Thu07312014

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:12

Blanton to tell stories at Jackson Library, Jan. 17

Written by 

The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host Sylva resident Curtis Blanton for an evening of storytelling and tall tales at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.17, in the Community Room.

Always a careful listener to the tales told by friends as well as the old-timers of his parents’ and grandparents’ generation, Blanton teamed up with his boyhood friend, Jim Sellers of Sylva, to create a book of the stories they remembered from the old days. Tales from the Porch was published in 2006 and features illustrations by Sellers, with Blanton as author. Two other books followed: Fireside Tales is another collection of stories, and My Mountains, My Home, is a novel.

Blanton will tell stories and take questions from the audience. His books, which are available at the Library, will also be available for purchase at the event via City Lights Bookstore.

For more information, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 828.586.2016.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Read 1524 times

Media

blog comments powered by Disqus

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceWhen the camera bulb flashed, it hit me — had it really been that long?

    Standing in the Belhurst Castle, a Great Gatsby-esque property situated on Seneca Lake in Geneva, N.Y., I realized it had been around a decade since my childhood friends and I had been in the same room together. And yet, here we were, drinks in hand, smiles plastered across our faces, as family members and dates for the wedding stood in front of us, eager to capture the moment we all were huddled as one.

    Written on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:33 Read more...