Authors Day

Location: R.A. Fountain

A literary celebration held in conjunction with Fountain’s Christmas parade & a Brunswick stew benefit (stew cooked up by local master Henry Bailey). and John Shelton Reed headlined the lineup of North Carolina authors who came to town to sign copies of their latest books. Also appearing were Marianne Gingher, author of Adventures in Penland, recently published by the University of Missouri Press; Shelby Stephenson, author of the 2008 Bellday Prize book of poetry Family Matters: July, the Slave Girl; Margaret Bauer, editor of Watering the Sahara: Recollections of Paul Green from 1894 to 1937, recently published by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History; the novelist Lawrence Naumoff of Hillsborough; poet Jim Clark of Wilson and Barton College; poet John Hoppenthaler and novelist Liza Wieland, both entering their second year on the creative writing faculty at ECU; and short story writer Luke Whisnant, who also is editor of Tar River Poetry.


Tags: autographing, literary