Fred Chappell to Receive Caldwell Award

Fred Chappell

The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council have chosen North Carolina author and educator Fred Chappell as the recipient of the 2010 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the state’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Music Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Chappell, born in Canton, NC, earned graduate and undergraduate degrees at Duke University and for forty years taught at UNCG, where he helped establish the M.F.A. Writing Program. In 1999 UNCG established the Fred Chappell Creative Writing Fellowship. Author of over two dozen books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, Chappell was the Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002 and a North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee in 2006. Photo courtesy UNCG Communications. Read more.