Former Senator to read from thriller
 

Former Senator to read from thriller

Bob Graham, former U.S. senator and former Florida governor will be in Sylva next week to promote his first novel,…
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Cherokee author shares rare Native American recipes
 

Cherokee author shares rare Native American recipes

Cherokee cookbook author and Native American food expert Johnnie Sue Myers will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville at…
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Author shares Hillbilly Tales
 

Author shares Hillbilly Tales

Whittier resident and author Patricia Graham will read from her book, Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains, at 7 p.m.…
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Haywood County Friends of the Library annual book sale
 

Haywood County Friends of the Library annual book sale

The sale features DVDs, CDs, vinyl, puzzles, books on tape/CDs, and of course books in every category. More than 50,000…
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Poets read from latest works
 

Poets read from latest works

City Lights in Sylva presents a reading featuring the poetry of Kathryn Byer and Susan Lefler at 7 p.m. on…
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Rash finishing new book
 

Rash finishing new book

Western Carolina University faculty member and writer Ron Rash is putting the final touches on his new novel even as…
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Book signing at the Smoky Mountain Firecracker Fest
 

Book signing at the Smoky Mountain Firecracker Fest

Local author Barbara Dumas Ballew will be available to sign copies of her novel, George’s Creek to Georgia, July 1…
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Poet Series continues featuring the poetry of Catherine Carter
 

Poet Series continues featuring the poetry of Catherine Carter

Catherine Carter, a WCU professor and poet, will read from and discuss her collection of poetry, Memory of Gills, at…
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Stories of local pioneers
 

Stories of local pioneers

Author Hattie Caldwell Davis will read at the Haywood County Library in Waynesville at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19,…
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Waynesville library offers new Southern book series
 

Waynesville library offers new Southern book series

Friends of the Haywood Library will offer a new series, Discovering the Literary South, the Louis D. Rubin Jr. Series,…
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Book club to hold inaugural meeting
 

Book club to hold inaugural meeting

A new book club will meet at Southwestern Community College’s Cashiers Center starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The…
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Library book sale
 

Library book sale

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 9, though Saturday, June 11, at the…
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Author explores hidden local history
 

Author explores hidden local history

Author Alice Sink will read from her new book, Hidden History of the Western North Carolina Mountains, at 1 p.m.…
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Liar's Bench moves to WCU venue
 

Liar's Bench moves to WCU venue

The Liar’s Bench has been adopted by the Mountain Heritage Center The one-year anniversary of The Liar’s Bench will be…
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Crowe and Dawson release children’s book
 

Crowe and Dawson release children’s book

Jackson County writer Thomas Crowe and illustrator Marilyn K. Dawson will celebrate the publication of their children’s book, The Wake…
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Learn local plants with botanist and author
 

Learn local plants with botanist and author

Botanist Tim Spira will present a program based on his new book, Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Applachian…
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Cancer survivor reads from memoir at City Lights
 

Cancer survivor reads from memoir at City Lights

Bryson City resident Jane Spotted Bird will read from her recently published memoir, Still Here: Dancing to the Beat of…
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Author to speak on the publishing
 

Author to speak on the publishing

The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will host an afternoon with Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Unbreakable Child:…
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Book Brigade Buddies to move the last of the library books
 

Book Brigade Buddies to move the last of the library books

Jackson County residents who love the public library are called to join Book Brigade Buddies and help move the last…
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Satirical writer to read debut novel
 

Satirical writer to read debut novel

Alex Kudera will read from his new satirical novel, Fight for Your Long Day, at 7 p.m. on May 6…
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Poet to read from new prose collection
 

Poet to read from new prose collection

Asheville writer and poet Holly Iglesias will read from her new collection, Angles of Approach, at 7 p.m. on Friday,…
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Franklin headlines book club meet in Sylva
 

Franklin headlines book club meet in Sylva

Cyrano’s Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Senior Citizen’s Center in Sylva. The…
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‘Catman’ pens new cat book
 

‘Catman’ pens new cat book

Harold Catman Sims has published a new book titled Kevin Tames the Bullies. Sim operates the Catman2 no-kill cat shelter…
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Bart Ehrman to read at Blue Ridge Books
 

Bart Ehrman to read at Blue Ridge Books

Author Bart D. Ehrman will read from his latest book, God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most…
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Thomas Rain Crowe to Read from New Poetry Collection
 

Thomas Rain Crowe to Read from New Poetry Collection

Tuckasegee poet Thomas Rain Crowe will be at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8,…
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Poet captures WNC culture in new book
 

Poet captures WNC culture in new book

Jackson County resident Thomas Crowe will read from and sign copies of his new collection of poems, Crack Light, at…
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Author discusses adventure on the Appalachian Trail
 

Author discusses adventure on the Appalachian Trail

Jennifer Pharr Davis will discuss her book, Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail, at 6 p.m. on Saturday,…
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Library launches website
 

Library launches website

The Friends of the Macon County Public Library (FOL) have unveiled a new informational web site, MaconLibraryFriends.org. The site showcases…
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Teens invited to voice their views
 

Teens invited to voice their views

The teen friends of the library meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Marianna Black…
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Book discussion looks at our influence on the planet
 

Book discussion looks at our influence on the planet

Ahead of Western Carolina University’s upcoming literary festival, the Macon County Public Library will host a book discussion on Alan…
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Mystery author gives reading
 

Mystery author gives reading

Author Leanna Sain will give a reading at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville from 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.…
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Poems, nonfiction readings at City Lights in Sylva
 

Poems, nonfiction readings at City Lights in Sylva

City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will feature local authors of poetry and nonfiction in the coming week. Coffee with the…
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Library offers books for sale
 

Library offers books for sale

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will have hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs and other media on sale from 9 a.m.…
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Spiritual connections explored by local author
 

Spiritual connections explored by local author

Jody Kraner (aka JadriAnna Lee), author of Northern Lights: A Journey to Insight, will appear for a reading and discussion…
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Read Across America
 

Read Across America

As part of the celebration of Read Across America, Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville is hosting two events that emphasize…
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Wayne Caldwell wins Wolfe award
 

Wayne Caldwell wins Wolfe award

The WNC Historical Association and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial will host Western North Carolina author Wayne Caldwell from 2-4 p.m.…
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Book group to begin
 

Book group to begin

Gary Carden has announced the first meeting of a book discussion group which will begin with a meeting at 5…
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WCU to host literacy conference
 

WCU to host literacy conference

Educators from throughout the region are invited to attend a one-day conference focusing on literacy hosted by Western Carolina University’s…
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Ron Rash returns to City Lights with new paperback edition
 

Ron Rash returns to City Lights with new paperback edition

City Lights welcomes Ron Rash back to the store at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 to celebrate the release in…
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New book looks at remarkable work of therapy dogs
 

New book looks at remarkable work of therapy dogs

Author Deanna Klingel of Sapphire Valley will be at City Lights Bookstore at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 to discuss…
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Rash commemorates paperback release
 

Rash commemorates paperback release

Local author Ron Rash will hold a reading at City Lights in Sylva to celebrate the paperback release of his…
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WCU professor co-authors book about rising sea levels
 

WCU professor co-authors book about rising sea levels

A book co-authored by Western Carolina University professor Rob Young about the global threat to coastal communities posed by rising…
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Cancer survivor to talk at Jackson Library
 

Cancer survivor to talk at Jackson Library

In May 2008, Jane SpottedBird was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Her doctor gave her 6 to 12 months to…
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WCU professor co-authors book about rising sea levels
 

WCU professor co-authors book about rising sea levels

A book co-authored by Western Carolina University professor Rob Young about the global threat to coastal communities posed by rising…
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Haywood author to read from new novel ‘Sweetie’
 

Haywood author to read from new novel ‘Sweetie’

Kathryn Magendie, an author from Haywood County, will be at City Lights book store in Sylva to read from her…
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Program focuses on African-Americans and their history in Jackson County
 

Program focuses on African-Americans and their history in Jackson County

Victoria Casey McDonald, a local writer and historian, will present a program about African-Americans in Jackson County at the Jackson…
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Group to discuss ‘Time and Again’ at public library
 

Group to discuss ‘Time and Again’ at public library

The next Book Ends book discussion group will be held at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, Jan.13. The…
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Elderly Brothers ring in New Year’s at Legion
 

Elderly Brothers ring in New Year’s at Legion

The Elderly Brothers will perform on New Year’s Eve at American Legion Post 47 in Waynesville. The Elderly Brothers have…
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Gary Carden to present Old Christmas Traditions program at library
 

Gary Carden to present Old Christmas Traditions program at library

Storyteller and author Gary Carden will present a program titled “Old Christmas Traditions” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4 at…
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Pride of the Mountains is California-bound
 

Pride of the Mountains is California-bound

Nearly 400 members of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will travel to Pasadena, Calif., to march…
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