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Geoffrey Chaucer with hearts in Valentine's Day graphic

Chaucer and the origins of Valentine’s Day

An expert on Medieval literature explains how Geoffrey Chaucer is responsible for our modern Valentine’s Day.

From left, Lisa Wolpe as Cassius and Jeffrey Blair Cornell as Brutus in "Julius Caesar." (photo by Huthphoto)

The Bard is Back. PlayMakers Repertory Company presents “Julius Caesar”

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents “Julius Caesar,” the classic Shakespearean political thriller. Directed by Andrew Borba in his PlayMakers debut, the production runs from March 4 to 22.

Photo of commencmenet speaker Frank Bruni with the words, New York Times columnist, 2020 Commencement Speaker

New York Times columnist to deliver spring Commencement address

Acclaimed journalist, New York Times columnist, bestselling author and Carolina alumnus Frank Bruni will deliver the spring Commencement address for the Class of 2020.


Well Said: A profession of mythic proportions

On this week’s podcast, author and Carolina professor Daniel Wallace gives us a look into the life and the mind of a writer.

Short Story Vending Machines Connect UNC Writers and Readers

The vending machines installed last spring around campus and the Chapel Hill community are serving up something different—short stories and poetry written by faculty, students, and staff, along with short works of literature from around the world.

Everybody PlayMakers

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Everybody, by 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents “Everybody,” the award-winning, Pulitzer Prize finalist comedy directed by Orlando Pabotoy that asks us to consider: What is a life well lived?


Exploring the changing coast of North Carolina

Hard science and creative writing combine in a Carolina course that explores one of the state’s most magnificent treasures.