Local author places in national book award program
 

Local author places in national book award program

Author Deanna K. Klingel of Sapphire was recently awarded the bronze medal in the children’s literature division of the National…
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Tuscola’s Brooke Palay wins poetry competition
 

Tuscola’s Brooke Palay wins poetry competition

Eleven students from Haywood County high schools competed in the second Poetry Out Loud district competition at Tuscola High School…
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Coffee with the Poet: ‘Women’s Spaces and Women’s Places’
 

Coffee with the Poet: ‘Women’s Spaces and Women’s Places’

Join City Lights Bookstore for the Coffee with the Poet series at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 15, for a presentation of…
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A ‘kafka-esque’ story that offers redemption
 

A ‘kafka-esque’ story that offers redemption

Saddle up, kind hearts. I have a winner. Like most good things, this book came to me from a good…
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‘Moonshiner’s Daughter’ at Penland & Sons, Marshall
 

‘Moonshiner’s Daughter’ at Penland & Sons, Marshall

Mary J. Messer, author of the Appalachian memoir Moonshiner’s Daughter, will read from her book and answers questions from the…
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Barbara Bates Smith’s ‘Deck the Halls with Southern Writers’
 

Barbara Bates Smith’s ‘Deck the Halls with Southern Writers’

Friends of the Haywood Public Library will present Barbara Bates Smith will appear in the one-woman play Christmas play “Deck…
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WCU students to share works
 

WCU students to share works

Creative writing students from Western Carolina University will read original works at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 at City Lights…
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‘First Creation’ available Dec. 3
 

‘First Creation’ available Dec. 3

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust’s acclaimed coffee table book, First Creation, will be available at Shakespeare & Co. bookstore in Cashiers…
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‘Moonshiner’s Daughter’ book signing at WCU bookstore
 

‘Moonshiner’s Daughter’ book signing at WCU bookstore

Mary J. Messer, author of the Appalachian memoir Moonshiner’s Daughter, will read from her book and answers questions from the…
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City Lights celebrates the new edition of ‘Camping and Woodcraft’
 

City Lights celebrates the new edition of ‘Camping and Woodcraft’

City Lights Bookstore will celebrate the release of the new edition of Horace Kephart’s classic, Camping and Woodcraft, at 2…
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Haywood author, Nathan Tracy, to introduce new book
 

Haywood author, Nathan Tracy, to introduce new book

Blue Ridge Books will host local author Nathan B. Tracy at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 as he introduces his…
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David Joy to read from new book
 

David Joy to read from new book

Cullowhee resident and staff writer for the Crossroads Chronicle David Joy will read from his new book, Growing Gills: A…
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White to read from collection
 

White to read from collection

Charles Dodd White will read from his new short story collection, Sinners of Sanction County, at 7 p.m. on Friday,…
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Dingwall introduces new series
 

Dingwall introduces new series

Wendy Dingwall will introduce her new Yvonne Suarez mystery series with the first installment, Hera’s Revenge, at 1 p.m. on…
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WCU students collecting books for elementary school
 

WCU students collecting books for elementary school

Students living in Reynolds Residence Hall of Western Carolina University are seeking new or used books as part of a…
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Vicki Lane to present latest novel
 

Vicki Lane to present latest novel

Vicki Lane returns to City Lights to read from her newest novel, Under The Skin, at 2 p.m. on Saturday,…
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New biography reveals insight into life of early Smokies writer
 

New biography reveals insight into life of early Smokies writer

Author George Ellison will be conducting a book signing at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park…
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Local writer wins award for family history book
 

Local writer wins award for family history book

Hattie Best Polk of Lake Junaluska won the prestigious Robert Bruce Cooke Family History Book of the Year Award for…
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Coffee with the Poet continues Oct. 20
 

Coffee with the Poet continues Oct. 20

City Lights’ “Coffee with the Poet” series continues at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 with local artist and author…
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‘Every Breath Sings Mountains’ authors to read at Blue Ridge Books and News
 

‘Every Breath Sings Mountains’ authors to read at Blue Ridge Books and News

Three of the authors who contributed to the poetry book Every Breath Sings Mountains will appear at Blue Ridge Books…
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Folklorist to tell true ghost stories
 

Folklorist to tell true ghost stories

Folklorist and author Randy Russell will tell true ghost stories and read from new young adult novel at 5:30 p.m.…
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Dodson to read at Blue Ridge Books
 

Dodson to read at Blue Ridge Books

Stan Dodson will read from his novel, Poor Memory, at 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Blue Ridge Books and…
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Lane to read from newest book of poems
 

Lane to read from newest book of poems

John Lane will be at City Lights at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 to read from his news book, Abandoned…
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Norma Watkins to read from memoir
 

Norma Watkins to read from memoir

Norma Watkins will read from her memoir, The Last Resort, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 at City Lights Bookstore…
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WCU’s Rash to receive state’s highest civilian honor
 

WCU’s Rash to receive state’s highest civilian honor

Western Carolina University faculty member and writer Ron Rash is one of six North Carolinians chosen to receive the state’s…
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Escape to the backroads with guidebook author
 

Escape to the backroads with guidebook author

Carolyn Sakowski will read from the third edition of her book, Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads, at noon on…
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Teen library meeting in Bryson City
 

Teen library meeting in Bryson City

The next teen friends of the library meeting will be held at the Marianna Black Library at 3:30 on Thursday,…
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Wreath-making and heritage at City Lights
 

Wreath-making and heritage at City Lights

Author and culture historian Julia Taylor Ebel will give a reading and wreath-making demonstration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.…
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Memoirist and poet visits City Lights
 

Memoirist and poet visits City Lights

Janisse Ray will read from two of her most recent books at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at City…
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Author Chris McMillan to read from debut memoir
 

Author Chris McMillan to read from debut memoir

Local author Chris McMillan will read from her new memoir at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Blue Ridge…
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Revisit the library with special events
 

Revisit the library with special events

In celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Haywood County Public Library is joining with other North Carolina libraries…
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Library to host author Pam Duncan
 

Library to host author Pam Duncan

 Novelist Pamela Duncan will read from and discuss her novels at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Jackson…
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Author casts new light on an old ballad
 

Author casts new light on an old ballad

Sharyn McCrumb, author of the Ballad Series of novels, will read from her new book, The Ballad of Tom Dooley,…
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Author to illuminate the joys of fly fishing
 

Author to illuminate the joys of fly fishing

David Joy, the author of the new book Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman’s Journey, will hold a reading and signing…
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Book series to close with Silas House’s ‘The Coal Tattoo’
 

Book series to close with Silas House’s ‘The Coal Tattoo’

The Friends of the Haywood Public Library offers the fifth and final book discussion in the Discovering the Literary South…
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City Lights hosts special story time guest, Gail Nolen
 

City Lights hosts special story time guest, Gail Nolen

Join a special story time with author Gail Nolen at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at City Lights Bookstore…
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Political writer to read in Sylva
 

Political writer to read in Sylva

Martin A. Dyckman, a retired associate editor of the St. Petersburg Time who lives part of the year in Waynesville,…
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Local author published “breathtaking” tabletop designs
 

Local author published “breathtaking” tabletop designs

Kathryn Greeley of Waynesville has published The Collected Tabletop, a book showcasing ways to create “easy, fun, and breathtaking tabletop…
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Girl in Hyacinth Blue to be discussed at the book group
 

Girl in Hyacinth Blue to be discussed at the book group

Book Ends, the book discussion group at the Jackson County Public Library, will gather for the first time in the…
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Ron Rash to read from new poetry collection
 

Ron Rash to read from new poetry collection

Ron Rash will visit City Lights Bookstore to read from his first poetry book in 10 years, Waking, at 1…
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McDarris reads from new book at Blue Ridge Books
 

McDarris reads from new book at Blue Ridge Books

Local author Vivian McDarris will read from her recent book, Black Fog, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at…
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Story time with Sara Doolittle
 

Story time with Sara Doolittle

Franklin resident Sara Doolittle will be at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, for…
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Coffee with the Poet Series to feature Mary Adams
 

Coffee with the Poet Series to feature Mary Adams

WCU professor Mary Adams will read from her work at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at City Lights Bookstore…
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Living the easy life can be hard
 

Living the easy life can be hard

Author Lynne Hinkey will read from her book Marina Melee at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Blue Ridge…
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Influential Shook family history chronicled in historical fiction
 

Influential Shook family history chronicled in historical fiction

Franklin resident Robert Shook will read from his novel, A Journey in Courage, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 13,…
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Test your wizarding skills with a Harry Potter party
 

Test your wizarding skills with a Harry Potter party

Get your wands ready for a Harry Potter back-to-school party at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, at Blue Ridge…
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Authors of young adult lit to appear at City Lights
 

Authors of young adult lit to appear at City Lights

A panel discussion of young adult literature will be held at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 1 p.m. on…
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Libraries engage dogs to get children to practice reading
 

Libraries engage dogs to get children to practice reading

Maya, a golden retriever reading assistance dog, will be at the Bryson City Library at 1 p.m. this Saturday, August…
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Local author speaks on Haywood history
 

Local author speaks on Haywood history

Local author Louise K. Nelson will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday,…
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Dive into “A Virtuous Woman” with book group
 

Dive into “A Virtuous Woman” with book group

The novel A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons is the next book up for discussion in the series Discovering the Literary…
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