Events for readers and writersWritten by Admin
A.T. hiker to discuss his time on the trail
Appalachian Trail hiker and author Bill “Skywalker” Walker will read from his two books at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.
Walker has hiked thru-hiked the A.T., the Long Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and did the spiritual pilgrimage El Camino de Santiago which crosses the northern arc of Spain. He has written two books, Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail and Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail.
The event is free and open to the public.
828.586.9499 or www.citylightsnc.com.
WNC writers meet in Waynesville
Mountain Writers of North Carolina will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.
Known for his zombie and horror writing, author Eric S. Brown will address attendees on how to market your book. Brown is a professional writer with several years of success in the publishing industry. MWNC meets every second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Their mission is to advance the professional interests of creative writers through networking and advocacy.
The discussion is free and open to the public.
828.456.6000 or www.blueridgebooksnc.com.
Finding your voice through written word
A creative writing course will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday from June 18 through July 23, in the Bradford Hall Conference Room at Southwestern Community College in Sylva.
The participants will strive to have at least one completed work by the end of the series. The course will cover “Writing from the Heart,” “Your Precious Heritage,” “Powerful Beginnings,” “Writing with a Purpose/Plot,” “Weaving Fiction into Fact,” “The 4 Keys of Pacing,” “Persuade with Power,” “Selecting and Directing Your Writings” and “Overview of Writing From Your Heart.”
Cost is $40 per person.
Pulitzer Prize novel
discussed in Waynesville
Kicking off the Let’s Talk About It Summer Series with The Known World, Friends of the Haywood Library will hold a discussion from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Waynesville Public Library.
The series, entitled “Journeys Across Time and Place: Mapping Southern Identities,” asks people constantly to rethink their personal and collective identities in the flow of history, and will help explore how the journey that shapes such thinking is likely different for each of us. Written by Edward P. Jones, The Known World won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2003. The novel’s characters have lived in his head since the 1970s while Jones was a student. Much of the story was based on the stories his mother told as family history.
Blake Hobby, professor at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, will lead the discussion. Refreshments will be served. The series is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Friends of the Library.
Book sale in Cashiers
The popular Friends of the Albert Carlton Library Annual Book Sale takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21-22 at the library in Cashiers.
The sale features previously owned hardcover books, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs donated by library patrons. All items are in fine to good condition and are free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Bags and boxes will be available for those choosing large quantities of books.
Friends of the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is a non-profit group devoted to the support of the library and its staff through funding, free programs and volunteer service. Membership is open to all who believe in the importance of public libraries to individuals and communities. Membership forms available at the front desk.