Activist, author Silas House gives keynote at NC Writers Network conference Friday, Nov. 18

The North Carolina Writers’ Network brings its fall conference to the Doubletree Hotel in Biltmore this weekend, Nov. 18 – 20, attracting hundreds of writers from around the country and providing a rich slate of activities, including a keynote presentation by award-winning author and activist Silas House, perhaps best known for his opposition to the mountaintop removal mining.

Mountainto­p Removal Roadshow comes to AB Tech Nov. 17

A public event at A-B Tech’s Simpson Auditorium November 17 will examine the environmentally destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. The Mountaintop Removal Road Show features a graphic 20-minute slide show about the impacts of mountaintop removal on neighboring communities and the environment, using recent aerial photos of decapitated Appalachian mountains. The program will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Photo by Robert Llewellyn, courtesy of Southwings