On Feb. 21, 1947, The Asheville Citizen reported on a three-day conference taking place in Asheville. Consisting of over a dozen organizations, the groups sought “to solve one of the oldest questions in time — how to live peaceably with all peoples.”
UPDATE: According to the Carl Sandburg Home website, “Due to the government shutdown, Perspectives: The Sandburg Story Slam has been cancelled and will not be held on January 13. There is no date to reschedule at this time.”
Sandburg in September is a month-long series that celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service, while also bringing greater attention to the life and time of the writer. “We really want to put Carl Sandburg on the map,” says Nancy Pew.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (of which the Sandburg Home is part), Flat Rock Playhouse created two new original productions — Spink, Skabootch and Swipes in Rootabaga Country and Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Express.
Bonesteel Films donates footage and transcripts from its documentary The Day Carl Sandburg Died to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock.
Great thanks to the Mountain Xpress and writer Jon Elliston for the recent feature about my new book, Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina [“Mountain Standouts,” Aug. 1 Xpress]. Since the article appeared, the book has been nominated for The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association's 2012 Ragan Old North State Award for Non-Fiction. The […]
Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg, Terry Sanford, Charles Kuralt. Most North Carolinians probably wouldn’t find anything sinister in this list of some of the state’s favorite sons. Yet the FBI investigated and maintained secret files on all of these prominent people, whose names are written into both state and national history. These and similar files, declassified […]