Poets celebrate the Smokies, Sept. 23
Poets, authors, and musicians come together to celebrate the Great Smoky Mountains at a gala program in Sylva, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. “Every Breath Sings Mountains” features an author panel and the book launch of the poetry chapbook, “Voices from the American Land: The Great Smoky Mountains.”
Barbara Duncan, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Brent Martin read from the book, of which each audience member receives a free copy.
Guest speakers include George Frizzell (archivist, Western Carolina University); William Shelton (former Jackson County Commissioner); Jerry Wolfe (Cherokee elder); and authors Charles Frazier, Wayne Caldwell, Keith Flynn, George Ellison, and John Lane. Music will be provided by Ian Moore Song & Dance Bluegrass Ensemble.
The location is the Jackson County Public Library Community Room, 536 West Main Street, Sylva. Visit www.voicefromtheamericanland.org.