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Book Notes: July 28, 2013

By Staff reports

Books for nonprofits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County Public Library will give nonprofit groups books that are left over from its annual used book sale, scheduled for Oct. 19.

Each year, immediately after the sale, representatives from nonprofit organizations are permitted to glean the leftover books and use them in any manner that benefits a group's mission.

Nonprofit organizations may participate by calling Sandy Frercks at 304-343-4646, ext. 242. She'll email back a form that must be returned no later than Sept. 6. A copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) or other proof of nonprofit status is required. Groups will be responsible for packing and loading the books they have chosen.

Literary festival

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The second annual Lewisburg Literary Festival will hold a Children's Book Breakfast Aug. 3 featuring West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and Lewisburg author Belinda Anderson.

The Bakery will provide a complimentary breakfast for the event, which will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Greenbrier County Public Library. The program is for children ages 5-12.

Seats for the breakfast event are limited and may be reserved by contacting the library at 304-647-7568. The event costs $3 per person.

Another children's program Aug. 3 will be "Story Time with Beatrix Potter" from noon to 2 p.m. at Honnahlee Toy Shop. A faux Beatrix Potter will read to the children from her favorite books, with the help of her puppets and offer coloring projects and other activities. This event is free. For more information, contact Honnahlee Toy Shop at 304-645-6123.

The Aug. 2 and 3 Literary Festival features authors, outdoor art installations, musical entertainment and performance art, all inspired by literature. For updates on the festival, call 888-716-5082 or go to www.facebook.com/lewisburgliteraryfestival.

Appalachian anthology

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Center for the Book and the Appalachian Heritage Writers Project are looking for submissions for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Frank X Walker Volume VI.

This special volume will be a collection of Appalachian stories, essays, poetry, memoir and photographic art which focus both on the region and celebrates the poetic art and storytelling of Frank X Walker, Kentucky poet laureate and winner of the 2013 Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.

Walker will receive the Appalachian Heritage Writers Award from the West Virginia Humanities Council and Shepherd University on Sept. 26. He'll serve as the 2013 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University; the theme of his residency is "Voices from Affrilachia."

Walker's work will form the centerpiece of the sixth volume of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, along with other writers from the region and across the country. He will serve as editorial adviser to the anthology project, and he will select the winners of the 2013 West Virginia Fiction Competition, announced in September.

The anthology is funded by the West Virginia Center for the Book and the Shepherd University Foundation. For information about submissions, visit the anthology website, www.shepherd.edu/ahwirweb/anthology/. Submissions should be emailed to Dr. S. Bailey Shurbutt, AAW managing editor, before Oct. 15: Sshurbut@shepherd.edu.

Mom's Choice Awards

TERRA ALTA, W.Va. -- The Mom's Choice Awards has given a Silver designation to "Chloe, The Very Special Goat" by Rosanne Harper Glover, of Petersburg.

Published by Headline Books Inc. of Terra Alta, the children's book is a true story about a goat who moves into the house after she's cast aside as a runt on a snowy day.

The Mom's Choice Awards is a program that recognizes authors and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

"Chloe, The Very Special Goat" costs $16.95 and is available from local and online bookstores.

Rainelle history

RAINELLE, W.Va. -- The Rainelle Community Development Corp. is looking for old photographs and stories for a pictorial history book of the Greenbrier County town.

The 128-page paperback book will be published by Arcadia Publishing, which has produced 86 books about West Virginia communities.

Corporation Executive Director Andrea Pendleton said, "We especially want photographs that illustrate the Town's slogan, 'Built to Carry On.'"

The book will include photographs telling the stories of schools, churches, businesses, medicine, recreation, government, timber, coal and railroads.

People with photographs to give or loan to the corporation should contact Joan C. Browning, president, Rainelle Community Development Corp., via email at oma00013@wvnet.edu, or by mail at P.O. Box 674, Rainelle WV 25962.


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