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Katherine Scott Crawford is an award-winning writer, newspaper columnist, and college English teacher. She’s the author of Keowee Valley, an historical adventure set in the Revolutionary-era Carolinas and in the Cherokee country.

“A glorious debut from a gifted author.”
-Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker’s Wife

Keowee Valley is a terrific first novel by Katherine Scott Crawford–a name that should be remembered.”
-Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad

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New column: “Learning how to lose well”

losing-a-game-clipart-1My column this week in The Greenville News is about losing–and learning how to do it well. With a nod to one of my favorite teams, who recently lost, and lost big.

To read, click here.

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New column: “All you need is a creek”

42589244-creek-in-forestMy column this week in The Greenville News is all about splashing around in a summer creek. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

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New column: “Why we should read books over again”

bookstackMy column this week in The Greenville News is (shocker) all about books. Old books, new books, any book you like. And about why I think you should read them all over again.

Trust me.

To read, click here.

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New column: ‘You’re never fully dressed without a smile’”

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My column this week in The Greenville News is all about the power of a smile. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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I’m teaching a new class, open to all!

great-smokies-writers-uncashevilleI’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be teaching this Fall in the Great Smokies Writing Program through the University of North Carolina-Asheville.

My class, “Telling the Truth Slanted: Writing History in Fiction,” will meet on Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks, starting September 13th, at Novels & Novelties Bookstore in downtown Hendersonville, N.C.

Here’s a more detailed description of the course:

Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” So how do historical novelists merge fact and imagination to create historical fiction? This course will explore the ways in which we can make history come alive in our fiction, all while staying “true” to both history and the story. It will consider the origins of historical fiction, the work of masterful historical novelists, and the genre’s place in the literary canon. In workshop, we’ll emphasize place, character development and research, as we work to create vivid historical fiction.  Classes will include discussions of the readings and in-class exercises designed to spark novel ideas and lead to a working draft. The instructor will email links to the readings (mostly novel excerpts). Going forth, we’ll consider the words of historian David McCullough, who said, “No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read.” Course designed for writers of all levels.

It’s a course open to writers of all levels, and geared toward history lovers and those interested in writing historical fiction. To register, or for more details, click here.

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New column: “How many of us really know how to relax?”

beachLast week’s column in The Greenville News was all about my inability to relax. Even at the beach. Which is where I was, and why I forgot to post it here.

I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Life–and parenthood–is bittersweet”

81F867BB-E15A-4D35-832A-10DF813E7D7CMy column this week in The Greenville News is about the bittersweet experience of taking my older daughter to camp, among other things.

Sure hope y’all enjoy! To read, click here.

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New column: “We should all enjoy the tastes of summer”

summerfoodHi, all!

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about the scrumptious, seasonal, fresh food of summer. I hope you enjoy–and that you’re hungry.

To read, click here.

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New column: “Why we put out our flags”

flagMy column over the Fourth of July/ Independence Day week was about all the many, and different, reasons we Americans put out our flags.

I tried to post it last week, but was at a mountain lake with spotty Internet access. I sure hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day holiday. Happy Belated Birthday, America!

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New column: “Birthdays”

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My column this week in The Greenville News is all about birthdays, aging, being willing to play, and my husband.

I hope y’all enjoy! And I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday. Hooray for Independence!

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