Author Sharyn McCrumb to Speak at Barton College


Today is the last day that you can register for the Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Lecture that is on April 1 with the featured guest award-winning North Carolina writer Sharyn McCrumb.

The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome award-winning Southern writer Sharyn McCrumb as the featured speaker for its Spring Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, April 1. The event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus, will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and book signing, followed at 7 p.m. by the dinner and program. The author’s books will be sold at the book signing and following the program. This event is sponsored in part by BB&T.

Reservations are required. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Monday, March 24. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 per person. Table reservations must be for a total of eight persons. Space is limited, and the Friends are encouraging those interested in attending to make their reservations as early as possible. Please contact Luann Clark at 399-6329 or the Friends at for reservation information.

I read her new book King’s Mountain about the Revolutionary War battle and I enjoyed its sparse but engaging prose.  I grew up right next to the battlefield in Gaston County and it is a place that brings back wonderful memories of summer camp and picnics even though a ferocious battle was fought there between the Overmountain Men from Watauga (and a lot of locals don’t forget) and the Loyalists under Gen. Patrick Ferguson.

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