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 September 11th is Diane Blanks.
To download the material Click Here
High Country Writers Hosts Wayne Winkler, Director of WETS Radio Station
Wayne Winkler, Director of East Tennessee State University’s
public radio station, WETS-FM/HD, will be High Country Writers’ guest speaker on September 25 at 10am at the Watauga
County Public Library. He will be discussing his book Walking Toward the Sunset, The Melungeons of Appalachia regarding a
racially mixed group of people historically connected to this region of the Appalachians.
A native of Detroit, Wayne attended Vincennes University
in Indiana, where he received an associate degree in Broadcast Production Technology. He received his B.A. in Communications
from ETSU in 1988, and earned his M.A. in History in 1993. Winkler became Operations Director of WETS-FM in 1990, and director
He is a
past-president of the Melungeon Heritage Association, and the author of Walking Toward the Sunset, The Melungeons of Appalachia
(2004, Mercer University Press). Winkler has two children Claire (12) and Josef (9).
See you all at the Watauga County Library
on August 24th.
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