Let’s Talk About It begins on Saturday, June 3rd

By Haywood County Library | May 15, 2017

The Friends of the Library will again host Let's Talk About It, a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, poetry illuminate a particular theme. This series, The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiography, begins on Saturday, June 3 at 1 pm at the Waynesville library auditorium, ground floor.

One Writer’s Beginnings will be the focus of this program. It is a collection of autobiographical essays by Eudora Welty, winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Copies are now available for loan through the Haywood County Public Library, Waynesville branch. Please go to the Library office for your copy.

Author Cathy Pickens  will lead the discussion. Pickens is a frequent mystery convention panelist, on topics ranging from Southern mysteries, to classic and true crime stories, to the use of poisons. A lawyer and professor in the McColl Graduate School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, she grew up in a small southern town in South Carolina where her family has lived for centuries. The setting for her mystery novel Southern Fried is remarkably similar to her hometown. The novel has won St. Martin’s Press Malice domestic award for Best New Traditional Mystery. It was also named a Top Pick by RT BookClub magazine. Pickens was named Charlotte’s “favorite local author” by both critics and readers in Creative Loafing.

No preregistration is required. Refreshments will be served during this 2 hour free program.  If you would like further information, contact Bob Bahnsen, Friends Program Coordinator, at 828-421- 6798. This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit group that raises money for the Library through its Annual Book Sale in July. Programming for adults and children, furniture, equipment and numerous materials are among the ways it supports the Haywood County Public Library.