Wayne County Reads

Poetry 180 book cover
Wayne County Reads
is a one book, one-community project started in Wayne County, N.C. in 2004. In addition to discussing each book’s literary merits, WCR provides free public programs such as lectures, exhibits, performances, films, discussions, demonstrations, contests and festivals that explore the themes and issues in the books.
About The 2016 Book Selection
Inspired by his poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is a collection of contemporary poems edited by former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

The book can be borrowed from local Wayne County Public Library branches or purchased from the Wayne Community College Bookstore and Books-A-Million in Goldsboro.

The 2016 Wayne County Reads partners include:
  • Wayne County Public Library
  • Friends of Wayne County Public Library
  • Arts Council of Wayne County
  • Wayne Community College
  • WCC Education Foundation
  • University of Mount Olive
  • Friends of the Steele Memorial Library
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Wayne Country Day School
  • Goldsboro Writers Group
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Library
  • Eagles Friends of SJAFB Library
Past Selections:
Past Books of Wayne County Reads