Wednesday, April 11, 2012
FLAT ROCK NC - CONNEMARA, BLUE RIDGE BOOKFEST
If you have not been to Connemara, Carl Sandburg's home, be sure to put it on your list of places to visit. Barry and I spent a day there and loved it. Go now before the weather gets hot and enjoy the grounds, especially the goat herd.
The North Carolina Art's Council newsletter came today and here are a couple of things happening in Flat Rock, NC, Henderson County.
Poet Carl Sandburg spent the last 22 years of his life in North Carolina and these years were among his most productive. Connemara, his home in Flat Rock, is now a national historic site. As a condition of making the designation, Sandburg's widow required that the rooms and furnishings be kept exactly as they were at the time of his death. Visitors to the comfy lived-in home will feel as if the family just stepped out for a while. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/carl.
BLUE RIDGE BOOKFEST IN FLAT ROCK
While you're in town, visit the fourth annual Blue Ridge Bookfest on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College, Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. The free literary festival features presentations from 15 authors including Charlotte mystery writer Mark de Castrique and Villas poet Joseph Bathanti. Visit www.blueridgebookfest.org/bookfest for a complete schedule.
Last year a group of Netwest members gave a panel discussion at Blue Ridge Bookfest. We had a great time. Met many writers and people who love to read.
This event started as a small thing, but boy, has it grown. If you can make it, be sure to attend.
Want a good laugh? Watch Betty White's TV show, Off Their Rockers. It's a hoot.