    Three stories rose to the top:

    1st Place : Megan Ellis's Untitled (To Whom it May Concern)

    2nd  Place: Adam Gnuse's “In the End Times”

    3rd Place: C.J. Pendergast's  “Yoke & Literature vs. North Carolina”

    The judges also selected14 stories to be included alongside the winners in the annual Flash Fiction Anthology which is published by students in the UNCW Publishing Laboratory in the Department of Creative Writing and illustrated by graphic design students in the Department of Art & Art History:

    (alphabetical by author's last name)

    • Kate Barber's “Taking My Turn on the Sin Wagon”
    • Morgan Davis's “1936”
    • Ross Wells Gormley's “How Humans Should Love”
    • Mason Hamberlin's “Florida Man”
    • Tanner Heath's “Crunch Time”
    • Lauren Krouse's “The Greatest”
    • Kate A. McMullen's “Tutorial”
    • Patricia Patterson's “A Pillar of Stone”
    • Devon Peterson's "See Something/Say Something"
    • Ashleigh Bryant Phillips's Untitled
    • Anastasia Pratt's “The Red Whale”
    • Natalie Bell Starr's “A Mind Lie Mine”
    • Nicholas Story's “Elise and the King”
    • Mary Wheelehan's “The Last Generation”

    A celebration of this year's winners, contributors, publishers, and artists will he held on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. Click here for details.


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  • Posted: February 08, 2017
    Text reading "see what titles are available at your local library as you browse for books!"

    Have you ever been browsing the web and wondered if a book was available at Randall Library? Now you can install Library Extension on your Chrome browser and find out! Library Extension works on Amazon, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, Audible, and more. As you browse for books, Library Extension will check our catalog and let you know if it is available in the library. If the book or e-book is available, you can navigate directly to the title in our catalog. You can also add the catalogs of your local public libraries to the extension.

    Library Extension is now available for Chrome and is coming soon to Firefox.

    Remember to add Randall Library to your list of local libraries! Find out more on the Library Extension website.

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  • Posted: February 02, 2017
    The Last Barn Dance Randall Library

    Randall Library, ACE, The UNCW Theatre Department, and Film Studies invite you to a screening and discussion of the documentary film The Last Barn Dance.

    About the Event

    Thrusday, February 23rd in the Randall Library Auditorium.

    Film screening, a special traditional dance performance by UNCW students, a Q&A with the filmmakers.

    Refreshements will be served.

    About the Film

    Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy is most worried about losing his way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted nearly 50 years worth of barn dances. The farm is fragile, the band is old, the barn is beaten, and Randy, with no kids of his own and little faith the younger generation will pick up the pieces, is trying to save the dance.

    About the Filmmakers

    Jason Arthurs is a two-time North Carolina Photographer of the Year who began his career in newspapers but soon went on to direct the feature length film “Without a Fight” which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in 2012. Jason’s love for the process of creating images—both moving and still—is only superceded by his love for coffee, bourbon and open ocean sailing.

    Ted Richardson has been working as a full-time photojournalist for the past 14 years. Over that time he has covered a variety of photo and multimedia assignements including stories in Afghanistan, Mexico, Bosnia, Nepal, Cuba, and across the U.S. While these large stories stand out, his career is best defined by smaller moments from daily life, by stories that reveal the lives of ordinary people in the community.


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