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September 29, 2016

Thomas Wolfe's Birthday Celebration!

Join with Asheville, North Carolina, as they celebrate the 116th birthday of Thomas Wolfe!  On October 3, 1900, Wolfe, a well-renowned, highly-acclaimed author, was born here.  To honor his legacy, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site and the City of Asheville are teaming up to host a month-long series of events centered around this great novelist and his life.

The first event starts this Saturday, October 1st.  Interested?  Then please go visit this website!  Would you like to read some of the many books that Wolfe wrote?  Or how about one of the many biographies?  Then please check out your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading!  Happy Birthday Thomas Wolfe!

September 22, 2016

NC Lit Map at the Bookmarks Festival!

Greetings!  On September 10th, the North Carolina Literary Map had a wonderful time handing out tote bags and 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!  How cool is that?

September 8, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday NC State Parks!

By 1915, logging had decimated much of the forest on Mount Mitchell, NC, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.  Locke Craig, the then governor of North Carolina, introduced a bill in the state legislature to protect this area.  On March 3, 1915, Mount Mitchell became North Carolina's first state park.  Shortly afterwards, the North Carolina State Parks System was born.

Throughout 2016, the NC State Parks System is celebrating its centennial anniversary.  Mount Mitchell has been named the "North Carolina State Park of the Century".  A few books have been written about this magnificent mountain.  One of these is aptly entitled "Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains" by history professor Timothy Silver.  The author's work won the prestigious "Ragan Old North State Award" for nonfiction.  Interested in learning more?  Then check out this book at your local library or bookstore!

Perhaps one might even consider a trip to Mount Mitchell or one of the many other parks in the NC State Park System.  Wherever you end up going, please make sure to thank the NC State Parks workers for maintaining all of these sites across our state.  Happy 100th Birthday to the North Carolina State Parks!  Thank you so much for all of the work that you do!

Locke Craig, governor of North Carolina from 1913-1917,
Professor Timothy Silver's award winning book,

September 1, 2016

Ashe County Literary Festival 2016

The On the Same Page Literary Festival is coming up soon!  Georgann Eubanks and Diane Chamberlain are two of the many famous writers scheduled to appear.  This four-day "celebration of reading and writing" runs from Tuesday to Saturday, September 13-17, 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!