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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00

Events for readers and writers

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Lieske, journal-making in Waynesville

Writer Bruce Lieske and a journal-making class will be presented at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

Lieske will read from his latest book at 3 p.m. Oct. 18. He will read from and discuss his book, Frozen Memories: An Old Man Recaptures His Youthful Adventure in Antarctica. Lieske was a member of the Antarctic Weather Central during the International Geophysical Year in 1956-57.

The journal-making class will be at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Hosted by Kent Stewart, this workshop will feature a different style of journal than the first. This beginner’s workshop is intended for children ages 11 through adult.  Younger children should plan to attend with a parent or responsible adult. There is a $5 materials cost per person and participants should call to sign up, as the workshop is limited to 10 participants.

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Watts to present young adult, parenting works

Knoxville author, Julia Watts will present her books at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. 

The author of numerous books set in Appalachia, she is also a Lambda Literary Award Winner for her young adult novel, Finding H.F., and last year’s Lambda Literary Award finalist and Golden Crown Literary Award winner for Secret City. Her new book Gifted and Talented is a comic novel about the perils of parenting. 828.586.9499.


Rash to read from Serena at WCU 

Western Carolina University’s Office of First Year Experience will host An Evening with Ron Rash at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Coulter Building in Cullowhee.

Rash, an award-winning writer and WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, will read from his novel Serena, answer questions about the book and sign copies at the event. 

Set in Western North Carolina in 1929, the novel’s themes tie in to WCU’s 2014-15 campus-wide learning theme, North Carolina: Our State, Our Time. The novel has also been made into a feature film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, which will hit theatres later this month.


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