Lit Cafe – The French Broad with Jim Stokely

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Join us for a presentation on and discussion of Wilma Dykeman’s award-winning 1955 book, “The French Broad,” by her son, Jim Stokely. Wilma Dykeman (1920 – 2006) was a writer, speaker, teacher, historian, and environmentalist. Her son, Jim Stokely, President of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, will speak about his mother and her groundbreaking work. His […]

Free - $5.00

Lit Cafe Experiences – Paddle the French Broad River

Amboy Road River Park 180 Amboy Road, Asheville

“For the French Broad is, above all, a region of life, with all the richness and paradox of life. Water, forests, plants, animals, people: thronging here in rare and wonderful variety.” - Wilma Dykeman, The French Broad On Saturday, September 12, the Western North Carolina Historical Association, in partnership with Montreat College’s Outdoor Recreation Studies […]

$35.00 - $50.00

Lit Cafe – Back of Beyond: A Horace Kephart Biography

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An icon of the Southern Appalachian region known for books such as Camping and Woodcraft and Our Southern Highlanders, Horace Kephart was instrumental in efforts to create a national park in the Smokies and to establish the Appalachian Trail through North Carolina and Tennessee. This librarian-turned-woodsman had a far-reaching effect on wilderness literature and outdoor […]

Free - $5.00