Two more literary events I hope you’ll join me for in Asheville this month:
On September 21st at 3 p.m., I’ll be reading with other members of the Great Smokies Writing Program faculty at Malaprop’s as part of the Writers At Home Series. Haven’t decided what to read yet. Maybe something from my new novel in progress . . .
On September 24th at 5:30 I’ll be reading with authors Eric Shonkwiler and Charles Todd White at the Cork & Keg Wine Bar and Taproom on Patton Avenue, followed by free Irish music. Eric is on tour with his debut novel Above All Men. Y’all come out and show him what a hospitable town Asheville is.
I’ll be reading from and discussing Under The Mercy Trees and new work at two events the weekend of September 6th and 7th.
On Saturday the 6th, join me at the Mountain Literary Festival in Burnsville for sessions at 10:45 and 2:00 and a book signing at noon. While you’re there, enjoy readings, workshops and presentations by authors Tommy Hays, Joseph Bathanti, Glenis Redmond and others. www.cmlitfest.org/schedule
On Sunday September 7th head to Chimney Rock Park for Writers On The Rock to meet me and other writers including Robert Morgan, Tommy Hays and Wayne Caldwell.
Cost: Included with Park admission
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1-4pm
Description: The culture and heritage of the Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet some news ones during Writers on the Rock. Over ten authors who have written about the Appalachia will gather in front of Cliff Dwellers Gifts for book readings, signings and one-on-one chats. Diane Norman, Managing Editor of the Hendersonville Times-News, will host this special event, and local poet Eddie Cabbage will provide Poetry on Demand. From cooking to memoirs, poetry to mysteries, you’ll have the unique opportunity to meet authors who have made their mark in the world of Appalachian literature. http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/events/event_detail.php?EVENT_ID=584
I hope to see you there!