Community Read

 The 2014 Community Read was sponsored by the Ashe County Public Library and took place in June.  This year’s book was Wool by Hugh Howey.  Thanks to the Ashe County Library for sponsoring this wonderful event.

A bit of history of the Community Read – a committee, advised by local and regional experts, decided to start by holding a county-wide Community Read of Lee Smith’s novel, On Agate Hill, in the fall of 2008. The principal sponsors of ON THE SAME PAGE are the Ashe County Arts Council and the Ashe County Public Library, with help from members of the community.

Now in its 6th year, the Community Read inspires community members to experience the bond of literature by reading and discussing the same title. All Community Read programs are free and open to the public.


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!