Writing Across the Curriculum Fundraiser

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:30pm (Snow Date Feb. 17)

Enjoy a Sunday lunch with friends and family while you support the development of Writing Across the Curriculum in Alleghany County.  Horizon Bistro – 38 S. Main Street – Sparta, NC. Adult/Student Tickets: $25


*Student ticket holders 18 and under will receive an autographed copy of The Nine Pound Hammer (A 2018-2019 North Carolina Battle of the Books Selection)


Purchase tickets online below or by check:

  

Make payable to: Alleghany Writers 

Mail to: P.O. Box 75 – Ennice, NC 28623


Chef Garrison will provide a country-style Sunday lunch, followed by words from special guest, John Claude Bemis, author, educator, and writer-in-residence at Glade Creek School for a 10-visit creative writing program funded through a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.


Bemis looks forward to his work with the students of Glade Creek School and is eager to meet the community that is so actively working to implement Writing Across the Curriculum in the county schools. He promises an engaging talk that will definitely include music! 

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WAC Fundraiser Adult/Student Tickets $25

I can't come, but I want to support WAC

1st Saturdays - Writers On Main

April 6, 2019, 3pm

Horizon Bistro, 38 S Main St. Sparta, NC (see map below)


“Escaping the Horochów ghetto was just the beginning for twelve-year- old Musia Perlmutter. Alone, starving, freezing at times, running and hiding for her life, Musia sought refuge in the forest for two years while Holocaust  death camps loomed nearby.”


Join Jack Grossman as he shares the story of how he met Musia and was inspired to tell her story. The book was released in November, 2018. The movie version is in production.


Admission is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and Jack will sign copies after his presentation.


Donations to Alleghany Writers are appreciated and help to fund future programming!

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Working Writers Business Workshop

April 13, 2019, Alleghany Inn and Conference Center, Sparta, NC

Learn From the Experts


SE ‘Susan’ Smith will lead a full day workshop focused on the marketing and business side of the publishing industry.


Fine out more and register here.

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1st Saturdays - Writers On Main

May 4, 2019, 3pm

 Horizon Bistro, 38 S Main St. Sparta, NC (see map below) 


“Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap” 


“A routine procedure left Judy Goldman's husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to  regain their "normal" life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested.”


Join Judy Goldman as she shares her story and how she captured it in this captivating memoir. Judy is the author of two memoirs, two novels, and two books of poetry. Together is her most recent book, released February, 2019.


Admission is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and Judy will sign copies after her presentation.

 
Donations to Alleghany Writers are appreciated and help to fund future programming! 

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Our Common Thread

A Collaboration Between Alleghany Writers & The Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

Our connection to textiles - Making your first quilt, learning to knit, the handmade treasures passed down through the family, tales of mill life from past generations. These are some of the stories we want to bring to life, capture and preserve.

People often speak about the local history we lose as the older generation passes. "Our Common Thread" is meant to recognize their value and safeguard those stories as part of our heritage.

 

The Story Telling - Beginning in early spring Alleghany Writers will have group gatherings to talk about our personal connections to the role of textiles in our family history.

 

The Story Writing - In addition, Alleghany Writers will offer a memoir workshop to help writers develop the stories into finished pieces of work. 

 

The Story Sharing - Plan to join us for a performance of these family stories and memories that illustrate the importance of textiles to our culture, our personal history, and our connection to each other. June 7,8 2019 at the Fiber Fest. The plan is to publish the stories in a book after the Fiber Fest.

June 7, 8 2019 - Sparta Fairgrounds, Sparta, NC

June 7, 8 2019 - Sparta Fairgrounds, Sparta, NC

1st Saturdays - Writers On Main

July 6, 2019, 3pm

 Horizon Bistro, 38 S Main St. Sparta, NC (see map below) 


A girl emerges from the woods, starved, ill, and alone...and collapses. Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and  encounters the girl. As Suzanne rushes to the hospital, she never imagines how the encounter will change her — a change she both fears and  desperately needs.


Join Sonia Yoerg as she discusses her "knock out" new novel, True Places.


Sonja grew up in Stowe, Vermont, but now lives in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. 

She earned a Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and wrote 

the non-fiction book, Clever as a Fox, about animal intelligence. She has published four novels. 


Admission is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and Sonja will sign copies after her presentation.

 
Donations to Alleghany Writers are appreciated and help to fund future programming! 

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Horizon Bistro

Located in the Historic Smithey Building

38 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675