Appalachian Authors Guild General Meeting
July 12, 2016
Jack Beck and Wendy Welch
Jack Beck and Wendy Welch own Tales of the Lonesome Pine Used Books, the subject of Wendy's hit memoir The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap. Jack presents a weekly radio show of Celtic music for public radio and is a lifetime honorary member of the Traditional Music and Song Society of Scotland. The couple rescue kittens and books in their bookstore.
Plans are being made for booksigning events into the fall season. Come out to meetings and help plan them. Suggest other venues that will bring Appalachian authors and books into public name recognition.
Virginia Highlands Festival
July 29-Aug 7, 2016
Come visit Virginia's premier festival, Virginia Highlands Festival. Appalachian Authors Guild writers will again be setup in a double booth under the big tent. If you haven't signed up for a day yet, there are a few spots still open. If you're not participating invite friends and come and support local authors.
The Foundation For Appalachian Advancement
The Foundation for Appalachian Advancement, whose mission overlaps that of the AAG, has set up a web page dedicated specifically for artists. Any of our members may have a section with a bio and a link to their website that the Foundation can promote on the page. Email J. C. Sweingrouber directly with what you would like on the bio and your website address, or page where people can buy your books.