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Typical poet laureate duties include making appearances at libraries and museums; literary festivals; book clubs; book stores; grade schools, high schools and universities; writing conferences and workshops; veterans' events; and on television, radio and other media outlets. Current poet laureate Shelby Stephenson's areas of special interest include facilitating writing workshops in assisted living communities and with those interested in exploring local archives and their family histories; and promoting writing about farming and farm life in North Carolina. He welcomes collaboration with artists, dramatists, musicians, dancers and painters for the purpose of presenting and appreciating the land, from the mountains to the sea.