Members’ Book Readings from the North Carolina Writers’ Network

The following writers are giving book readings on their respective works.  These readings would make a great evening or weekend outing.  The writers are members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.


Friday, November 8
Interview on WCOM – TV/Radio with Jackie Helvey
Judy Hogan’s new books are Beaver Soul and Farm Fresh and Fatal. She will also appear:

  •  Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm, Goldsboro Library, 1001 E. Ash St., Goldsboro
  •   Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm, Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham

Friday, November 8, 2:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh
Scott Huler will join the Pullen Readers Book Club in discussing his book, On the Grid.

Saturday, November 9, 2:45 pm
Other Words Literary Conference, St. Augustine, FL
Linda Heuring will read from her short stories.

Sunday, November 10, 1:00-4:00 pm
1201 W. Lenoir St., Raleigh
Margaret A. Harrell, author of Keep this Quiet! and Keep this Quiet Too! about the authors adventures with Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert, and Hunter S. Thompson, will read as part of the 2nd Annual Raleigh Artists and Authors Showcase.

Sunday, November 10, 3:00-6:00 pm
Stondefield Cellars Winery, 8220 NC 68, Stokesdale
Award-winning author Mary Flinn launches her fifth novel, The Nest. For more information visit

Monday, November 11, 7:00 pm
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte
Nancy Stancill will read from her debut novel, Saving Texas. In the newly released thriller, Houston reporter Annie Price hopes for a career-defining story when she profiles Tom Marr. the state’s first secessionist candidate for governor. But the big Texas story comes with a corrupt college president, a dangerous ex-CIA agent and a beautiful, deadly Peruvian assassin. Annie must grapple with two murders and a love triangle that will test the limits of her ethics and her heart. Will she get the story before her struggling newspaper implodes or her ruthless enemies get her? Stancill, of Charlotte, is a former investigative reporter for the Charlotte Observer and Houston Chronicle.

Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 pm
Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College, Winston-Salem
“An Evening with Penelope Niven.” Reception and Book Signing will follow. Admission is free. No reservations required. Niven, the critically-acclaimed author of Carl Sandburg: a Biography; Steichen: a Biography; Thornton Wilder: A Life; and Swimming Lessons, will return to Salem for the paperback release of Thornton Wilder: A Life, published by HarperCollins and praised by Edward Albee as “a splendid and long-needed work.” Niven served as Salem College’s writer-in-residence for twelve years until her retirement. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Thornton Wilder Visiting Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale and was awarded the North Carolina Award in Literature, the state’s highest civilian honor, for her work as a writer and a teacher.

Wednesday, November 13, 5:00 pm
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Lissa Brown will speak about her book, Another F-Word, and lead a discussion on bullying of LGBT kids. She will also speak:

  • Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 am, Courtyard Marriott, 1050 N. Carolina 105, Boone, at the Boone Sunrise Rotary meeting

NEW! Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm
The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham
North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Allan Gurganus will read from his new collection of novellas set in the familiar community of Falls, NC: Local Souls. “Allan Gurganus has the uncanny ability to make you laugh and shudder at the same time. That rare gift is on full and glorious display here” (TC Boyle).

Thursday, November 14, 3:30-5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill
Nancy Peacock will read from and sign her new book, The Life & Times of Persimmon Wilson, as part of “Meet the Author Tea and Reading”. To read the first chapter, visit She will also read:

  • Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm, Burwell School, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough

NEW! Friday, November 15, 11:00 am
Cut Worm Phillips Store, 4637 Downings Creek Rd., Hayesville
Dr. Eva Nell Wike, Ph.D. plans to be meeting and greeting folks and signing copies of her new book Fiddler of the Mountains — Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull in the Bookstore next to the Moss Memorial Library. Later in the afternoon on the 15 and morning of the 16, Eva Nell will move to a mighty special place on the Square where she will be signing.

November 16-17
North Carolina Renaissance Fair, Huntersville
Timothy W. Tron will give a brief talk on the Waldensians and his book, Bruecke To Heaven, as part of the “Time Traveler” weekend and author signing event.

NEW! Saturday, November 16, 4:30-5:30 pm
Holiday Inn Resort, 1706 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach
Ellyn Bache, Sheila Boneham, Emily Colin, Mark Cox, Bridgette Lacy, Rebecca Lee, Peter Makuck, Jen McConnel, Alice OsbornAnna Lena Phillips, Susan Steadman, and Michael White will read as part of the Faculty Readings at the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2013 Fall Conference.

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh
Lee Smith will discuss her new book Guests on Earth, a 2013 Fall Okra pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. She will also read:

  •  Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm, Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Chapel Hill
  •  Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm, The Regulator Bookshop, 710 Ninth St., Durham

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh
Susie Wilde presents The Wilde Awards live! Wilde gives us her take on the best children’s and teen books of 2013 as part of View From Tuesday.

NEW! Saturday, November 23, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Last Word, 230 E W T Harris Blvd, Charlotte
Ben Sharpton will be signing copies of his controversial new international thriller, The 3rd Option (Belle Isle Books). “Allan Chappel enrolled in seminary to change the world, but people lied and people died, and he turned in his clerical collar for an office cubicle. Now, years later, the ghosts of his past are back to haunt him, and they’re uglier and more powerful than before. When the offices of a new medical think tank called Inc.Ubator are destroyed in a fiery blast, Allan finds himself the prime suspect and the target of an international manhunt. Forced into hiding, he sets out to find the terrorists responsible and clear his name. But his quest for answers only leads to more questions: What were the researchers at Inc.Ubator hiding? And who was willing to spill blood to keep their work a secret? Allan must stay alive long enough to untwist the truth. Unfortunately, the forces opposing him will stop at nothing to prevent the release of the 3rd Option.”

NEW! Saturday, November 23, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The White Squirrel Shoppe, 2 W. Main St., Brevard
Judy Pierce will be signing her fantasy fiction book Tales from Farlandia: Ozette’s Destiny at the 25th annual Christmas Open House. There will be refreshments and live music.

Saturday, November 30, 1:00pm
The Vintage Locket, 9 East Main St., West Jefferson
Janet Pittard and Stephen Shoemaker, co-authors of Stephen Shoemaker, The Paintings and Their Stories, will usher in the holiday season with “Christmas Memories,” a special reading and book signing. Refreshments will be served.

NEW! Saturday, December 7, 11:00 am
Blue Ridge Books, 152 S Main St., Waynesville
Anna Browning will read from her first children’s book, Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks. This would make a great present for anyone ages 1-99, so stop by to get your copy signed! To learn more about Anna, visit her website:

Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
LaVerne Banquet Hall, Wingate University
Jill McCorkle will give an author talk, Q&A session, and book-signing as part of the Annual Evening Fundraiser.



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