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Literary Festival Events
To reserve a spot and make an online payment for any of the events that require a reservation and have a charge, please click here to go to the Arts Council Donations page. Then check the box entitled “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund.” You can then proceed from there.
To make a reserve a spot for those events that require a reservation but are free, please call the Arts Council at 336-846-ARTS (846-2787).
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
1:00 p.m. Festival Read – The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, by Edward Kelsey Moore. Discussion. Ashe County Public Library.
7:30 p.m. Elliot Engel. The Wizardry of Oz: The Story-Telling Genius of L. Frank Baum. Literary performance. Ashe Arts Center. Admission.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
8:30-10:30 a.m. Ken Waldman. Workshop. Four Writing Prompts: The Beginning Of Four New Stories Or Poems. Reservation required. Ashe County Public Library.
11:00 a.m. Dr. Dan Pierce. Friends of the Ashe County Library feature presentation. Ashe County Public Library.
1:30–3:30 p.m. Georgann Eubanks. Workshop. Writing Scenes. Reservation required. Ashe County Public Library.
4:00 p.m. Kathryn Stripling Byer. Reading, discussion and Q & A. Ashe County Public Library.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
9:00 a.m. Ken Burrows. Workshop. The Pleasure Craft: Writing for Those Who Don’t, But Want To. Reservation required. Ashe County Public Library.
10:30 a.m. Wendy Welch. Reading, discussion and Q & A. Ashe County Public Library.
12:30 p.m. Literary Trails Luncheon. Lunch with Georgann Eubanks. Boxed lunches, nominal charge, reservation required. Ashe County Public Library.
2:30 p.m. Amy Greene. Reading, discussion and Q & A. Ashe County Public Library.
7:30 p.m. Edward Kelsey Moore. Reading, discussion and Q & A. Ashe Arts Center.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
10:00 a.m. Ann Pancake. Reading, discussion and Q & A. Ashe County Public Library.
12:00 p.m. Lunch with an Author. Informal discussions over lunch with our authors. Chat, ask questions, and share a meal. Sign-up for an author of your choice; Reservation required. Local restaurants/venues. Dutch treat.
2:00 p.m. Angela Davis Gardner. Reading, discussion and Q & A. Ashe County Public Library.
3:30–5:30 p.m. Book Fair. Featuring local and regional writers; books available for purchase. Ashe Arts Center.
7:30 p.m. Telling Stories Live. . . . an evening of songs and storytelling. Ashe Arts Center.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Ashe County Farmers’ Market. Downtown West Jefferson on the “Backstreet.” Admission is free. Produce, craft items, and more are available for sale.
8:30 a.m. Page Turner’s Breakfast. For OTSP Festival supporters; reservation required.
10:00 a.m. Reflections on the New River. Anthology author readings, discussion, and Q&A.
12:00 p.m. On the Same Plate Luncheon and panel discussion with Festival authors. Page Crafters writing competition winners announced. Nominal charge, reservation required. West Jefferson United Methodist Church Community Room.