Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College:
Jack Prather, author of “Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina,” is hosting a gathering Oct. 23 of all 12 subjects from his recent book. The event, from 4–5:45 p.m. in the Ransom Fellowship Hall at Warren Wilson College, marks the first time all these individuals have gathered at one event.
To honor these individuals, Prather has founded the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College, and is dedicating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his book to the effort. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming freshman majoring in Creative Writing, chosen through the college’s selection process. The scholarship will continue each year through graduations, assuming established standards are met. For more about the event and scholarship program, contact Jack Prather at 828-808-0660 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Prather’s book highlights the lives and accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Dan Matthews (priest at Ground Zero on 9/11), David Holt (Grammy Award-winning musician), Dr. Doug Orr (president emeritus of Warren Wilson College), Dr. Olson Huff (founding medical director of Mission Children’s Hospital), Capt. Ray West (founder of the Moldova World Children’s Fund), Glenis Redmond (Hall of Fame performance poet), Harry C. Martin (North Carolina Supreme Court justice), Dr. Matt Hayes (emergency physician pioneer), Julyan Davis (artist), Joe Epley (recipient of the Public Relations Society of America Lifetime Achievement Award), Billie Ruth Sudduth (North Carolina Living Treasure and basket maker), and Richard Ritter (NC Living Treasure and honored fire chief).