Local authors in the spotlight at Polk County Historical Museum’s next event

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The Polk County Historical Association has announced its next event is about the local authors who live or used to reside in Polk County. The intent is to better promote and inform residents about our “Not So Famous Writers of Polk County.” Occasionally our neighbors are published authors and we aren’t aware of it.


“Polk County has quite a few authors that are not commonly known,” said Becky Hudson, program chairman and PCHA Board Member. “We want to encourage our local writers to participate so they can demonstrate what talent we have in the community.”

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At the present time, the Historical Association has authors Robin Edger, Joe Epley, Garland Goodwin, Mary Neal Jones, Mike McCue, Susan Speight and others who plan to give a description of their book, and have copies of their books for sale. The plan is to have a book fair of sorts with the authors. They will be on hand from 2 p.m  to 5 p.m.


Lanier Library officials will be at the event to talk about their organization and share what they are currently working on. The library has put together a special exhibit of famous authors who wrote in Tryon that will also be on display.


The event will begin at 2 p.m. inside the Polk County Historical Museum on April 12. The event is free to attend and the public is invited. The museum is located in downtown Columbus at 60 Walker Street. 


Submitted by John Vining