Sharyn McCrumb fundraiser event will benefit Johnson County Center

Published 1:26 pm Thursday, March 17, 2022

There is no shortage of murder ballads here in the Appalachian mountains. If a person cares to look, he can still find the creekbank where Tom Dooley was captured or the hillside where the bones of Lilly Shaw were found hidden in the hills of Johnson County.
Acclaimed author Sharyn McCrumb has written a series of award-winning novels based in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. These books weave together the legends, natural wonders and contemporary issues of Appalachia. McCrumb will share her inspiration and some of the connections to Johnson County at Heritage Hall on April 10 at 2 p.m.
Following the talk at Heritage Hall, the author will spend some time signing books and then attend a private meet and greet reception for V.I.P. ticket holders at First United Methodist Church. In addition to the opportunity to meet the author in a small group setting, V.I.P. guests will enjoy special seating at the talk, heavy hors d oeuvres and a memento.
This event is made possible in part by Tennessee Arts Commission. It will serve as the spring fundraiser for Johnson County Center for the Arts with a silent auction featuring handmade works by local artisans. Tickets may be purchased at the Center for the Arts or online at www.jocoartcenter.org.

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