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My Story: 4 Great WNC Memoirs at the West Asheville Library

Everyone has a story. Many of us attempt to put our story in writing.  Some of us get published. An even smaller number can take credit for having written something of lasting value.

On eight evenings from September to December at the West Asheville Library, the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will celebrate four memoirs of lasting value from the mountains of Western North Carolina. These sessions will be offered in person and online. Through four lectures and four book discussions the following writers will be featured:

Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Online Only
Talk by Jim Stokely, son of Wilma Dykeman and President of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, featuring Wilma’s memoir Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood. To register for the online/zoom meeting, email mystory@wilmadykemanlegacy.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Online Only
Book discussion of Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood. To register for the online/zoom meeting, email mystory@wilmadykemanlegacy.org.

Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Oline Only 
Talk by Walter Ziffer, retired engineer, minister, and professor, featuring his memoir Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God. To register for the online/zoom meeting, email mystory@wilmadykemanlegacy.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Online Only
Book discussion of Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God. To register for the online/zoom meeting, email mystory@wilmadykemanlegacy.org.

Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Dr. Warren J. Carson, retired Professor of English and Director of the Gospel Choir at the University of South Carolina Upstate, featuring Nina Simone’s memoir, I Put a Spell on You.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of I Put a Spell on You.

Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Mary Judith Messer, featuring her memoir Moonshiner’s Daughter.

Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of Moonshiner’s Daughter.

All programs are free, and everyone is invited. Light refreshments will be served. To register for the online/zoom meetings, email mystory@wilmadykemanlegacy.org. For more information contact the West Asheville Library.