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June 22, 2017

NC Hidden Treasures

Want to discover something new about North Carolina?  Whether you are a native or fairly new to this state, NC has many hidden treasures waiting to be discovered from the mountains in the west to the beaches in the east.  Since it is summertime, what better time to get out and start traveling?

The NC Literary Map has two great books to help you out!  Prolific writer and photographer Kevin Adams describes several short, scenic adventures to various attractions in his aptly titled "Backroads of North Carolina".  What if you get hungry while out on a country drive and do not know where to eat?  Regular newspaper columnist and UNC-TV's "North Carolina Bookwatch" host D.G. Martin has written the perfect solution in "North Carolina's Roadside Eateries".  This book highlights dozens of local restaurants for just about any type of food craving.

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


June 8, 2017

Summer Writing Workshops

This summer, the North Carolina Writers' Network is hosting the 2017 Squire Summer Writing Workshops at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC!  The intensive workshops, divided by genre, run from July 13 through 16.  Joseph Bathanti, former NC Poet Laureate, will lead the poetry courses.  Sheryl Monks, an accomplished author, will lead the fiction section.  Eric G. Wilson, an English professor and prolific author, will lead the creative nonfiction workshop.  For more information, please visit this website.  Registration is limited and ends June 28 so hurry and sign up now if you are interested in attending!

June 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Andy Griffith!

On this date in 1926, Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, NC.  He was a successful actor, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer.  Griffith is best known for being the lead actor in two series, "The Andy Griffith Show", 1960-1968, and "Matlock", 1986-1995.  Though Griffith died in 2012 of a heart attack, his legacy lives on through his wonderful shows and acting.

In "I Appreciate It", author Jim Clark collaborated with Andy Griffith to write a memoir on his life and career.  In "Mayberry 101", Neal Brower gives a review and behind-the-scenes look at dozens of episodes in "The Andy Griffith Show".

Interested in learning more?  Then please check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Better yet, why not watch an episode or two of "The Andy Griffith Show" or "Matlock" on television today?  Either way, I guarantee you will not regret it!  Happy reading (and watching)!