WAYNE CALDWELL AT THOMAS WOLFE MEMORIAL MARCH 6
The Western North Carolina Historical Association and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial present Wayne Caldwell and Silas Wright at the Memorial, March 6, 2-4 pm. Caldwell, whose novel, Requiem of Fire, was the winner of the 2010 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award appears in tandem with Stephen Woody, whose grandfather served as a model for Silas Wright, a main character in the book.
Requiem and Caldwell's previous novel, Cataloochee, fictionalize the lives and struggles of the residents of Cataloochee, who were ultimately displaced by National Park acquisitions.
Caldwell will read from his novels and talk about the craft of historical fiction. Woody, the Master of Ceremonies for the annual Big Cataloochee reunion, will tell tales of his real-life grandfather and reflect on the interplay between fiction and history.
Caldwell has been a student of Thomas Wolfe since Laura Douglass Harrell, his English teacher at Enka High School, introduced him to Look Homeward, Angel. He published a short article about Wolfe in the Thomas Wolfe Review, 2008, and is a member of the Thomas Wolfe Society.
For further information, contact Chris Morton at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 North Market Street, Asheville. Phone (828) 253-8304..