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Book Notes: July 27, 2014

Literary festival

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival, featuring authors, guest speakers, workshops, book signings and more, will take place Friday and Saturday at Carnegie Hall and other venues throughout Lewisburg.

Among the authors are Garth Stein, Forrest Pritchard, Carter Taylor Seaton, Max Watman, Tom Angleberger, Marc Harshman and Rody Johnson. For more information on the festival, visit or call 888-716-5082.

Meet author update

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Because of a scheduling conflict, some of the Meet the Author: Millie Snyder event dates at Kanawha County Public Library have been changed.

Snyder, the former longtime area director of Weight Watchers, will share healthy eating tips from the re-released version of her “Lean and Luscious” cookbook.

Attendees will be able to sample fare from the cookbook. A book signing will follow the presentation.

The new schedule is:

n Main Library, 6 p.m. Monday and 12:10 p.m. Wednesday

n Clendenin Branch Library, 6 p.m. Thursday

n St. Albans Branch Library, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5

n Cross Lanes Branch Library, 2 p.m. Aug. 8

n Elk Valley Branch Library, 6 p.m. Aug. 18

Simone book signing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Taylor Books will host a book signing and discussion with author Fran Simone on from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Her newly released “Dark Wine Waters” is described as a story of recovery, love and strength.

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