Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Award-Winning Writer to Speak on Role of Libraries

Scott Huler will give two talks in Jackson County on Friday, April 13, in conjunction with National Library Week, April 8-14, 2012. His visit will be sponsored by the WCU Visiting Scholars Program, City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, Friends of Jackson County Public Library, and Hunter Library.

Huler will discuss the importance of research and libraries at 10:30 a.m. in the theater of A.K.Hinds University Center. At 7:00 p.m. he will give a talk in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. The Friends of the Jackson County Public Library will host a punch and cookies reception following the presentation, and Huler will be available to sign his books.

The 2011 Piedmont Laureate, Huler writes for newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. He is the author of six books, including On the Grid, No Man's Land, Defining the Wind, On Being Brown, A Little Bit Sideways, and From Worst to First. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has lived all over the United States and in England. His work has appeared in such newspapers as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Los Angeles Times. He has been heard on "All Things Considered" and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio and on "Marketplace" and "Splendid Table" on American Public Media.