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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00

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NY Times bestseller to discuss new work

An evening with Appalachian writer Wiley Cash will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the First United Methodist Church in Waynesville.

Cash is known for his first novel, New York Times Bestseller A Land More Kind than Home. His book received positive comments in such publications as The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Vanity Fair. A Land More Kind than Home won the Southern Independent Bookseller Ailliances’ Book Award for Fiction of the Year and the John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award from the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association. 

The gathering will feature a Q&A session with Cash, a reading from the book he’s currently writing, and a catered dessert buffet catered by Kanini’s. 

Tickets are $10, which are available at any Haywood County library branch and Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

828.456.6000 or www.blueridgebooksnc.com


Memoir brings together woodworking, spirituality

Author William Everett will present his new book Sawdust and Soul: A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

The book was co-authored by John W. de Gruchy, who is one of South Africa’s most celebrated theologians. Everett has joined with a fellow woodworker in South Africa to put together a book of conversations about woodworking and spirituality. Now retired theologians, for the past 15 years, he and de Gruchy have carried on a constant conversation about the impact their shared love of woodworking has had on their lives. On visits to each other’s shops over the years they have built wood pieces together as well as talked about what they are doing and why they are doing it.

828.456.6000 or www.blueridgebooksnc.com


Teen Poetry Fest in Franklin 

To celebrate National Poetry Month, there will be an open-mic Teen Poetry Fest at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus in Franklin. 

All high school-age poets and lovers of poetry are invited to read or recite their original works, as well as share their favorite works by other poets. All participants will receive RAT Bucks, to be spent at the event on the Rathskeller’s menu items. No pre-registration is needed; participants are given stage time on a first-come basis. Family members and friends are invited to come and cheer their teens on.

This event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, supported in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.  

www.artscouncilofmacon.org or 828.524.ARTS.

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