AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.
Jay Erskine Leutze was born in Virginia in 1964. He now lives in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Trained as an attorney, he has become a leading voice for state and federal conservation funding for investment in public lands. He is a Trustee for Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, one of the nation’s most established land trusts.
Leutze is the author of Stand Up that Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail, in the tradition of A Civil Action— it’s the true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian “mountain people” neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed.
Free Parking in the Library Deck.
The 2016 Summer Author Series will feature sustainability in many forms. We will host three events, two author readings and a reading of poems, reflections and short stories about the New River. Authors featured include Janet Larsen and Jay Leutze. Short works will be presented by Chris Arvidson, Julie Townsend and Scot Pope. The series is sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.
Appalachian’s leadership in sustainability is known nationally. Appalachian State University was listed in the Top 10 in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 contest, an annual spring competition among colleges in the United States and Canada to save energy and water. It is also according to the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges "among the most environmentally responsible colleges".
For more information about the series, contact Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087 or check here.