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LitCafé: Dale Neal on Appalachian Book of the Dead

06/08/2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Join us (virtually) for another installment of LitCafé as author Dale Neal discusses his writing and most recent work Appalachian Book of the Dead, a finalist for the 2020 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. The event kicks off at 6pm. Like all of our virtual programs, this event will be recorded and available for you to re-watch on our website.

About the Author:

Dale Neal is a novelist, teacher and veteran journalist, living in Asheville about a mile from the banks of the French Broad River. He is the author of Appalachian Book of the Dead, a Southern Buddhist thriller that was a finalist for the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award. His previous novels are Cow Across America, winner of the Novello Literary Award, and The Half-Life of Home. His short stories and essays have appeared in Arts & Letters, North Carolina Literary Review, Carolina Quarterly and elsewhere. He earned an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. As a reporter for the Asheville Citizen-Times, he traveled everywhere from Upper Paw Paw in Madison County to Karachi in Pakistan, covering culture, books, religion, business, science and technology. He currently teaches fiction and nonfiction at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville Center for Graduate Studies.


Tickets: Free for WNCHA members/ $5 for General Admission. We also have no-cost, community-funded tickets available. We want our events to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you are able please consider making a donation along with your ticket purchase. These donations are placed in our Community Fund, which allows us to offer tickets at no cost to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.

You must register and purchase a ticket for this virtual event. A confirmation and Zoom link will be emailed to you. For questions contact Trevor Freeman at [email protected]



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