Michael Croley @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Michael Croley @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

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MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

Reading and book signing. Doors open at 5:00 PM.

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Jaki Shelton Green @ Malaprop's Bookstore
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Jaki Shelton Green @ Malaprop's Bookstore

JAKI SHELTON GREEN is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. She is the author of eight collections of poetry: Dead on Arrival, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Masks, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song, published by Carolina Wren Press and Blair. Her other publications; Feeding the Light, I Want to Undie You are published by Jacar Press. Her poetry has been published in over eighty national and international anthologies and featured in magazines such as Essence and Ms. Magazine.

Reading and book signing.

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Neil Regan @ Maple Rose Mountain Gifts
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Neil Regan @ Maple Rose Mountain Gifts

Author, historian, and photographer Neil Regan is a lifelong resident of North Carolina and a waterfall enthusiast from early childhood. He was born and raised in southeastern North Carolina, where his family has resided since 1734. He is descended from patriots of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Confederate Army, Artillery, and Cavalry. He is a proud graduate of East Carolina University with a BA in history.

Book talk and signing.

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James Gindlesperger @ Johnstown Civil War Round Table
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

James Gindlesperger @ Johnstown Civil War Round Table

JAMES GINDLESPERGER is a member of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. James is the author and coauthor of a number of Civil War books. He lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Suzanne Gindlesperger.

Book talk and signing.

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James Gindlesperger @ Bellwood Public Library
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

James Gindlesperger @ Bellwood Public Library

JAMES GINDLESPERGER is a member of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. James is the author and coauthor of a number of Civil War books. He lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Suzanne Gindlesperger.

Book talk and signing.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Harvard Bookstore
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Harvard Bookstore

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Launch event! Reading and book signing.

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Jeremy B. Jones with Mark Barr @ Malaprop's
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jeremy B. Jones with Mark Barr @ Malaprop's

Jeremy B. Jones is the author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded gold in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards in memoir. His essays have been named Notable in Best American Essays and published in Oxford American, The Iowa Review, and Brevity, among others. Jeremy earned his MFA from the University of Iowa and is an associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, in his native North Carolina. He also serves as the series co-editor for In Place: a literary nonfiction book series from Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of WVU Press.

In conversation with Mark Barr, author of Watershed. Book signing to follow.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Novel
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Novel

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Union Avenue Books
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Union Avenue Books

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Conversation with Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot and Long Man and editor of Step Into the Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia. Book signing to follow.

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Jeremy B. Jones @ the North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Jeremy B. Jones @ the North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference

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Jeremy B. Jones is the author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded gold in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards in memoir. His essays have been named Notable in Best American Essays and published in Oxford American, The Iowa Review, and Brevity, among others. Jeremy earned his MFA from the University of Iowa and is an associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, in his native North Carolina. He also serves as the series co-editor for In Place: a literary nonfiction book series from Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of WVU Press.

Teaching the Master Creative Nonfiction Class. Reading in Asheville to follow. Please click here for more details!

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Malaprop's
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Malaprop's

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Reading and book signing.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Adventure Bound
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Adventure Bound

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Reading and book signing.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Page 158
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Page 158

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Reading and book signing.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Scuppernong
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Scuppernong

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Reading and book signing.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Sunrise Books
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Sunrise Books

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Reading and book signing.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Belmont Books
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Belmont Books

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Reading and book signing.

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Newtonville Books
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne @ Newtonville Books

ELIZABETH CHILES SHELBURNE grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she became a writer and a staff editor at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe, and Globalpost, among others. She worked on this novel in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator course, under Michelle Hoover and Lisa Borders. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. Holding On To Nothing is her debut novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Reading and book signing.

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Neil Regan @ Maple Rose Mountain Gifts
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Neil Regan @ Maple Rose Mountain Gifts

Author, historian, and photographer Neil Regan is a lifelong resident of North Carolina and a waterfall enthusiast from early childhood. He was born and raised in southeastern North Carolina, where his family has resided since 1734. He is descended from patriots of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Confederate Army, Artillery, and Cavalry. He is a proud graduate of East Carolina University with a BA in history.

Book talk and signing.

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Tiya Miles @ Royall House and Slave Quarters
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Tiya Miles @ Royall House and Slave Quarters

TIYA MILES has been selected for Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 and The Grio’s 100 lists of African American leaders. Her non-fiction books, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story and Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom received numerous prestigious awards. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is a professor in American Culture, History, Afroamerican & African Studies, Native American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

Reading and book signing

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Charles F. Gritzner @ Madison County Public Library
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Charles F. Gritzner @ Madison County Public Library

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CHARLES “FRITZ” GRITZNER saw the famous Maco light west of Wilmington, NC, in the early 1960s and became fascinated with the ghost light phenomenon. Dr. Gritzner holds a PhD in Geography and taught at East Carolina University and South Dakota State University. He is the author and coauthor of 33 books, more than a dozen chapters appearing in edited works, and more than 125 publications in various professional journals. During his career, he taught more than 70 different subjects, including the nation’s only course in “Geography of the Paranormal.”

Reading, lecture, and book signing.

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Charles F. Gritzner @ Mars Hill University
Sep
6
3:30 PM15:30

Charles F. Gritzner @ Mars Hill University

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CHARLES “FRITZ” GRITZNER saw the famous Maco light west of Wilmington, NC, in the early 1960s and became fascinated with the ghost light phenomenon. Dr. Gritzner holds a PhD in Geography and taught at East Carolina University and South Dakota State University. He is the author and coauthor of 33 books, more than a dozen chapters appearing in edited works, and more than 125 publications in various professional journals. During his career, he taught more than 70 different subjects, including the nation’s only course in “Geography of the Paranormal.”

Reading, lecture, and book signing.

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Charles F. Gritzner @ Adventure Bound Books
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Charles F. Gritzner @ Adventure Bound Books

CHARLES “FRITZ” GRITZNER saw the famous Maco light west of Wilmington, NC, in the early 1960s and became fascinated with the ghost light phenomenon. Dr. Gritzner holds a PhD in Geography and taught at East Carolina University and South Dakota State University. He is the author and coauthor of 33 books, more than a dozen chapters appearing in edited works, and more than 125 publications in various professional journals. During his career, he taught more than 70 different subjects, including the nation’s only course in “Geography of the Paranormal.”

Reading, lecture with Q&A, and book signing.

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Charles F. Gritzner @ West Asheville Public Library
Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

Charles F. Gritzner @ West Asheville Public Library

CHARLES “FRITZ” GRITZNER saw the famous Maco light west of Wilmington, NC, in the early 1960s and became fascinated with the ghost light phenomenon. Dr. Gritzner holds a PhD in Geography and taught at East Carolina University and South Dakota State University. He is the author and coauthor of 33 books, more than a dozen chapters appearing in edited works, and more than 125 publications in various professional journals. During his career, he taught more than 70 different subjects, including the nation’s only course in “Geography of the Paranormal.”

Reading, lecture, and book signing.

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Charles F. Gritzner @ City Lights Bookstore
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Charles F. Gritzner @ City Lights Bookstore

CHARLES “FRITZ” GRITZNER saw the famous Maco light west of Wilmington, NC, in the early 1960s and became fascinated with the ghost light phenomenon. Dr. Gritzner holds a PhD in Geography and taught at East Carolina University and South Dakota State University. He is the author and coauthor of 33 books, more than a dozen chapters appearing in edited works, and more than 125 publications in various professional journals. During his career, he taught more than 70 different subjects, including the nation’s only course in “Geography of the Paranormal.”

Reading, lecture, and book signing.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ Page After Page
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Deborah Van Dyken @ Page After Page

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

Reading and book signing.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ Island Bookstore, Duck NC
Aug
9
12:00 PM12:00

Deborah Van Dyken @ Island Bookstore, Duck NC

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

SUSAN MASON is a native of the village of Atlantic in Down East, Carteret County, NC. Susan lived and taught secondary school in Arctic Alaska for twenty-one years. She is an artist and photographer. Susan has previously illustrated Inupiaq language books, The Snowy Owl and the Red Fox and Similes for Mother.

Reading and book signing. The Little Turkle will be officially available April 16, 2019.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ Duck's Cottage
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Deborah Van Dyken @ Duck's Cottage

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

SUSAN MASON is a native of the village of Atlantic in Down East, Carteret County, NC. Susan lived and taught secondary school in Arctic Alaska for twenty-one years. She is an artist and photographer. Susan has previously illustrated Inupiaq language books, The Snowy Owl and the Red Fox and Similes for Mother.

Reading and book signing. The Little Turkle will be officially available April 16, 2019.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ Main Street Reads
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Deborah Van Dyken @ Main Street Reads

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

Reading and book signing.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ Rice Museum
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Deborah Van Dyken @ Rice Museum

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

Reading, activity, and book signing.

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Michael Croley @ Josepth-Beth at Cincy
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Croley @ Josepth-Beth at Cincy

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

Reading and book signing.

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Sybil Haydel Morial @ Friends of Cabildo
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Sybil Haydel Morial @ Friends of Cabildo

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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, Sybil 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 book signing.

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Michael Croley @ Loganberry Books
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Croley @ Loganberry Books

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

Reading and book signing

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Ben Anderson @ Oconaluftee Visitor Center (NC side)
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Ben Anderson @ Oconaluftee Visitor Center (NC side)

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 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 signing on the NC side.


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Michael Croley @ Novel.
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Michael Croley @ Novel.

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

Reading and book signing.

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Michael Croley @ Square Books
Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

Michael Croley @ Square Books

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

Reading and book signing with Michael Farris Smith, author of The Hands of Strangers.

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Philip Gerard @ McIntyre's
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Philip Gerard @ McIntyre's

PHILIP GERARD is the author of five novels, eight works of nonfiction, and numerous essays on history, music, and writing craft. He teaches in the BFA and MFA Programs of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is co-editor with his wife, Jill Gerard, of Chautauqua, the literary journal of the Chautauqua Institution. He and Jill live in Wilmington, NC, on Whiskey Creek near the Intracoastal Waterway.

Reading and book signing.

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Michael Croley @ CoffeeTree Books
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Croley @ CoffeeTree Books

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

Reading and book signing with Silas House, author of Southernmost.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Jun
8
10:20 AM10:20

Deborah Van Dyken @ North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

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DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

SUSAN MASON is a native of the village of Atlantic in Down East, Carteret County, NC. Susan lived and taught secondary school in Arctic Alaska for twenty-one years. She is an artist and photographer. Susan has previously illustrated Inupiaq language books, The Snowy Owl and the Red Fox and Similes for Mother.

Reading, activity, and book signing. Part of North Carolina Aquarium’s World Ocean Day.

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Ben Anderson @ Sugarlands Visitor Center
Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

Ben Anderson @ Sugarlands Visitor Center

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 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 signing.

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Michael Croley @ Brews and Prose
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Croley @ Brews and Prose

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

Reading and book signing.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ Ocracoke Preservation Society
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Deborah Van Dyken @ Ocracoke Preservation Society

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

Reading and book signing.

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Deborah Van Dyken @ Cape Hatteras Elementary School
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Deborah Van Dyken @ Cape Hatteras Elementary School

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

Reading, activity, and book signing. Buxton Village Books is accepting pre-orders for the event.

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Jeremy B. Jones @ Page 158 Books
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Jeremy B. Jones @ Page 158 Books

Jeremy B. Jones is the author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded gold in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards in memoir. His essays have been named Notable in Best American Essays and published in Oxford AmericanThe Iowa Review, and Brevity, among others. Jeremy earned his MFA from the University of Iowa and is an associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, in his native North Carolina. He also serves as the series co-editor for In Place: a literary nonfiction book series from Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of WVU Press. 

He will be discussing Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy as well as signing Bearwallow.

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Michael Croley @ 2019 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
May
18
12:30 PM12:30

Michael Croley @ 2019 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

His debut short story collection, Any Other Place, is available for pre-order and will release on April 23, 2019.

Readings and panel discussions:
12:30 PM: “Short and To The Point” — Short story panel discussion with Xhenet Aliu, Jen Julian and Michael Croley. Moderated by Krystal Smith. (UC)

2:00 PM: “New Voices” — A contemporary Appalachia conversation with Carter Sickels, Mesha Maren, Michael Croley. (GHM, Auditorium)

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Michael Croley @ Flyleaf Bookstore
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Croley @ Flyleaf Bookstore

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.

His debut short story collection, Any Other Place, is available for pre-order and will release on April 23, 2019.

Reading and booksigning.

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Deborah Van Dyken and Susan Mason Luncheon @ Clawson's 1905 Restaurant
May
15
12:00 PM12:00

Deborah Van Dyken and Susan Mason Luncheon @ Clawson's 1905 Restaurant

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN lives and works in Beaufort, NC, where she practices family law and lives with her husband, Bill Blair. During the past 20 years, Deborah has spent a lot of time watching sea turtles and observing their nests at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC, which inspired her children's book, The Little Turkle.

SUSAN MASON is a native of the village of Atlantic in Down East, Carteret County, NC. Susan lived and taught secondary school in Arctic Alaska for twenty-one years. She is an artist and photographer. Susan has previously illustrated Inupiaq language books, The Snowy Owl and the Red Fox and Similes for Mother.

Reading and book signing. The Little Turkle will be officially available April 16, 2019.

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Philip Gerard @ Flyleaf Books
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Philip Gerard @ Flyleaf Books

PHILIP GERARD is the author of five novels, eight works of nonfiction, and numerous essays on history, music, and writing craft. He teaches in the BFA and MFA Programs of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is co-editor with his wife, Jill Gerard, of Chautauqua, the literary journal of the Chautauqua Institution. He and Jill live in Wilmington, NC, on Whiskey Creek near the Intracoastal Waterway.

Book launch and signing of the 25th anniversary edition of Cape Fear Rising. Philip Gerard will be in conversation with UNC Chapel Hill History professor, Kenneth R. Janken, author of The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

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