Hickory – Community members are invited to the library to meet a local author every month at noon on the first Fridays of each month.  Local authors will share information about themselves, explain their path to getting their work(s) published, read aloud excerpts, and answer questions. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat during this program. 

On Friday, December 7, at 12pm, we will meet Hickory resident Kermit Turner. Turner holds degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne College, University of Arkansas, and UNC-Greensboro. His short stories have been published in Roanoke Review, Greensboro Review, Phylon, Pembroke Magazine, NC Crossroads, Thomas Wolfe Review and Changes Magazine.

He has won the North Carolina Humanities Council Linda Flowers Literary Award, was a runner-up of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, and was listed in Best American Short Stories as one of the “Distinguished Stories” of the year.

Copies of his novel Funland, short-story collections, and poetry will be available to purchase. This First Friday with a Local Author program is free and open to the public.

The December program will take place in the downstairs meeting room. Registration is not required.

For more information, please call 304-0500 ext. 7235.  Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.
Kermit Turner