The 8th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest brings authors to Flat Rock
There are a few oases where writers congregate to share wares and wisdom, and Apr. 22-23, the place is Blue Ridge Community College, featuring 19 readings and workshops, and many more opportunities for conversations with authors at exhibition tables. See full schedule at http://www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest/blue-ridge-bookfest-2016.... Here are some highlights:
Novelist Sara Gruen is the featured speaker in a ticketed talk and reception, 5:30 p.m., Friday, TEDC Main Conference Hall, Room 186. Gruen is the author of Water for Elephants; Ape House; and most recently, At the Water’s Edge.
Julia Franks presents her debut novel, Over the Plain Houses, about a Federal agricultural agent, one of her clients, a folk-wise mountain woman, and the woman’s violent fundamentalist husband—2 p.m., Saturday, TEDC Room 213. The publisher is Hub City Press, a high quality outfit located in Spartanburg.
“The Life and Work of Carl Sandburg,” presented by Ginger H. Cox, Education Coordinator of Carl Sandburg Home; and “The Life and Work of Thomas Wolfe,” presented by Tom Muir, Manager of Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m., Saturday, TEDC Main Conference Hall, Room 186.
“Making Money with Ghost Writing” with Beth Brand, certified ghostwriter; and “Copy Writing” with Bob Martel, “Renaissance Engineer Who Writes Compelling B2B Copy for Marketers of Engineered Products and Technical Services,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, TEDC Room 213.