Lit Cafe:
Authors, Books, Discussion

In October, the authors of our most recent winner, Back of Beyond: A Horace Kephart Biography, George Ellison and Janet McCue, will join us to tell some of the little-known story of a librarian-turned-woodsman, who was instrumental in efforts to create a national park in the Smokies and establish the Appalachian Trail in this region.

In November, we’ll present the 2020 TWMLA and recognize the five finalists at our awards ceremony.

These live events are hosted via Zoom on the second Thursday each month from 2:30-3:30pm. The recorded sessions will be available via our webpage after the event has passed.

This series is free for WNCHA members and available on a sliding scale of $5-15 per event for non-members.

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 About Lit Café

Has the quarantined and socially distanced lifestyle sent you searching for good books? Would you like to discuss them and catch up with other avid readers and authors in the process?

We at Western North Carolina Historical Association invite you to join us for our Lit-café, a book discussion group with a purpose. We will meet for a short series this fall, beginning in September. We hope to begin a lengthier series in 2021!

Every year since 1955, WNCHA has presented the annual Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award (TWMLA) to celebrate excellence in literature about Western North Carolina or by an author from our region. Appropriately, then, we’re kicking off Lit Café in September 2020 by revisiting the first award winner – Wilma Dykeman’s 1955 historical work, The French Broad.


Watch Previous Lit Cafes

These programs are provided free for our members. For the general public, please consider donating $5.00 or more for each program you watch.
All proceeds fund future programming.