September 1, 2010
UNC Asheville begins a new series, Regional Author Talks, with a special evening appearance by Susan Reinhardt, author and Asheville Citizen-Times columnist. Regional Author Talks will feature well-known Western North Carolina writers on many Tuesdays this fall. All are free and open to the public.
Reinhardt will be the guest speaker at the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Glass House adjacent to UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. Reinhardt’s Asheville Citizen-Times columns are syndicated through Gannett newspapers, and have won three Best of Gannett awards. The author of three books, Reinhardt’s latest is “Dishing With the Kitchen Virgin,” a collection of humorous anecdotes spun from everyday life in the South.
Subsequent Regional Author Talks will take place 12:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, upper level:
--September 28: Michael Cogdill, broadcast journalist and author of the newly-released novel “She-Rain.” Cogdill, a 1984 graduate of UNC Asheville in Mass Communication, has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for television storytelling and 25 Southeast Region Emmy Awards.
--October 5: Nan Chase, journalist, author and gardener. Chase is author of “Asheville: A History,” and “Eat Your Yard!” and is president of the new Asheville E-Z Gardeners club. She has won a N.C. Press Association award for investigative journalism and has written for publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Southern Living, WNC magazine, and Air & Space magazine.
--October 26: Terrell Garren, historian and author. An expert on Civil War events in Western North Carolina, Garren writes both historical fiction and non-fiction. His most recent book is “The Fifth Skull: A Historical Novel of the Civil War and the American West.” A Western North Carolina native who lives in Haywood County, Garren is Vietnam veteran, former Congressional aide and former middle school principal.
--November 16: Paul Howey, editor and author. Howey began his career as a crime reporter and photographer, and is now the editor of The Laurel of Asheville magazine. In between, he worked in the oil and gas industry, advertising and politics. Howey’s most recent book, “Freckles: The Mystery of the Little White Dog in the Desert,” was a winner of the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award.
For more information on the Regional Author Talks, call 828/251-6111 or go to http://toto.lib.unca.edu/programs/brownbag.html.