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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

Events for readers and writers

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History of Jackson County newspapers

Librarian George Frizzell will present an overview of newspapers in Jackson County from the late 19th century to the present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Community Room at the historic Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva.  

Titled "Our History, Heritage, and Headlines,” the Jackson County Genealogical Society program will cover the various highlights and the diverse themes chronicled in newspapers such as the Webster Herald, Jackson County Journal, Ruralite, Cashiers Chronicle, and Sylva Herald.  

All JCGS events are free of charge and the public is welcome. For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 828.631.2646.   


Journaling for creatives

The Mountain Artisan “Expressive Journaling Workshop” will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Waynesville Public Library. 

Are you into the expressive arts? Are you a writer, songwriter, musician, dancer, choreographer, visual artist, photographer, or any variation on the theme? Come and view examples of journals — from written works to idea books — to artist reflection books and beyond. This hour long workshop will introduce you to your passport to definition, fluidity and cohesiveness as an expressive artist. It will be inclusive of all persons at any stage of the development of their art. 

The workshop will be led by local area artist and musician Betina Morgan. It will include an instructional talk by Morgan, as well as a free journal to get you started. 

Sign-up required: 828.356.2507 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 



• New York Times bestselling author Dr. William R. Forstchen will present his newest work, The Final Day, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Carolina Readiness in Waynesville. The book is follow up to One Second After and One Year After. 828.456.5310 or

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