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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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 @ 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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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 @ 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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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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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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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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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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Michael Croley @ Gramercy Bookstore
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Croley @ Gramercy 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. Time TBD.

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Michael Croley @ New Dominion Bookshop
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Croley @ New Dominion Bookshop

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 book signing.

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Philip Gerard Launch @ Hannah Block Historic Community Arts Center
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Philip Gerard Launch @ Hannah Block Historic Community Arts Center

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. Co-hosted by UNCW. Light refreshments will be available.

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Michael Croley @ Carmichael's Bookstore
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Croley @ Carmichael's 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.

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

Reading and book signing.

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Michael Croley @ the Southern Kentucky Book Festival
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Michael Croley @ the Southern Kentucky Book 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.

Reading and panel discussion. Time TBD.

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Deborah Van Dyken and Susan Mason @ Core Sounds Waterfowl Museum
Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Deborah Van Dyken and Susan Mason @ Core Sounds Waterfowl 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.

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 and Susan Mason @ North Carolina Maritime Museum
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Deborah Van Dyken and Susan Mason @ North Carolina Maritime 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.

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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John Francis Trump @ Shinetopia
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

John Francis Trump @ Shinetopia

A lifelong newspaper reporter & editor in NC, Trump received an MFA in narrative nonfiction from Goucher College. His thesis, which told the stories and profiles of North Carolina’s craft distilleries, evolved into a regular Huffington Post blog focused on the subject. That blog was the impetus for Still & Barrel.

He will be selling and signing Still & Barrel at Shinetopia.

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Michael Croley @ Western Carolina Spring Literary Festival
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Michael Croley @ Western Carolina Spring Literary Festival

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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.

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

Reading and discussion.

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Jeremy B. Jones @ Malaprop's Bookstore
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Jeremy B. Jones @ Malaprop's Bookstore

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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Jeremy B. Jones @ The Knoxville Museum of Art
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Jeremy B. Jones @ The Knoxville Museum of Art

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 and Hal Crowther @ Fountain Bookstore
Mar
11
2:30 PM14:30

Michael Croley and Hal Crowther @ Fountain 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.

HAL CROWTHER is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in many magazines including Time, Newsweek, Granta, Narrative, and the Oxford American. A recipient of the H.L. Mencken Writing Award, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. His previous books of essays, Gather at the River, was a finalist for the NBCC prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, the novelist Lee Smith.

Reading, conversation, and signing.

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Hal Crowther @ The Regulator Bookshop
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Hal Crowther @ The Regulator Bookshop

HAL CROWTHER is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in many magazines including Time, Newsweek, Granta, Narrative, and the Oxford American. A recipient of the H.L. Mencken Writing Award, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. His previous books of essays, Gather at the River, was a finalist for the NBCC prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, the novelist Lee Smith.

Reading and booksigning.

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Hal Crowther @ Flyleaf Books
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hal Crowther @ Flyleaf Books

HAL CROWTHER is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in many magazines including Time, Newsweek, Granta, Narrative, and the Oxford American. A recipient of the H.L. Mencken Writing Award, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. His previous book of essays, Gather at the River, was a finalist for the NBCC prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, the novelist Lee Smith. He will be in conversation with Ben Fountain, award-winning author of Beautiful Country Burn Again and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Reading and book signing.

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Ben Anderson @ Rose Glen Literary Festival
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Ben Anderson @ Rose Glen Literary Festival

  • Sevierville Convention Center - Banquet Hall A (map)
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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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Enid Shomer @ Salvador Dali Museum
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Enid Shomer @ Salvador Dali Museum

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ENID SHOMER, anthology editor, is the author of four books of poetry and three of fiction, most recently the novel The Twelve Rooms of the Nile (Simon & Schuster, 2012). Her work has been collected in more than fifty anthologies and textbooks, including POETRY: A Harper Collins Pocket Anthology, Best American Poetry, and New Stories from the South. In 2013, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing from the Florida Humanities Council.

Reading and book signing.

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Hal Crowther @ Key West Friends of the Library Series
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Hal Crowther @ Key West Friends of the Library Series

HAL CROWTHER is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in many magazines including Time, Newsweek, Granta, Narrative, and the Oxford American. A recipient of the H.L. Mencken Writing Award, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. His previous book of essays, Gather at the River, was a finalist for the NBCC prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, the novelist Lee Smith.

Lecture and book signing. Seating begins at 5:30 PM and are first come first served.

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Hal Crowther @ Scuppernong Books
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Hal Crowther @ Scuppernong Books

HAL CROWTHER is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in many magazines including Time, Newsweek, Granta, Narrative, and the Oxford American. A recipient of the H.L. Mencken Writing Award, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. His previous books of essays, Gather at the River, was a finalist for the NBCC prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, the novelist Lee Smith. He will be reading and conversing with Michael Parker, author of All I Have in this World and The Watery Part of the World.

Reading and booksigning.

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