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Visiting Writers Series Reception is Sept. 17 at Gideon Ridge Inn

BOONE–The annual Visiting Writers Series reception will be held at the Gideon Ridge Inn Sunday, Sept. 17, from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Call Susan Weinberg at (828) 262-2871 to receive an invitation.

Peg and Hatton Rogers will host the event and Robert Morgan will be the special guest.

Established in 1989, the Visiting Writers Series brings more than a dozen authors of poetry, fiction, and drama to the Appalachian State University campus each year to present public readings.

The series is supported by the university, the North Carolina Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of University Advancement, Office of Cultural Affairs, University Bookstore, Equity Office, Office of Multicultural Student Development; the Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library; business sponsors Gideon Ridge Inn and Red Onion Restaurant; and community sponsors Carol Anne Coe and Gil Verbit.

In July, the Gideon Ridge Inn received the Governor’s Business Award for the Arts and Humanities for its support of the Visiting Writers Series.

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Visiting Writers Series Fall 2000 Lineup