Smart Bets: Blue Ridge Bookfest

WNC-raised author Wiley Cash is the honoree at this year's Blue Ridge Bookfest. His 2012 novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, was mentioned in O Magazine's “10 titles to pick up.” Other authors appearing at the festival for readers and writers are 2013 Chautauqua Prize finalist John Wood, Greenville pastor Matt Matthews and award-winning short-story writer L.C. Fiore. The event includes workshops, panels and a graphic novel team contest. The festival is held at The Blue Ridge Community College Campus' Blue Ridge Conference Hall. Workshops and Honoree's Address on Friday, May 17, starting at 1:30 p.m. $25. Author presentations and exhibitions on Saturday, May 18, starting at 8 a.m. Free. Photo by Kevin Millard


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