Events for readers and writersWritten by Admin
Southern fiction writer summit
A discussion on Southern literature with authors David Joy, Mark Powell, Charles Dodd White and Jon Sealy will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.
The event will also be celebrating the release of the anthology Appalachia Now, which features short stories from each of these authors.
Lee Smith, author of Saving Grace and On Agate Hill says of Appalachia Now, “Hard, brilliant, and dark as coal, this brand new and necessary volume captures Appalachia today, a place where the old bedrock verities of family, community, belief, work, and the earth are all in painful Upheaval — to use the title of Chris Holbrook’s story herein. From manic to elegiac to rough, raw, beautiful and heartbreaking, these stories will strike the reader as both absolutely true and unforgettable.”
• The Friends of the Haywood County Library will offer additional bargains on books from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 31 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 in Waynesville. 828.627.2370.
• There will be a “Mini-Comic Con” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Games, prizes, face painting, food, costume contest, and more. www.fontanalib.org.