African American http://wrkf.org en Author Pens Stories of African American Life in Rural North Carolina http://wrkf.org/post/author-pens-stories-african-american-life-rural-north-carolina <p>Stephanie Powell Watts will be accepting this year’s Ernest Gains Award for Literary Excellence from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.</p><p>Watts is being recognized for her collection of 10 stories, “We Are Taking Only What We Need," chronicling the lives of African Americans in rural North Carolina.</p><p>Watts writes from experience.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:10:32 +0000 Ashley Westerman 4609 at http://wrkf.org Author Pens Stories of African American Life in Rural North Carolina