The program will begin at 3:00 PM sharp. Attendees will be seated at tables where they will be joined by an author. Over the course of the Movable Feast, 20 published authors from all over the country will sit with attendees to talk with them about his or her recently published book. This year, each table will be visited by 8 authors for 10 minutes each. Opportunity for further discussion will proceed and follow the Movable Feast.
Doors open and book sales begin at 2:15 PM. Booksignings will follow the program.
Tickets include light refreshments which will be served throughout.
Meet the authors:
Wilton Barnhardt was born in Winston-Salem, NC. After studying at Michigan State University and Oxford University, he now teaches in NC State University's MFA program. His new novel, Lookaway, Lookaway, has been called a "delightful romp through the south."
Diane Chamberlain sold her first story in 1986. Since then, she has written for daytime television, several articles, and twenty-one novels. Her books are constantly on bestseller lists and have been translated into 11 languages. Her new novel is Necessary Lies.
Sonja Condit's short fiction has appeared in Shenandoah Magazine, among other publications. She is the principal bassoon of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium and she teaches at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Sonja's debut novel is Starter House.
Ariel Djanikian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her writing has appeared in the L Magazine and The Paris Review Daily. The Office of Mercy, her first novel, is a dystopian sci-fi thriller, perfect for fans of Orwell and The Hunger Games.
Hallie Ephron is an award-winning mystery reviewer and the authors of Never Tell a Lie, a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist that was also made into the Lifetime movie "And Baby Will Fall." Hallie is the third of four sisters (Nora, Delia, Hallie, and Amy) and her newest book isThere Was an Old Woman.
Jennifer Cody Epstein is the international bestselling author ofThe Painter from Shanghai. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Nation (Thailand),Self, and Mademoiselle as well as the NBC and HBO networks. She has worked in Kyoto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and currently lives in Brooklyn. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment is her new novel.
L. C. Fiore's debut novel, Green Gospel, was named First Runner-Up in the Eric Hoffer Books Awards; short-listed for the Balcones Fiction Prize, and long-listed for the Crook's Corner Book Prize (2013). His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, New South, storySouth, and Wascana Review. He is the communications director for the North Carolina Writers' Network and lives in Durham with his family.
Gina Holmes is the founder of Inspire a Fire and Novel Rocket. Her debut, Crossing Oceans, was a Christy and Gold Medallion finalist and winner of the Carol Award, INSPY, and RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice, as well as being a CBA, ECPA, Amazon and PW Religion bestseller. Her newest novel is Wings of Glass.
A former high school and college English teacher for 17 years, Jenny Hubbard now practices what she taught. Jenny is the author of the YA novel Paper Covers Rock. Her second YA novel, And We Stay, will be published by Random House in January 2014.
Deborah Johnson is the author of The Air Between Us, which received the Mississippi Library Association Award for Fiction. She now resides in Columbus, Mississippi, after spending several years abroad in Italy. Her new novel, The Secret of Magic, tells the story of a young female attorney in New York City trying to obtain justice for a black man in the racially segregated Deep South of 1946.
Erika Marks is a native New Englander who now lives in Charlotte with her family. She has worked as a carpenter, illustrator, art director, and a cake decorator. She is the author of Little Gale Gumbo, The Mermaid Collector, and her newest, The Guest House, which has been called a "savory blend of romance and suspense."
Jamie Mason was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up in Washington, D.C. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina. Her debut novel, Three Graves Full, captures the reader with the first sentence: "There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard."
Edward Kelsey Moore lives in Chicago, where he has enjoyed a long career as a cellist. His short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines, and his short story "Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix" was selected as an audience favorite on NPR's "Stories on Stage" series. His novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, is jam-packed with warmth, honesty, and wit.
Margaret Overton is an anesthesiologist with an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine andCreative Nonfiction. She lives in Chicago. Good in a Crisis is her hilarious account of serious life moments including the end of her long marriage and a near-death experience.
Drew Perryteaches writing at Elon University. His first novel, This is Just Exactly Like You, was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan prize from the Center for Fiction, a Best-of-the-Year pick from The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and a SIBA Okra pick. His new novel, Kids These Days, will be published in January by Algonquin.
Michel Stone's debut novel, The Iguana Tree, "recalls the work of John Steinbeck," (Kirkus) received a starred review fromPublisher's Weekly and an IPPY Award as a top novel published in 2012 by an independent press. Stone has published numerous stories and essays, and is a graduate of Clemson University, Converse College, and Sewanee Writers Conference.
John Milliken Thompson is the author of The Reservoir and has been published in Smithsonianand the Washington Post, among others. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arkansas and lives in Virginia with his wife. His new novel, Love and Lament, is set in rural North Carolina between the late 1800s and WWI.
Dana Trent is an author, instructor, and ordained Baptist minister. She holds degrees from Salem College and Duke Divinity School. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, where she teaches English, Public Speaking, and Student Success.Saffron Cross is her memoir about marrying her husband, a devout Hindu and former monk.
Wendy Welch and her husband (Scottish folksinger Jack Beck) own and operate Tales of the Lonesome Pine Used Books in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. She teaches college courses on culture and public health and is the author of a memoir, The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book.
Karen White is the award-winning author of sixteen previous books, including After the Rain, The Time Between,Folly Beach, Falling Home, and such Tradd Street novels as The Strangers on Montagu Streetand The Girl on Legare Street. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband and two children near Atlanta. Her new novel is Return to Tradd Street.