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Dale Neal in Conversation with Terry Roberts + Special Guest Sheila Kay Adams

July 23 @ 7:00 pm

Author Dale Neal, left, next to an image of his forthcoming book cover, and musician Sheila Kay Adams holding a banjo/

Malaprop’s Bookstore / Café, in collaboration with Citizen Vinyl and Blue Ridge Public Radio, presents in Conversation with Terry Roberts + Special Guest Sheila Kay Adams. The author event takes place at Citizen Vinyl on Tuesday, July 23. Doors at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m. Free.


Dale Neal is the author of five novels: The Kings of Coweetsee, coming July 2024; The Woman with the Stone Knife, coming November 2024; Appalachian Book of the Dead, shortlisted for the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award; Cow Across America, winner of the Novello Literary Award; and The Half-Life of Home. His short stories and essays have appeared in Our State, Smoky Mountain Living, North Carolina Literary Review, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. A former longtime journalist with the Asheville Citizen-Times, he earned an MFA in creative writing at Warren Wilson College. For more visit dalenealbooks.com.
A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller and musician, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, an area renowned for its unbroken tradition of unaccompanied ballad singing dating back to the early Scottish, Scots-Irish, and English settlers in the mid-17th century. In 2013, she received the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award, which recognizes traditional artists for artistic excellence and their efforts to preserve American culture for future generations. In 2016, she received the North Carolina Heritage Award.

A Western North Carolina native, Terry Roberts is the author of five novelsA Short Time to Stay Here, winner of the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Fiction and the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction; That Bright Land, winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, the James Still Award for Writing About the Appalachian South, and the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction; The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and RevivalMy Mistress’ Eyes are Raven Black; and The Sky Club. His third Stephen Robbins novel, The Devil Hath a Pleasing Shape, is forthcoming October 1, 2024. Roberts is also the Director of the National Paideia Center and lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, Lynn.


July 23
7:00 pm
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