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October 2017

Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN

October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Southern Festival of Books, Nashville Main Public Library & War Memorial Auditorium
Nashville, TN United States
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Humanities Tennessee's Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Wordsm was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend (Friday-Sunday) in October, 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. One of the first book festivals of its kind, it has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond. The Festival has always been a free event that offers readers and writers an opportunity to interact, to create a public community around…

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December 2017

Oregon Historical Society Holiday Cheer

December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
120 SW Park Avenue, Portland


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February 2018

Reading Between the Wines, Lee County Literacy Coalition, Opelika, Alabama

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lee County Literacy Opelika, AL 36801 + Google Map

    The LCLC is a volunteer, non-profit, United Way agency dedicated to providing free, one-to-one tutoring to our residents. The LCLC is principally funded by the United Way of Lee County, with additional funding coming from independent and corporate donations, grants, and memberships. The LCLC offers help with reading, writing, math, and GED preparation. Tutors work individually with learners to find the methods that work best for them. The LCLC also attempts to match learners seeking help with tutors…

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April 2018

Cardinal Forrest Book Club

April 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Johnson City, TN

Leigh Anne Hoover and I will share with the Cardinal Forrest Book Club in Johnson City, TN: The journey of a writer.

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East Tennessee Women’s Fund Annual Luncheon

April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
East Tennessee Women’s Fund, 625 Market Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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  At the Women's Fund of East Tennessee, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, we believe that when you invest in a woman, you invest in a family, a community, and ultimately a region. The Women's Fund is one of the only funds in East Tennessee dedicated to a regional approach in granting funds to organizations focused on improving the lives of women and girls, allowing for collaborative and inclusive action. By determining the focus of funding based on thoughtful research, the Women's Fund is…

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September 2019

Jane Kirkpatrick & Karen Spears Zacharias

September 7 @ 6:00 pm
Herringbone Books, OR United States + Google Map

When: Saturday, Sept 7th, 6 p.m. Where: Herringbone Books, 422, SW 6th Street, Redmond, Oregon   Join us for an evening of inspiration and swapping stories as Karen joins up with NYT bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick for the debut of her latest novel - One More River to Cross. In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, the Stevens-Murphy company left Missouri to be the first wagons into California through the Sierra Nevadas. Mostly Irish Catholics, the party sought religious…

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Appalachian Studies Center, Shepherd University

September 23 - September 24
WV United States + Google Map

When: Sept 21-Sept. 25, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia Monday, September 23rd, 3-5pm In association with the Center for Appalachian Studies, Four Seasons Books will host a writers workshop with award winning author Karen Spears Zacharias, the former Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence and editor of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Volume XI. Unravel the novelist’s secrets to finding and developing stories from everyday encounters and experiences. Discover the key elements to writing credible dialogue and dimensional characters. The 2019…

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Mental Health Fair

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th
Redmond, Oregon 97756
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When: Saturday, Sept. 28th 10-noon Where: Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St, Redmond, OR 97756 Writing Workshop: Self-discovery through the tools of writing can enable us to access an untapped power that may bring newfound healing.

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October 2019

Painted Sky Center for the Arts, Canyon City

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
120 S Washington Street, Canyon City, Or, 120 S Washington Street
Canyon City, OR United States
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When: Thursday, Oct 10th, 5:30 p.m. Where: Painted Sky Center for the Arts, 120 S. Washington Street, Canyon City, Or Join Karen as she shares the inspiration for her Appalachian series  - Mother of Rain, Burdy, and Christian Bend.  How does one make the leap from non-fiction to fiction and back again? What are the skill sets involved? How does one go about cultivating the writer's discipline? Learn about the true crime story Karen is currently working on. Karen's books…

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Sisters Festival of Books- Paulina Springs Books

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

When: Oct 18-20th Where: Paulina Springs Books, 252 W Hood Avenue, Sisters, Oregon  Karen will join with 40 authors from across the country for the debut of the Sisters Festival of Books. Mark your calendar now and join us for this weekend of storytellers swapping all manner of stories. And if you haven't yet visited Paulina Springs Books, you are in for a book lover's delight. Stay tuned for more updates soon.

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