I’m happy to share that I’ll be taking part in the Birchwood Book & Author Fair, Saturday, September 20, in Pickens, S.C. I took part in last year’s fair, and had a wonderful time. So many great writers and readers make the Upcountry their home!
The Fair is sponsored by the Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife, a nonprofit whose mission ”is to preserve and promote the arts, folklife, history and conservation of the Blue Ridge region by providing classes, workshops and retreats. Birchwood instructs in matters of practical and artistic value, so that others my become proficient in these areas and perpetuate them for future generations.” They are a fabulous organization, and also know how to have a good time.
I hope you’ll come out! Authors will be signing, selling, and reading from their books.
For more details, click here.
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In other news, I’ve been invited to be part of the 2015 Blue Ridge Bookfest, which will take place April 24-25th in Flat Rock, N.C. This booky weekend has a great reputation for hosting some of the region’s (and the country’s) best authors, and the keynote speaker is always a treat. Last year, the featured authors were Ken Grossman (founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and author of Beyond the Pale) and Cassandra King (author of The Same Sweet Girls, Moonrise, The Sunday Wife, and more. She’s also married to Pat Conroy.)
What a perfect chance to visit a gorgeous place, eat some good food, and hear from some great storytellers! Hope to see y’all there.