1st Saturdays - Writers On Main - SonJa 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 Sonja 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.


Join Alleghany Writers for an informal Lunch With the Author. Bring your writerly questions!


12:30 pm at Horizon Bistro. $10. Price does not include meal. The full Bistro menu is available for ordering. Book your seat on the Event Registration page.

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Charlie lovett Workshop on endings

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

NY Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett presents a workshop on endings.


9:30am - 12:30pm, Alleghany County Public Library - $40 


What makes a perfect ending? How do you know when a book or story is over? What do you want your reader to feel when they set the book down? Charlie will address these questions and many more. 


In preparation for the workshop, attendees are asked to read his novel Bookman’s Tale. Support Charlie's favorite North Carolina bookstore and get your copy here.


Book now on the Events Registration page.

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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.


 Join Alleghany Writers for an informal Lunch With the Author. Bring your writerly questions!


12:30 pm at Horizon Bistro. $10. Price does not include meal. The full Bistro menu is available for ordering. Book your seat on the Event Registration page.

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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.


Join Alleghany Writers for an informal Lunch With the Author. Bring your writerly questions!


12:30 pm at Horizon Bistro. $10. Price does not include meal. The full Bistro menu is available for ordering. Book your seat on the Event Registration page.

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Horizon Bistro

Located in the Historic Smithey Building

38 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675