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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:00

Events for readers and writers

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Program to show how music heals

Certified music practitioner, performer, teacher and writer Robin Russell will be the presenter for the Lake Junaluska Book Review at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Susan Todd Lounge in the Harrell Center.  

Russell is close to the publication of MUSICAL MORPHINE: Transforming Pain One Note at a Time, and her program will include reading, a little music (she plays 18 instruments and also sings), and an explanation of her music practitioner work and how she came to write her most recent book.

If the Haywood County Schools close due to inclement weather, this Book Review session will be canceled and, if possible, rescheduled.


Book celebrates WNC African American history

Ann Miller Woodford will present her book When All God’s Children Get Together at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.  

Her book celebrates the lives and music of African American people in far Western North Carolina. Woodford grew up in Andrews during segregation. She is the founder One Dozen Who Care Inc., a nonprofit that works to create leadership capacity and build community unity in far western North Carolina. ODWC partnered with Woodford to produce When All God’s Children Get Together and other initiatives inspired by the history and heritage of regional African Americans. 


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