Special Events

Events begin with the Festival Read Kick-Off on Thursday, August 4, at 2 pm at Ashe County Public Library. Books will be available to borrow or purchase and refreshments will be provided. Then on Thursdays at 2 pm, we’ll present Festival Read Conversations about themes from the book hosted by area experts on our topics.

August 25

Conversation on Adoption Issues
with Dana Colvard
at Bohemia Coffee House in West Jefferson

September 1

Conversation on Family Dynamics/Secrets
with Colinda Hendricks
at Rosebud Bakery in West Jefferson

September 8

Conversation on End of Life Issues
with Rev. Ken Morris
at West Jefferson Coffee House in West Jefferson

The Festival Wrap Up Discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 14, at the Ashe County Public Library at 4 pm and will be led by Susan Caddell. And you won’t want to miss the author herself, Diane Chamberlain, on Thursday, September 15, at 2 pm, also at the library.