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Program: Sharyn McCrumb

Program: Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, NY Times best-selling author, presents at the meeting of High Country Writers, Thursday, August 8th at 10 a.m. at the Watauga County Library. She will speak on the topic of “Incorporating Myth into Your Fiction.” The public is invited.  

 Best known for her Ballad novels, Sharyn McCrumb has been named a “Virginia Woman of History” for Achievement in Literature; she was a guest author at the National Festival of the Book in Washington, D.C.; she has lectured on her work at universities and museums throughout the US, as well as at Oxford University, the University of Bonn-Germany, and at the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. McCrumb taught a writers workshop in Paris, and has served as writer in residence at King College in Tennessee and at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York. Most recently, in the Orpheus Music Project, composers Craig Carnahan and Craig Fields have created an oratorio based on McCrumb’s novel The Ballad of Frankie Silver. She wrote the spoken narration for the piece, in the voice of Burgess Gaither. The work will premiere in June 2020 in Minneapolis and in at least one city in North Carolina or Virginia. High Country Writers are delighted to welcome her back among us. 

Event is free to the public.
Meet and Greet: 9:30 am
Event starts at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event is free to the public. Annual Membership $15; new membership purchased after June is only $7.50

Venue: Watauga County Public Library • 140 Queen St., Boone, NC 28607

Earlier Event: July 25
Critique: Ree Strawser
Later Event: August 22
Critique: Carey Rowland