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BookFest Author Collaborations

Some of the authors who have participated in BookFest have been working together on some interesting new projects:

At The Shops at the Senator’s House, during the authors’ meeting, Tim Bullard, author of Haunted Watauga County, interviewed Doug Butler, author of After Appomattox: NC Civil War Monuments. The interview was published in the Mooresville Tribune and the Morganton News-Herald.

Ginger Collins is putting together some exciting programs for the Alleghany Arts Council. Georgann Eubanks, author of Literary Trails of North Carolina series, will be discussing her newest book Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina at the Alleghany County Library. Ms. Eubanks had planned to be at November’s BookFest, but was unable to attend. The program will be Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 am.

Next month William L. Andrews, UNC professor and author of The North Carolina Roots of African-American Literature will give a presentation. His program will be Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 am at the Alleghany County Library.

Information on upcoming BookFest events will be coming soon.

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Fall 2013 Events

There are several community events coming up. We’re glad to be involved in them!

Tonight & Tomorrow – Nov. 1 & 2 – 6:30 pm – The murder mystery dinner theater, The Fourteenth Annual Genealogy Society Meeting and Potluck Supper by Vicky Town presented by Alleghany Community Theatre, will take place at the VFW Hall in Sparta. Proceeds will benefit the Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society, and the Northwest Regional Library System, to which the Alleghany County Public Library belongs. Tickets are $20 each.

For this event, ISI printed programs, designed flyers, and put together the cast board. (Most of ISI is also volunteering, as club members.)

Tuesday, November 12 – 6 pm – Claire Halsey will give a presentation on & at the Alleghany County Public Library.  This is a free event, but the Library appreciates advance registration.

Saturday, November 23 – 11 am-2 pmBookFest in Sparta – Regional authors will be appearing for book signings at downtown shops.  The complete line-up will be announced soon. This is a free event, but the authors & store owners appreciate purchases. ISI is the sponsor of BookFest.

Friday, November 29 – Grand Opening for Sparta Revitalization Committee‘s Christmas Tree Gallery, next door to the Chamber of Commerce. ISI, with other downtown businesses, will have a tree. The Tree Gallery will be on display through Christmas, with free admission. This event is part of the Good Neighbors Choose Local campaign. For GNCL, we printed bumper stickers & tent cards for regional businesses.

Saturday, December 7 – 3 pm & 8 pm & Sunday, December 8 – 3 pm – Christmas with Elvis – Wayne Euliss will perform at the Priser Theatre (22 South Main Street) in downtown Sparta. Tickets are $12 each, with limited seating. To reserve tickets, call 336-372-2039 and leave your name and number. For this event, ISI printed designed and printed table tents and tickets and designed flyers.

If you have an event, need marketing materials, or want help with project branding, contact ISI.