Special Events

The Festival Read Kick-Off

The kick-off will take place on Tuesday, August 8, at 2 p.m. at Ashe County Public Library. Patricia Beaver, Ph.D., will lead a discussion on what role the North Carolina mountains may have played in the underground railroad. Pat is professor emerita of anthropology at Appalachian State University, where she was founder of the Center for Appalachian Studies. Read-Share-Return copies of the book are available at Ashe County Arts Council.



The Festival Read Wrap Up Discussion

The wrap-up will take place on Tuesday, September 12, at 3 p.m. at Ashe County Public Library. Dr. Antonio Bly will lead a discussion that connects Whitehead’s story of Cora, the underground railroad, and the bid for freedom she sought. The tale is ripe for discussion and relevant today as we look at the horrors of bondage and take a look back at our history. Dr. Bly is Associate Professor of African American and Africana studies at Appalachian State University.

On The Same Page on UNC-TV’s Clip

Posted by Kimmers - December 5, 2011 - Video


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Writer’s Competition Winners Posted

Posted by Kimmers - December 5, 2011 - Writer's Competition

Visit the Writer’s Competition page to view a list of the winners. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our winners!

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2011 Festival Wrap Up

Posted by Kimmers - December 5, 2011 - Uncategorized

We had a wonderful time at our 2011 festival. Those lucky enough to attend could choose from writing workshops, one-on-one with authors, author readings and luncheons, panel discussions and much more. Make plans to attend our 2012 festival, September 13-15.

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