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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

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Haywood County Bookmania

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Haywood County Bookmania

Time: August 1, 2009 all day
Location: The First Presbytarian Church
Street: 305 N. Main Street
City/Town: Waynesville
Website or Map: http://www.osondubooksellers.…
Phone: 828-456-8062
Event Type: book, fair
Organized By: Margaret Osondu
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2009

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Osondu Booksellers proudly presents Haywood County Bookmania. This is our 4th festival of authors books and readers.
We have 49 distinguished authors attending.
Fiction, Mystery, Children's, Regional History, Non-fiction,Nature, Hiking and Poetry will all be represented by these fine writers.
There will be a Writing Workshop called The Writer's Tool Kit presented by Vicki Lane. Call to register for this free workshop.
There will be a presentation in the afternoon with Dr. Lin Stepp called For the Love of The Smokies.
The schedule for speakers will be available on Osondu Booksellers web-site.

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Comment by Kathryn Magendie on July 22, 2009 at 12:19pm
Looking forward to being an author there - how exciting!
Comment by Amy T Wilder Osondu on July 20, 2009 at 10:45pm
Sorry I can't attend from here but it sounds amazing and and I hope that all have a great time. August 1st is a great festival day.
Comment by Judith Toy on July 20, 2009 at 7:16am
Am so sorry not to be able to be there. What a delightful event this will be. The right people will be there! Sending light and blessings! Judith
Comment by Sally Mackert on July 19, 2009 at 10:07am
Margaret - Great publicity AND author line-up! Congrats to you and Allison!! Just give me my marching orders, and I'll be there "with bells on." - :)
Comment by Mary Jane Holt on July 19, 2009 at 12:39am
I am very much looking forward to June 1 - thanks for the invitation!

mj
Comment by Jack R.Pyle on July 18, 2009 at 7:29pm
Please check with Margaret. It is my understanding that Taylor Reese and I are both invited because of the two "moon" books that are co-written. We are looking forward to coming to this event again .

I am not the brightest with computers. Ihope I've done this right.

jack
Comment by Gary Carden on July 18, 2009 at 7:06pm
No storytellers or playwrights on the agenda, I see.
Comment by Angela Dove on July 18, 2009 at 5:29pm
I think we're all going to have a wonderful time. Thanks for all the effort you and Allison have put into this!
Comment by Danny Bernstein on July 18, 2009 at 4:57pm
Hi Margaret:
I am looking forward to participating in Bookmania. I'm glad that Osondu Booksellers appreciates the outdoors. See you soon.
Danny Bernstein
www.hikertohiker.com
Comment by Paula Tohline Calhoun on July 18, 2009 at 1:11pm
Looking forward to Bookmania. Thanks to Margaret Osondu for all her hard work!

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