Thursday, November 14, 2013

NetWest Open House

A good time was had by all at the NetWest Open House on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC.

Those in attendance enjoyed greeting each other during social hour while Paul M. Schofield provided background guitar music by the fireplace.

After social hour, the group moved downstairs for the program. Our featured readers, Brent Martin, Catherine Carter and Pamela Duncan, did not disappoint, moving us both to tears and to laughter.



We were also entertained by Angela Faye Martin, who writes both the music and the lyrics for her songs, then sings and plays her guitar in accompaniment.   

During the Open Mic, we heard from Bill Ramsey, who read an excerpt from his book, 
Now That I Think About It (Reflections of “Billy the Elder), Buffy Queen, who edited and read from Mary Judith Messer's book, Moonshiner's Daughter, Karen Paul Holmes, who read her poem, "In My Car, Scenic Byway, Blue Ridge Mountains", Nadine Justice, who read a poem from her book, I'm a Coal Miner's Daughter...But I Cain't Sang, Paul M. Schofield, who read an excerpt from his book, TROPHY, Staci Lynn Bell, who read her short story, "White Wolf",  Tom Davis, who read "The Truth about Santa and Sex", and Jessie Swink, a student from nearby Western Carolina University, who read selected poems from her works.

Thank you to Christopher Wilcox, store manager, who stayed all day and helped in many ways, and to Bernadette Peters for the delicious food.

And a special thanks to our Jackson county Representatives, Kathryn Stripling  Byer, who organized the Open House and the drawing for the many fun giveaways, and Newton Smith, who was the enthusiastic and charming emcee for the program. 






1 comment:

Glenda Beall said...

Great post. I certainly enjoyed the afternoon and I was glad to see folks who are interested in NCWN and Netwest. Thanks to all who put this together.