On the Same Page Literary Festival is coming just around the corner in September. While most events are free of charge, there are a few that require a reservation and some a small cost to cover food service. So, get out your calendars and call or email the Ashe Arts Center for your reservations for the following events before they fill up!

You’ll want to pay special attention to these events:

Thursday, September 13 – at 12:00 Noon. Join us for the Literary Trails Luncheon. Georgann Eubanks will debut her newest book (it’s just come out and is available at the Ashe County Arts Center). Boxed lunches are provided for a nominal charge. Reservations are required. Ashe County Public Library. Call the Arts Center for your reservation: 336-846-2787.

Saturday, September 15 – at 12:00 Noon. Join us for the On the Same Plate Luncheon and Panel Discussion. Georgann Eubanks leads the discussion “Writing from Your Own Experience” with Festival authors Darnell Arnoult, Jim Minick, Tommy Tomlinson, and Frank X Walker. Tickets for the luncheon are $15.00 and reservations are required. Hensley Hall at West Jefferson United Methodist Church. Call the Arts Center for your reservation: 336-846-2787.

And be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday evening, September 13, when we welcome the Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith. The First Lady of North Carolina, Kristin Cooper, will welcome and introduce Smith. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Civic Center and is open to the public and is free of charge. Let’s give the Poet Laureate a great Ashe County welcome!