Wednesday, January 22, 2014

High Country Festival of the Book February Event

Race to Civility: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Author Presentation, Lunch and Panel Discussion
Featuring Authors Deborah Johnson and Ed Williams 

Moderated by Dr. Michael G. Wade, ASU

Saturday, February 8th, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Room 421, Belk Library, ASU Campus (free garage parking)

Ticket Price $10, advance purchase only, includes lunch

Purchase tickets at Watauga County Public Library

Lunch catered by F.A.R.M. Café

Call 828-264-8784 for Information.

10:00 AM—Noon Author presentations
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion

*Books will be available for purchase and signing*

Sponsored by Friends of the Watauga Public Library, Junaluska Heritage Association, and Richard T. Barker Friends of the
University Library.

Writer Deborah Johnson currently lives is Columbus, Mississippi. Her new book, The Secret of Magic is a multilayered novel about race relations and justice in post-WWII Mississippi. She is the re-cipient of the Mississippi Library Association Award for Fiction for her book The Air Between Us.

Ed Williams is a retired Charlotte, NC journalist and Mississippi native. His columns and editorials were part of the Charlotte Observer projects that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Services in 1981 and 1988. His book, Liberating Dixie: An Editor’s Life from Ole Miss to Obama will be released in March

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