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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

Events for readers and writers

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When two worlds collide

Dana Wildsmith will present her novel Jumping at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. 

Her novel portrays the collision of the two worlds of a Georgia schoolteacher and a small charming Mexican boy. Wildsmith “captures the experiences of what happens when ‘illegals’ try to cross into the United States, ‘jumping’ the border. Cesar, the main character, is especially powerfully portrayed with his humor, intelligence, and desire to provide a better life for his family,” said Jim Minick, author of Fire is Your Water.

National Farmworker Awareness Week is March 24-31. To recognize the week, and to support Vecinos Farmworker Health Program, Wildsmith has requested that a portion of each book sale be donated to the organization. 

To reserve copies, call City Lights Bookstore at 828.586.9499.


Library peeps diorama contest

The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City wants you to create a diorama using peeps that represents a book of your choice. 

The contest is open to ages 4 to 16 and judges will choose a winner from three age categories: 4-7, 8-12, and 13-16. Entries can be submitted starting Monday, April 10. All entries must be submitted by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Judging will be Monday, April 17.    

For more information contact the Marianna Black Library at 828.488.3030.


City Lights writer open mic 

The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network will host an open mic night at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share in each 10-minute reading session. The North Carolina Writers’ Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state. They provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write. or 828.586.9499.

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