Festival Read events for 2015 begin on Thursday, August 13, with a kick-off at Boondock’s Deck in West Jefferson, North Carolina. This year’s Festival Read is The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat, a delightful book about enduring friendship by Edward Kelsey Moore. The opening event is at 4:00 p.m. and will feature longtime Ashe County NC residents Sharon Kasel and Stephen Shoemaker, who will talk about theirEarl’s All You Can Eat places growing up. “It’s all designed to whet your appetite for reading the book,” says Jane Lonon, Ashe Arts Council Executive Director, “everyone who has read it so far has had wonderful things to say and we are excited about sharing it with our book-loving Festival community.” Boondock’s is located at 108 S. Jefferson Avenue in downtown West Jefferson www.boondocks-brewing.com.
Other Festival Read events include Street Readers, performing selections from The Supremes at downtown West Jefferson’s August Gallery Crawl on Friday evening, August 14. On Tuesday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m., the On the Same Page Literary Festival will host a discussion of the book at the Ashe County Public Library. And, the book’s author, Edward Kelsey Moore, is a featured writer for On the Same Page this year and will join the Festival on Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Arts Center (free and open to the public). He will also participate in Lunch with an Author (reservation required/Dutch treat) on Friday at 12:00 noon, and at the On the Same Plate Luncheon at 12:00 noon on Saturday (reservation/nominal charge). This year’s selection is The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, by Edward Kelsey Moore. Check the Author and Book Selection links for more details about this wonderful book.
Attention Book Clubs
The Festival is prepared to make special arrangements for book clubs this year. For example, we can arrange to have your group together for the Lunch with An Author. If you would like to come as a group, let us know early and we will do everything possible to make your trip to the festival rewarding and fun. We would suggest that you choose the Community Read selection prior to the festival. We look forward to seeing you!