Maynard in Lewisburg
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Writer Lee Maynard will read from his works to the music accompaniment of Pops Walker from 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Lewis Theater. The event is free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Maynard, a native of West Virginia, has just released his novel "Scummers," the last of a trilogy that includes "Screaming with the Cannibals" and "Crum." He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship.
Also in Lewisburg, on Friday and Saturday, the Lewisburg Literary Festival will feature authors, outdoor art installations, musical entertainment and performance art, all inspired by literature.
For updates on the festival, visit the festival website, www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com. Information is also available at 800-833-2068 or on Facebook as a friend of the Lewisburg Literary Festival.
Writer releases diving tale
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The "Wreck of the Huron" is the latest dive adventure novel from author Eric Douglas. The story begins on the coast of North Carolina and ends up on the Isle of Pines, Cuba, as photojournalist Mike Scott and his friends attempt to solve the mystery of the sinking of the USS Huron.
When the USS Huron went down off the coast of North Carolina in 1877, she took most of her crew with her and a mystery about why they were headed to Cuba. Her sinking, and another one a few months later, prompted Congress to provide year-round funding for the U.S. Lifesaving Service.