Hugh B. Price @ Yaseen Lecture Series
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Hugh B. Price @ Yaseen Lecture Series

HUGH B. PRICE has held an array of positions of leadership during his life, from graduating Yale Law School to his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT, to his service as the president of the National Urban League. Price has devoted his life to the causes of education, racial equality, and the creation of opportunity. He lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife, Marilyn.

Interview with photographer John Shearer.

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Ben Anderson @ Adventure Bound Books
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Ben Anderson @ Adventure Bound Books

Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year.  On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails familiar to him from previous excursions as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years. To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity. Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a lifelong devotee.

Ben Anderson was media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 to 2015. Before that he was assistant professor of mass communications at Florida Southern College. He worked on the staffs of The Asheville Times, the Waynesville Mountaineer, Greensboro Record, Athens Banner-Herald, Atlanta Journal, Athens Daily News. He has been a backcountry volunteer for Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 20 years. He now does marketing and public relations work for the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation in Asheville. A native of Atlanta, he lives in Asheville, NC.

Book talk and signing.

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Hal Crowther @ Orange County Public Library with Purple Crow Books
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Hal Crowther @ Orange County Public Library with Purple Crow Books

HAL CROWTHER is an award-winning journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oxford American, the Independent, and independent weeklies around the country. He is the author of four books of essays, including An Infuriating American and Cathedrals of Kudzu. He was a finalist for the Magazine Award and for the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism and nonfiction. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, novelist Lee Smith.

Reading and booksigning.

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May-lee Chai @ Teach In on Immigration, Foothill College
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

May-lee Chai @ Teach In on Immigration, Foothill College

MAY-LEE CHAI is the award-winning author of ten books, including the memoir Hapa Girl, the novel Tiger Girl, and her original translation from Chinese to English of the 1934 Autobiography of Ba Jin. Her short prose has appeared in Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship and is an assistant professor in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.

Talk and signing. Jose Antonio Vargas and Sonia Nazario headlining.

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Hugh B. Price @ Heinz History Center
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Hugh B. Price @ Heinz History Center

HUGH B. PRICE has held an array of positions of leadership during his life, from graduating Yale Law School to his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT, to his service as the president of the National Urban League. Price has devoted his life to the causes of education, racial equality, and the creation of opportunity. He lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife, Marilyn.

Lecture and booksigning.

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Ben Anderson @ Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Ben Anderson @ Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year.  On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails familiar to him from previous excursions as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years. To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity. Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a lifelong devotee.

Ben Anderson was media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 to 2015. Before that he was assistant professor of mass communications at Florida Southern College. He worked on the staffs of The Asheville Times, the Waynesville Mountaineer, Greensboro Record, Athens Banner-Herald, Atlanta Journal, and the Athens Daily News. He has been a backcountry volunteer for Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 20 years. He now does marketing and public relations work for the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation in Asheville. A native of Atlanta, he lives in Asheville, NC.

Book talk and signing.

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Hal Crowther @ Quail Ridge Books
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Hal Crowther @ Quail Ridge Books

HAL CROWTHER is an award-winning journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oxford American, the Independent, and independent weeklies around the country. He is the author of four books of essays, including An Infuriating American and Cathedrals of Kudzu. He was a finalist for the Magazine Award and for the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism and nonfiction. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, novelist Lee Smith.

Reading and booksigning.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Civil War Military and Relic Show
Oct
27
to Oct 28

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Civil War Military and Relic Show

  • AllStar Events Complex (map)
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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Times to be finalized. Booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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May-lee Chai & Elaine Neil Orr @ Quail Ridge Books
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

May-lee Chai & Elaine Neil Orr @ Quail Ridge Books

MAY-LEE CHAI is the award-winning author of ten books, including the memoir Hapa Girl, the novel Tiger Girl, and her original translation from Chinese to English of the 1934 Autobiography of Ba Jin. Her short prose has appeared in Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship and is an assistant professor in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Chai will be reading with Elaine Neil Orr, author of Swimming Between Worlds, at Quail Ridge Books.

Reading and booksigning.

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May-lee Chai @ The Regulator with the Durham Literacy Center
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

May-lee Chai @ The Regulator with the Durham Literacy Center

MAY-LEE CHAI is the award-winning author of ten books, including the memoir Hapa Girl, the novel Tiger Girl, and her original translation from Chinese to English of the 1934 Autobiography of Ba Jin. Her short prose has appeared in Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship and is an assistant professor in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.

Reading and booksigning.

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May-lee Chai @ Scuppernong Books
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

May-lee Chai @ Scuppernong Books

MAY-LEE CHAI is the award-winning author of ten books, including the memoir Hapa Girl, the novel Tiger Girl, and her original translation from Chinese to English of the 1934 Autobiography of Ba Jin. Her short prose has appeared in Glimmer Train, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship and is an assistant professor in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.

Reading and signing.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ York Book Expo
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ York Book Expo

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center

  • Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center (map)
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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Baltzer Meyer Historical Society
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Baltzer Meyer Historical Society

  • Baltzer Meyer Historical Society (map)
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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Hugh B. Price @ Howard University Library
Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

Hugh B. Price @ Howard University Library

HUGH B. PRICE has held an array of positions of leadership during his life, from graduating Yale Law School to his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT, to his service as the president of the National Urban League. Price has devoted his life to the causes of education, racial equality, and the creation of opportunity. He lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife, Marilyn.

Interview.

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Sybil Haydel Morial @ The Harlem Fine Arts Festival
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Sybil Haydel Morial @ The Harlem Fine Arts Festival

SYBIL HAYDEL MORIAL is an educator, activist, and community leader in New Orleans, Louisiana. The wife of the first African-American mayor of New Orleans, Ernest N. "Dutch" Morial, spent her career in the education field, first as a public school teacher and later as an administrator at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Lecture and booksigning.

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Hugh B. Price @ Cousen Rose Gallery Book Reception
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Hugh B. Price @ Cousen Rose Gallery Book Reception

HUGH B. PRICE has held an array of positions of leadership during his life, from graduating Yale Law School to his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT, to his service as the president of the National Urban League. Price has devoted his life to the causes of education, racial equality, and the creation of opportunity. He lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife, Marilyn.

Booksigning and sale.

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Hugh B. Price @ Oak Bluffs African-American Literature and Cultural Festival
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Hugh B. Price @ Oak Bluffs African-American Literature and Cultural Festival

HUGH B. PRICE has held an array of positions of leadership during his life, from graduating Yale Law School to his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT, to his service as the president of the National Urban League. Price has devoted his life to the causes of education, racial equality, and the creation of opportunity. He lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife, Marilyn.

Featured book talk and booksigning.

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Hugh B. Price @ "Hungry for Change" for CFB
Aug
2
12:30 PM12:30

Hugh B. Price @ "Hungry for Change" for CFB

  • Chrysalis Training and Conference Center (map)
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HUGH B. PRICE has held an array of positions of leadership during his life, from graduating Yale Law School to his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT, to his service as the president of the National Urban League. Price has devoted his life to the causes of education, racial equality, and the creation of opportunity. He lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife, Marilyn.

Keynote speaker and booksigning.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Ligonier Valley Civil War Round Table
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Ligonier Valley Civil War Round Table

  • 122 N. Market St Ligonier, PA 15659 United States (map)
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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Martin Library
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Martin Library

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Donald Morrill @ Prairie Lights Bookstore
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Donald Morrill @ Prairie Lights Bookstore

DONALD MORRILL will be reading his novel, Beaut, at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa. Morrill is the author of the nonfiction volumes Impetuous Sleeper, The Untouched Minutes (River Teeth Nonfiction Prize), Sounding for Cool, and A Stranger's Neighborhood, as well as three collections of poetry (among them Awaiting Your Possibilities, a 2015 Florida Book Award recipient). He has been the Bedell Visiting Writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and writer-in-residence at the Poetry Center at Smith. He currently teaches in the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Tampa.

Time to be finalized. Reading and book signing to follow.

 

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Donald Morrill @ The Yellow Door Gallery
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Donald Morrill @ The Yellow Door Gallery

DONALD MORRILL will be reading his novel, Beaut, at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa. Morrill is the author of the nonfiction volumes Impetuous Sleeper, The Untouched Minutes (River Teeth Nonfiction Prize), Sounding for Cool, and A Stranger's Neighborhood, as well as three collections of poetry (among them Awaiting Your Possibilities, a 2015 Florida Book Award recipient). He has been the Bedell Visiting Writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and writer-in-residence at the Poetry Center at Smith. He currently teaches in the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Tampa.

Reading and book signing to follow.

 

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Stephanie Tyson @ Bookmarks
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Stephanie Tyson @ Bookmarks

This Saturday, July 7, Bookmarks in Winston-Salem will celebrate the One Year Anniversary of our home at 634 W. Fourth Street #110!

At 2 p.m., chef and cookbook author Stephanie Tyson and Vivian Joiner of Sweet Potatoes and Miss Ora's Kitchen will be in conversation with Carolina Catch cookbook author Debbie Moose. Event will feature food samples to enjoy and gift certificate giveaways to both Winston-Salem restaurants.

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Donald Morrill @ Beaverdale Books
Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

Donald Morrill @ Beaverdale Books

DONALD MORRILL will be reading his novel, Beaut, at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa. Morrill is the author of the nonfiction volumes Impetuous Sleeper, The Untouched Minutes (River Teeth Nonfiction Prize), Sounding for Cool, and A Stranger's Neighborhood, as well as three collections of poetry (among them Awaiting Your Possibilities, a 2015 Florida Book Award recipient). He has been the Bedell Visiting Writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and writer-in-residence at the Poetry Center at Smith. He currently teaches in the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Tampa.

Reading and book signing to follow.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Neal Brower @ Andy Griffith Museum Theatre
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Neal Brower @ Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

NEAL BROWER, a United Methodist minister, teaches a ten-week course about The Andy Griffith Show at community colleges throughout North Carolina. Since 1988, he has taught the course over twenty times at six colleges. He is a native of Asheboro, North Carolina. In Mayberry 101: Behind the Scenes of a TV Classic, Brower provides an in-depth look into the production of one of the most popular television shows in the country. He will be presenting at the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Butler County Historical Society
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Butler County Historical Society

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Stephanie Tyson @ Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
May
31
to Jun 3

Stephanie Tyson @ Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

"This year the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is bringing the diversity of The South to Midtown May 31 through June 3.

Stephanie Tyson and Vivian Joyner, owners of Sweet Potatoes and Miss Ora’s Kitchen in Winston-Salem, N.C., were both appointed to the AF&WF 2018 advisory board. They’ve run Sweet Potatoes for 15 years and recently opened Miss Ora’s Kitchen, a restaurant focused on the art of frying chicken.

Joyner and Tyson will be hosting a wine class titled “Southern Fried Fizz” where they will pair fried chicken with various champagnes."

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Meyersdale Public Library
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Meyersdale Public Library

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Greater Altoona Area Book Festival
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Greater Altoona Area Book Festival

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

 

 

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Ben Anderson @ Wilderness Wildlife Week
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Ben Anderson @ Wilderness Wildlife Week

Nature lovers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week™ in Pigeon Forge!

From educational programs designed specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. What better place to celebrate the features, creatures, and cultures of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than in the Center of Fun in The Smokies?

Ben Anderson will be signing copies of his book, Smokies Chronicle, at the GSMA booth on Friday, May 11, from 2-4:30 PM.

 

Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year.  On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails familiar to him from previous excursions as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years.To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity. Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a lifelong devotee.

 

Ben Anderson was media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 to 2015. Before that he was assistant professor of mass communications at Florida Southern College. He worked on the staffs of The Asheville Times, the Waynesville Mountaineer, Greensboro Record, Athens Banner-Herald, Atlanta Journal, Athens Daily News. He has been a backcountry volunteer for Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 20 years. He now does marketing and public relations work for the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation in Asheville. A native of Atlanta, he lives in Asheville, NC.

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Michael Farris Smith @ A Cappella Books
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Michael Farris Smith @ A Cappella Books

A Cappella Books presents "Writers @ The Wrecking Bar," a monthly fiction series at local brewpub The Wrecking Bar. Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the conversation starting at 7:30PM.

April's WWB features two of the South's most powerful storytellers, Michael Farris Smith (The Fighter) and Chris Offutt (Country Dark), in a conversation moderated by the editor of The Bitter Southerner, Chuck Reece.

 

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Hugh Price @ Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Hugh Price @ Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation

  • Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (map)
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Hugh Price has held an array of positions of leadership during his life. After obtaining a B.A. from Amherst College, he graduated from Yale Law School. He began his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT. During the turbulent 1960s, he served as the first executive director of the Black Coalition of New Haven.

In 1978, he began his position as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, where he wrote editorials on an array of political issues. He served as senior vice-president of WNET/Thirteen in New York, the nation’s largest public television station and in 1984, became director of all national production. In 1988, he was appointed vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he was instrumental in launching innovative youth initiatives. From 1994 to 2003, he served as president of the National Urban League. He then served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.  He lives in New Rochelle, NY.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Page 158
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Michael Farris Smith @ Page 158

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Malaprop's
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Farris Smith @ Malaprop's

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Parnassus Books
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Michael Farris Smith @ Parnassus Books

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Novel
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Farris Smith @ Novel

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Sons of Unions: Veterans of the Civil War
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Sons of Unions: Veterans of the Civil War

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lecture & booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Michael Farris Smith @ Book Mart & Cafe
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Michael Farris Smith @ Book Mart & Cafe

With Michael Kardos, author of Bluff

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Hugh Price @ Northfield Mount Hermon School
Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

Hugh Price @ Northfield Mount Hermon School

Hugh Price has held an array of positions of leadership during his life. After obtaining a B.A. from Amherst College, he graduated from Yale Law School. He began his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT. During the turbulent 1960s, he served as the first executive director of the Black Coalition of New Haven.

In 1978, he began his position as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, where he wrote editorials on an array of political issues. He served as senior vice-president of WNET/Thirteen in New York, the nation’s largest public television station and in 1984, became director of all national production. In 1988, he was appointed vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he was instrumental in launching innovative youth initiatives. From 1994 to 2003, he served as president of the National Urban League. He then served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.  He lives in New Rochelle, NY.

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Ben Anderson @ Skyland/South Buncombe Library
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Anderson @ Skyland/South Buncombe Library

Local author Ben Anderson spent a year hiking through the distinct seasons of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Come listen to him share stories from his book and get ideas for great hikes of your own.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the South Buncombe Library.

 

Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year.  On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails familiar to him from previous excursions as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years.To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity. Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a lifelong devotee.

 

Ben Anderson was media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 to 2015. Before that he was assistant professor of mass communications at Florida Southern College. He worked on the staffs of The Asheville Times, the Waynesville Mountaineer, Greensboro Record, Athens Banner-Herald, Atlanta Journal, Athens Daily News. He has been a backcountry volunteer for Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 20 years. He now does marketing and public relations work for the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation in Asheville. A native of Atlanta, he lives in Asheville, NC.

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