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September 21, 2017

Nantahala National Forest

What place in North Carolina is home to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Panthertown Valley, and some of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River?  The answer lies in the Nantahala National Forest, one of four national forests within the state.  This forest is also the largest of the four national forests.  It comprises much of the southwestern corner of North Carolina.

Author and naturalist Marci Spencer wrote about the history and creation of this forest in the aptly titled "Nantahala National Forest."  Want to explore this area on foot?  Prolific nature writer and outdoor enthusiast Johnny Molloy highlights dozens of trails and locations in "Hiking North Carolina's National Forests," which focuses on a wide variety of trails in all four of NC's National Forests.

Interested in learning more?  Then please check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading (and sightseeing)!

  



September 14, 2017

NC Lit Map at the Bookmarks Festival!

Greetings!  On September 9th, the North Carolina Literary Map had a wonderful time telling folks all about us at the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.  We got to see plenty of awesome faces and meet lots of authors!  Nice!

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August 24, 2017

Ashe County Literary Festival 2017

The On the Same Page Literary Festival is coming up soon!  David Grier "D.G." Martin and Joseph Bathanti are two of the many well-known writers scheduled to appear.  This four-day "celebration of reading and writing" runs from Tuesday through Saturday, September 12-16, in West Jefferson, North Carolina.  Book and poetry readings, writers' workshops, and luncheons with bestselling authors are just a few of the many events being offered.  For further information, please visit their website.  Hope to see you there!



August 17, 2017

Bookmarks Festival 2017

Mitch Capel.  Diana Gabaldon.  John Feinstein.  Lisa Wingate.  What do all of these famous authors and storytellers have in common?  They are all scheduled to appear at the upcoming Bookmarks Festival!  This four-day event runs from Thursday to Sunday, September 7-10, in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Book and poetry readings, writers' workshops, and book signings with award-winning authors are just a few of the many events being offered.  For more information, please visit their website.  Hope to see you there!



August 10, 2017

Carolina Mountains' Literary Festival 2017

The Carolina Mountains' Literary Festival is coming up soon!  James Reston, Jr., prolific author, magazine contributor, and playwright, will be the keynote speaker.  This three-day event runs from Thursday to Saturday, September 7-9, at the Burnsville Town Center in Burnsville, North Carolina.  Book and poetry readings, writers' workshops, and banquets with best-selling authors are just a few of the many events being offered.  For more information, please visit their website.  Tickets to this exciting event are available now!



July 27, 2017

NC's Shifting Islands

The North Carolina Outer Banks has a new island!  The newly formed "Shelly Island" is located only a few hundred feet away from Hatteras Island.   NASA satellites have even captured images of the growing island from space!  However, the island is not easily accessible in low tide.  In fact, so many rescues have been made for people trying to access this new island on foot that warnings have been issued.   If you want to visit this island, please use a boat.

Hurricanes and fierce storms cause changes frequently.  The islands are always shifting and moving.  If curious as to reasons why, then please consider "The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands" by Orrin H. Pilkey, an author, scientist, and professor at Duke University.  NC Highway 12, which connects the islands that constitute the Outer Banks, has also been affected by this changing region.  The history behind this scenic highway can be found in the aptly titled "NC 12: Gateway to the Outer Banks", by Dawson Carr, a retired educator.

Interested in learning more?  Then please check out these titles and more to learn all about NC's Outer Banks.  Happy reading (and sightseeing)!