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McIntyre’s Books hosts David Downing on May 27[May 12, 2014]
In a rare stateside visit, British mystery author David Downing kicks off his 10 city American book tour at McIntyre’s Books on Saturday, May 24 at 11am to read from his latest novel, Jack of Spies. Set in 1913, it is a time when those who follow the news closely can see the world is teetering on the brink of war. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy.
Book celebrates children adopted from Russia[Sep. 26, 2011]
Two years ago Adrienne Bashista wanted to prepare her son, Jacob, for their family's upcoming adoption of a little boy from Russia. She found books on domestic adoption, books about adopting from beautiful tropical countries, and a myriad of books about adopting little girls from China. "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry the day he told me he didn't want a brother from Russia anymore, but wanted a sister from China. I told him a brother was already in the works. We couldn't change our plans."
Friends of Chatham Community Library Spring Book Sale coming[Mar. 10, 2011]
The Friends of the Chatham Community Library will host its Spring 2011 Book Sale on March 31-April 2, at it the new Chatham Community Library, a new location for its sale. The library is located at 197 Highway 87 North on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College.
Support adult literacy at the Authors for Literacy Luncheon[Mar. 7, 2011]
The public is invited to attend the Chatham County Literacy Council’s April 6 Authors for Literacy Luncheon, where Piedmont Laureate Scott Huler will talk about his latest book, "On the Grid," and answer questions from the audience.
Local author book signing and Moon Pie dessert bar[Jan. 26, 2011]
Ghost stories, flickering yellow lights in the dead of night and strange appearances of an apparition garbed in tattered clothes from the colonial period. This is the basis of a new book, written by Apex, NC author, R.T. Crowley,"The Wanderer or New Hope.”
Friends of the Library welcome author Louise Hawes[Jan. 15, 2011]
Please join the Friends of the Chatham Community Library on Thursday, January 20 at 7:30-9:00pm for "Making a Long Story Short" featuring NC author and teacher Louise Hawes speaking on the appeal and the craft of short fiction.
Pittsboro writer wins third place in literary magazine writing contest[Jul. 11, 2010]
A unique new writing contest organized by a local writer and a Chapel Hill-based literary magazine has named the winners of the inaugural competition. The Laine Cunningham Novel Awards are given for unpublished novels in any genre. The prizes include cash and signed books donated by various authors. The third place prize, a library, is being awarded to Ruth Moose of Pittsboro, NC.
Chapel Hill Public Library celebrates 50 years[Sep. 2, 2009]
On Sunday, September 13th at 6pm, Fearrington will host in The Barn the celebration of The Chapel Hill Public Library's 50th Anniversary. The event, Long Story Short, is a once-in-a-Carolina-lifetime lineup of Chapel Hill's best writers alongside two show-stopping bands.
This week at McIntyre's Fine Books[Aug. 5, 2009]
McIntyre's has something for everyone this weekend, starting Friday with one of the Raleigh News & Observer's Recommended Summer Reads authors, then two events on Saturday - both are fiction with a mysterious twist - and ending up on Sunday with the ever-clever Debbie Moose talking about her latest cookbook.
Former Chatham residents write book about invasive plants[Apr. 2, 2007]
The first national guide to invasive plants has been written by two former residents of Chatham County and will be published by Stackpole Books later this month. Dr. Sylvan Kaufman, a plant ecologist, is a native of Chatham County and her father Wallace Kaufman lived and worked in Chatham for 34 years. They wrote Invasive Plants to introduce Americans to an environmental issue that has been called the second most important challenge in public natural areas.
Also: Interview with Wallace Kaufman podcast
Also: Invasive Plant Guide
Brunch fundraiser to honor "Blythe Spirits," family of writers[Jan. 22, 2007]
The North Carolina Writers' Network is hosting a fundraiser brunch to honor writer, Will Blythe and his family on Saturday, February 10th at the Fearrington Barn beginning at 10:30 am. In addition to serving as editor of Esquire Magazine, Blythe is also renowned for his book To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever: A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry.
Also: North Carolina Writers' Network
Siler City native receives 2006 N.C. Awards for Literature[Nov. 10, 2006]
One of the recipients of the 2006 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian honor given in the state, have ties to Siler City. Michael Parker, a Siler City native who now lives in Greensboro, has published three novels and several short story collections. His works have already earned him the Pushcart Prize, the Goodheart Prize for Fiction and the O. Henry Award. He has received fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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