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34th Annual Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium

Published: 3/31/2023

Author Ron Rash was the featured speaker at Thursday’s 34th Annual Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. Rash’s presentation was titled Mountains and Memory and featured readings from a collection of his poetry, short stories and novels. Following the presentation, Rash answered audience questions. Support for the event is provided by the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.

Ron Rash

Author Ron Rash signed books and talked with guests after his presentation at the 34th Annual Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. Drawing inspiration from life in the Appalachian Mountains, both in the past and present, Rash has authored multiple prizewinning and bestselling novels including Serena, Above the Waterfall, The Cove, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River and The World Made Straight.

Ron Rash signing books

About the Writers Symposium

Laurette LePrevost, former Dean of Arts and Sciences for CCC&TI, was instrumental in building the Writers Symposium into an annual event that has brought in such renowned writers as Maya Angelou, Ernest Gaines, Nikki Giovanni, Robert Morgan and Clyde Edgerton. Under her leadership and guidance, CCC&TI’s symposium has become the longest-running consecutively held Writers Symposium in western North Carolina and one of the longest in the Southeast. The Writers Symposium series was renamed in her honor when she retired in 2004.