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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Big author events this week: Akhtar; Shacochis; Kostova; Rash (as per Barbara Bates Smith)

Four major author events

Ayad Akhtar is coming to Appalachian State on Tuesday, Sept. 10.  His novel, American Dervish, is this year’s Summer Read in Boone; and he’s the lead-off author in the university’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.  See about event.  See about series.  This year, Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize for his play, Disgrace (see NPR interview).

 

Bob Shacochis, who won the National Book Award for debut work of fiction in 1985, for Easy in the Islands, has published The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, an immediate literary sensation.  He’s at Malaprop’s, Saturday, Sept. 14.  See about event.  The new novel took him ten years to write.  It explores U.S. involvement in wars and interventions all over the globe; as well as the psychology of some powerfully haunted people.   Read the review.

 

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves, grew up and lives in Asheville, and is again generous with her time, coming forward as the keynote speaker for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Sept. 12-14.  See about event.

 

Barbara Bates Smith is one of the wonders of this region, crafting and performing one-woman dramatizations of the works of several of our favorite authors of this region.  Teaming up again with musician Jeff Sebens, she performs stories by Ron Rash at Canton Public Library, Tuesday evening, Sept. 10.  See about event.

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