And we’ll stop there. Because the rest of the song gets a little depressing.
I’m excited to announce two new events in which I’ve been asked to participate in August and September:
* The Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife Book and Author Fair at the Table Rock Lodge in Sunset, SC - Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 2 – 5 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public! Authors will be reading from their books on a porch
If you’ve not had a chance to make it up to this particular part of the South Carolina Upcountry, it’s breathtakingly beautiful. And I’m especially excited to participate, since much of Keowee Valley is set in this section of the Blue Ridge and within the ancient boundaries of the Cherokee country. I’d love to see you there!
* The 2013 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival in Burnsville, NC – Thursday, Sept. 12 – Saturday, Sept. 14.
The schedule is still being assembled, but there’s detailed information about past events on the organization’s web site. Right now, I know I’ll be presenting two 45-minute sessions during the festival, and certainly enjoying all the other wonderful authors and events. This year’s keynote speaker is Elizabeth Kostova, Asheville, NC resident and author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves.
The festival has a stellar reputation and is held in the “heart of the Blue Ridge,” right at the gateway to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Appalachians. I’ve never been to Burnsville before, and I’m thrilled to have been asked to take part in this year’s festival. I think an early Fall getaway to the cool blue mountains to talk and learn about books, writing, and more sounds like heaven. I hope you’ll join me.