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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019


About the Cover Stories

More people are interested in publishing books today than ever before.

Rebekah Harris writes young adult fantasy

Rebekah Harris began her writing career as a reviewer of young adult paranormal and fantasy novels on her blog.

Highlands Writers Fair features workshops and signings from regional writers

The Highlands Writers Fair is held Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Washington County Public Library, Abingdon, Virginia.

Cyrus Alderwood mixes horror and comedy

John Schweingrober (who writes under the pseudonym Cyrus Alderwood) has a dream — to make enough money as a writer to not go back to his job as an investment advisor.

Rita Quillen brings poetry to Writers Fair

Rita Quillen has enjoyed reading and writing since she was a child

Jennings headlines poetry celebration

Edison Jennings headlines the Sunday with Friends regional poetry celebration.

The Cats of Rome

(George W. Bush/Silvio Berlusconi, Second Gulf War Summit, Rome, June 4, 2004)

The cats of Rome sleep, feed, and breed among the tumbled travertine ...

Tipple Town

The Church of Zion’s pews were filled, and fifteen sinners testified.

Arts for Youth Spotlight — Hannah Fantin

Performing at Carnegie Hall

Hannah Fantin joined Evan Dickson for a duet in Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York.

2019 Arts Achievement Awards winners announced

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire announces its 2019 winners of its Arts Achievement Awards.

King Institute for Faith and Culture presents "Sing Sistah Sing"

Monday, April 15 the King Institute for Faith and Culture presents Sing Sistah Sing! — an award-winning celebration of the sound and breadth of African-American female voices throughout the centuries.

Spring Arts Array Film Series concludes

Virginia Highlands Community College concludes the spring Arts Array Film Series.

Festival of the Arts held in Southwest Virginia

Southwest Virginia Community College presents the Festival of the Arts from April 5-17.

Sunday with Friends hosts two speakers

The Friends of the Washington County Public Library celebrate profiles and poetry during April.

Viking Players perform ‘Spelling Bee’ spring musical

Tennessee High School Viking Players present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” at the high school.

Plein Air Abingdon spans three days

The Virginia Highlands Festival in partnership with the William King Museum of Art announces a new program for the spring, called Plein Air Abingdon.

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