Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blue Ridge Bookfest Set For April 25 and 26

Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr, Flat Rock, NC, 28731, will be the scene of the annual Bookfest, April 25 & 26, 2014. The Bookfest offers free admission to speakers and exhibits. 

Every year the Bookfest features themed workshops on Friday afternoon. The focus is on those topics of interest to writers and those considering becoming writers. (Interested readers often show up too.)

This year's theme is "Tell Us Your Story". 

Friday April 25, 2014
Workshops for Writers and Would Be Writers
Workshop and Author
Workshop and Author

1:30 - 3:00 pm
How to Tell Your Story with Poetry
- Given by Nancy Dillingham and Karen Paul Holmes

 3:30 - 5:00 pm
How to Tell Your Story and Actually Get it Published By Yourself.
'The art and craft of self publishing'
Given by Joe Perrone, Jr.
Making Your Story Come Alive.

'Your life is a story worth reading'
Given by Georganne Spruce  

 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Opening Reception - Drinks and Appetizers. 
Featuring BEYOND THE PALE the Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and author Ken Grossman

On Saturday, the doors open to the public at 8:30 AM. The bookfest runs from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and the children's events start at 10 am.

Over 30 authors will be present in the Technology Building for book signing and will be happy to meet you, autograph your books, and answer your questions.

Saturday's schedule 

Saturday April 26, 2014
Author Presentations
Children's events start at 10 am
Workshop and Author
Workshop and Author
9 - 9:45 am 
Charlie One Five
Nicholas Warr
The Viet Nam War through the eyes of a valiant Army company
In Pursuit
Sharman Burson Ramsey
Historical fiction based on the author's personal story
10 -10:45 am
Beyond the Pale
Ken Grossman
The story of Sierra Nevada from the Founder
Out Across the Nowhere
Amy Willoughby Burle
A collection of short stories of places and people of the Blue Ridge
11 - 11:45 am
Me Now - Who Next?
Angela Leigh Tucker, Bill Ramsey
An inspiring story of survival after great personal tragedy
Nancy Dillingham
The noted North Carolinapoet's selected works
12:15 - 2:00 pm
Lunch with Featured Speaker Cassandra King (ticketed event $10)Click here to purchase a box lunch and ticket to the event
The best selling author's latest book set in Highlands, North Carolina
2:15 - 3 pm
Das Haus in East Germany
Art Heise and Melanie Kuhr
The true story of two famiies: one Jewish, one Gentile, both German and the house they both thought was theirs
Ben Bones Mysteries
Michael Havelin
A mystery series that draws on the author's interest in genealogy and anthropology
3:15 pm
Wrap Up and Drawing for Prizes
(Sorry, we cannot send the gifts; you must be present at the drawing.)

1 comment:

  1. ...I've always had in the back of my mind to write a book some day. This, I think, would be a lot of fun to attend.


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