May 16, 2023
Author Dale Neal, a native North Carolinian currently living in Asheville, and teaching at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate Center in Asheville, is a self-described "novelist, journalist, teacher, and wanderer."
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served and a drink is included. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the Friends Used Book Shop, 101 W. Marshall Street, and $15 at the door.
May 16, 5-7pm at the Shelton House, 49 Shelton Street, Waynesville. Join us for an evening of friendship and discussion. All are welcome – member or not. Children 12 and under are free.
49 Shelton Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
$10 in advance; $15 at the door; buy advance tickets at the Used Book Shop, 101 W. Marshall Street.
Friends of the Library Author Talk
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Dale Neal is the author of the upcoming novel Kings of Coweetsee, exploring how change comes to a hill born and hill bound people in a mountain community. His previous novels, Appalachian Book of the Dead, The Half-Life of Home, and Cow Across America, are all set in the storied Blue Ridge Mountains. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Arts & Letters, Carolina Quarterly, Marlboro Review, Crescent Review and many other literary journals.
A graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, Dale has been awarded fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center, and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland. One of the last surviving American journalists, he was a prize-winning writer for the Asheville Citizen-Times, having covered entrepreneurs, police, local government, religion, arts, books, and Cherokee culture. He currently teaches fiction at Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate Center in Asheville.