Energizing Writers Since 1995
Members include writers of fiction and non-fiction -- mystery, romance, poetry, Civil War, Appalachian women,
memoir, erotica, Roman historical, young adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, local history, real estate, as well
as Southern fiction.
The High Country Writers organization meets the second and fourth Thursdays of most months from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen St., Boone, NC. Visitors are welcomed!
We are pleased to announce the introduction
of a Writers Workshop which will be held on the first Thursday of every month. This is an optional meetings to be held in
addition to our regularly scheduled meetings. The first workshop will be presented by Judy Geary on Thursday March 6th.
The topic will be Editing and Critiquing.
How long these workshops continue will be dependent on member participation,
so let's see everyone there on Thursday.
Click here for our current calendar.
The member supplying our critique materials for our meeting on April 24th is Tony Rankine. To download the material Click Here
Laura Anne Middlesteadt, author of What Doesn’t Kill Us: My Battle With Anxiety, will be guest speaker at High Country
Writer’s April 10th meeting at the Watauga County Public Library in Boone at 10am. Attendance is free and the public
Written under the pen name, LA Nicholson, What Doesn’t Kill Us, is a memoir of survival after two near-fatal suicide
attempts during her darkest days of anxiety. These episodes were later thought to be brought on by a chemical imbalance in
her brain. Her talk will address the question of turning personal pain into a worthwhile writing endeavor that can help others.
Middlesteadt was born in Georgia and raised in NC, where receive a degree in Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has authored
numerous articles for gardening and general interest magazines and horticultural journals. She is a certified presenter for
the “In Our Own Voice” program of the national alliance of mental illness.
Laura Anne Middlesteadt is the student teaching coordinator for the Reich College of Education, ASU. She lives in Boone
with her son and three pets. What Doesn’t Kill Us: My Battle With Anxiety, is Middlesteadt’s first book. It can
be purchased at Black Bear Books, ASU Bookstore and
See you all at the Watauga County Library on April 10th.
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