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News Community Sylva library hosts Pamela Duncan for book talk

Pamela DuncanLocal author Pamela Duncan will present a reading of her works on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library Complex. This program is free of charge.

Duncan was born in Asheville and raised in Black Mountain, Swannanoa and Shelby, N.C., and currently lives in Cullowhee, N.C., where she teaches creative writing at Western Carolina University. She holds a BA in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in English/creative writing from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Her first novel, “Moon Women,” was a Southeast Booksellers Association Award Finalist, and her second novel, “Plant Life,” won the 2003 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. She is the recipient of the 2007 James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South, awarded by the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Her third novel, “The Big Beautiful,” was published in March 2007. Duncan has been a guest on North Carolina Bookwatch on public television and on The State of Things on NPR. She is currently at work on “The Wilder Place,” a novel set in Western North Carolina. Visit her website at

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. For more information, call the JCPL at (828)586-2016.


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