1st Saturdays - Writers On Main - Judy Goldman

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 - Sonia Yoerg

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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Charlie lovett Workshop on endings

July 20, 2019, Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood St., Sparta, NC

What makes a perfect ending? How do you know when a book or story is over?


Join Charlie to learn how to craft the ending to your story!


Find out more and register here.

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1st Saturdays - Writers On Main - Abigail Dewitt

August 3, 2019, 3pm

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


A haunting and intimate examination of love, loss, and the cost of survival, witnessed through two generations of a French family touched by events surrounding the D-Day bombings. Greensboro News & Record calls it, “a book to be savored.”


Meet Abigail, hear about News of Our Loved Ones and her personal observations of post-war Europe.


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


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

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1st Saturdays - Writers On Main - Victoria Gilbert

September 7, 2019, 3pm

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


Victoria Gilbert turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. Her Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series features librarian Amy Webber and her eclectic group of family and friends who encounter danger, adventure, and love as they solve mysteries in the historic town of Taylorsford, Virginia.


Victoria will read from her latest, Past Due for Murder, and will be happy to talk about other books in the series. Mystery lovers, this one is for you!


Admission is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and Abigail 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