Greensboro author, Ross Howell Jr. will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, February 13th at 3 p.m. to present his debut novel. In Forsaken, young Charlie tells the story of the trial of Virginia Christian and its aftermath. Woven into his narrative are actual court records, letters, newspaper stories, and personal accounts, reflecting the true arc of history in characters large and small, in events local and global.
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The February gathering will feature poet and professor, Catherine Carter. She is the author of Growing Gills, Swamp Monster and the chapbook Marks of the Witch. Catherine directs the English Education program at Western Carolina University. She also teaches education, writing, and literature courses, and publishes and researches in poetry, American literature, and English Education.
The Coffee with the Poet series is cosponsored by the NetWest program of the North Carolina Writer’s Network and gathers on the third Thursday of each month. For more information on Coffee with the Poet or to reserve copies of Catherine’s books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, February 19th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state. They provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write. For more information please visit their website.
Ann Miller Woodford will present her book, When All God’s Children Get Together on Saturday, February 20th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Her book celebrates the lives and music of African American people in far western North Carolina. Ann Miller Woodford grew up in Andrews, NC during segregation. She is the founder One Dozen Who Care Inc., a nonprofit that works to create leadership capacity and build community unity in far western North Carolina. ODWC partnered with Ann to produce When All God’s Children Get Together and other initiatives inspired by the history and heritage of regional African Americans. To reserve copies please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.