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.
HCW Meeting - February 27th
Watauga County Public Library, 10 - noon
High Country Writers welcomes back poet, Kathryn Kirkpatrick,
as our guest speaker at our February 27th meeting at Watauga County Public Library in Boone, NC at 10 am. The public is invited.
Kathryn Kirkpatrick is a professor of both English
and Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University and is passionate about safeguarding the environment and protecting
the habitat, rights and dignity of animals with whom we share this planet.
Kirkpatrick was awarded the prestigious Brockman-Campbell Award
for her latest collection of poetry, Our Held Animal Breath. Earlier collections authored by Kirkpatrick include The Body’s
Horizon (1996), which was selected by Alicia Ostriker for the Brockman-Campbell award; Beyond Reason (2004), awarded the Roanoke-Chowan
Poetry Prize by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association; Out of the Garden (2007), a finalist for the Southern
Independent Booksellers Association poetry award and Unaccountable Weather (2011). Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful, will
be released in March by Clemson University Press in 2014. There will be a staged reading of the title poem in this collection
at Appalachian State University in April.
Kathryn Kirkpatrick has held writing residencies at Norton Island in Maine and the Tyrone Guthrie
Center in Ireland. Her long poem about Maud Gonne in six voices was performed this past summer as part of the Yeats Summer
School festivities in Sligo, Ireland. As a literary scholar in Irish studies and the environmental humanities, she has
published essays on class trauma, eco-feminist poetics, and animal studies.
Kathryn Kirkpatrick lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North
Carolina. Her collections of poetry can be purchased at amazon.com, ASU Book Store and directly through independent publishers.
See you all at the Watauga County Library on February 27th.
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