As part of a summer series of music, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City is presenting a special program of words and music, featuring George Ellison, reading from his new book Permanent Camp and Lee Knight, singing tunes from “The Songcatcher’s Notebook.”
This free program will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 28 and people are encouraged to arrive early.
Ellison and his wife Elizabeth are Bryson City fixtures. The Ellisons have found their own secluded valley in these verdant mountains, crafting a permanent camp in which to reflect on their place in the natural world. In Permanent Camp, Ellison’s poems detail the unique environment surrounding his isolated homestead in the woods.
Knight, raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, became interested in folk music while in high school. During college, he became familiar with the music and stories of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. He also collected songs and stories from other parts of the world, including England, Scotland, Central Asia, Columbia and the Amazon region of Peru.
828.488.3030 or www.fontanalib.org/brysoncity.