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Exploring & Settling the American West: A Zoom Book Club & Lecture Series


The American West has been a land of myth, romance, turbulent history, and great literature. Learn more about this fascinating region and its history through our new lecture and discussion series.

Over the course of eight evenings from September to December, the Wilma Dykeman Legacy and the West Asheville Library will celebrate four classic books via four lectures and discussions. All events will be hosted on Zoom and begin at 7 p.m. The following writers will be featured:

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Lecture by Dr. Victoria Barker about Elizabeth Madox Roberts and her novel The Great Meadow

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Book discussion about The Great Meadow

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Lecture by Dr. Michael Sartisky about A.B. Guthrie and his novel The Big Sky

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Book discussion about The Big Sky

Tuesday, Nov. 10
Lecture by Dr. James Aton about John Wesley Powell and his memoir The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Book discussion about The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Lecture by Dr. Charles Peek about Willa Cather and her novel O Pioneers!

Tuesday, Dec. 15
Book discussion about O Pioneers!

ZOOM MEETINGS – ALL EVENTS AT 7-8 PM

Join Zoom by clicking here.

Meeting ID: 816 7584 0607

Passcode: 944304

For more information contact The Wilma Dykeman Legacy at (828) 458-5813 or the West Asheville Library.