The Southern Storytellers Supper Series


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Fall invites warm thoughts of coffee, good books, warm fires, and deep conversations with interesting people. We all have probably have a friend or two that are great at telling stories and recreating their experiences resulting in laughter or introspection. Those who are gifted in the art of storytelling are able to paint pictures within our minds of another place and time.

If you like a good story and love an even better storyteller, then join Folkmoot, Blue Ridge Books and the Haywood County Public Library who have joined together to create The Southern Storytellers Supper Series. These events bring southern culture and our region’s authors and musicians together for a unique night of food, fun and discussion. The following events are held at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Hazelwood of Waynesville. Blue Ridge Books will be on hand to offer books for purchase.

Thursday, October 4th at 6pm – Ashley English
Homesteader, author, and blogger Ashley English has crafted a “homespun” life with her husband and two sons in a small Western North Carolina mountain community. She is the author of the Homemade Living book series which showcase a variety of topics related to small- scale homesteading. This most recent book shows how to build a from-scratch Southern pantry with 50 essential recipes. Ashley understands how food tells the story of culture and is a charming and engaging storyteller. Dinner will feature recipes from Southern from Scratch so come hungry! Tickets are $15, available at

Saturday, November 3rd at 6pm – Ann Miller Woodford
Affrilachian author and artist, Ann will share her research, photographs and writings that lead to the book, When All God’s Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People in Far Western North Carolina. The author’s intent is to tear down walls that divide people in our region and build up relationships between the racial groups, religions and youth with our regional elders. Woodford adds, “There are so many people who have played a role in developing our region, including many people who are not represented well in our history. This work is intended to make the invisible, visible.” Tickets are $15, available at

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