Hickory – On Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m., the First Friday with a Local Author program will feature author Tamra Wilson. Wilson will share her past experiences on becoming a successful writer. Her works have been published in various well-known publications such as Chicken Soup for the Soul, Chocolate for Women and Our State. She will also share how she came about to becoming a Road Scholar and her experiences in that role.

Tamra Wilson, who lives near Newton, is also a Fellow at the Virginia Center of Creative Arts and provides manuscript critiques for the North Carolina Writers Network. Wilson has authored Dining with Robert Redford & Other Stories and co-edited with Elizabeth Searle Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives, the first-ever anthology of women’s essays about their teen idols.

The application for local authors interested in participating in the First Friday with a Local Author program is available. Authors representing children, young adult, and adult literature are encouraged to apply. To request an application, email Linda Campbell at [email protected] or ask for an application at the Reference Desk of the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.

This First Friday with a Local Author program is free and open to the public. The May program will take place in the upstairs conference room. Registration is not required. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat during this program. For more information, please call 304-0500 ext. 7235.

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.