Award-Winning Southern Writer
Sharyn McCrumb is best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, and Ghost Riders, which won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature from the East Tennessee Historical Society and the national Audie Award for Best Recorded Book. Her current novels are Prayers the Devil Answers, the story of the last public hanging ever carried out in the United States, and The Unquiet Grave, the story of West Virginia's Greenbrier Ghost.
The writing of Sharyn McCrumb and the music of Jack Hinshelwood are combined for an entertaining evening highlighting the Ballad Novels of Appalachian. This internationally acclaimed program brings together the ballads that are woven throughout Sharyn's novels with Jack performing the ballads as Sharyn reads and discusses her work.
Performance is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Madison Library Auditorium. Free. Space is limited.