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NCWN-West Literary Hour | Brasstown

October 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Literary Hour at John C. Campbell Folk School

The North Carolina Writers’ Network-West’s Literary Hour will be held at the John C. Campbell Folk School on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the Open House. The Literary Hour is free and open to the public.

The featured writers for October are Richard Cary and CarolLynn Jones.

Richard Montfort Cary, the featured poet for October, began writing poetry in high school and continues to this day.  He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1964 with a BFA in Theatre Arts.  He spent six years in regional theaters before moving year-round to Nantucket Island in Massachusetts where he worked as a designer and builder of custom homes.  In 1985, he founded Actors Theatre of Nantucket, the island’s professional theater company. He served as the artistic director for twenty years. Richard and his wife Cheryl moved to Hayesville, North Carolina, in 2017. He has roots in the area as his great-aunt, Olive Dame Campbell, founded the John C Campbell Folk School. Richard will read several of his poems.

CarolLynn Jones received a scholarship to study art and illustration at Syracuse University. Subsequently, she started a greeting card business and sold cards to stores throughout the country. Her historical novel, Danya, written under the pen name of C.S. Jones, was inspired by her travels in Russia, which included living with a Russian family for two weeks. The novel, based on the memoirs of those who struggled to survive the Russian communist revolution, follows the lives of two families in a world going mad with sweeping cultural, religious, and political upheaval. She will be reading an excerpt from Danya as well as a true story of hope and redemption.

The Literary Hour will be held on the third Thursday of the month through November at John C. Campbell Folk School in the roofed and open pavilion of the Open House. From Clays Corner in Brasstown turn onto Brasstown Road, then turn left on Scoggins Road then left again to pass Davidson Hall. Or coming from Martins Creek, turn right onto Davidson Road and follow around to Open House. Parking is in front near the vegetable gardens.

Anyone with a love of the written word will be transported by the talent of the featured writers. Contact Patricia Zick at pczick23@gmail.com for further information.


October 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm


John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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