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Don Hendershot & Brent Martin Reading

Join local authors Don Hendershot and Brent Martin at on Sunday, September 15, 5:00-6:00 pm for a casual reading, book signing and conversation.


Brent Martin spent the largest part of his adult life as a champion of the environment for organizations like Georgia Forest Watch, Land Trust of the Little Tennessee (now Mainspring Conservation Trust), and the Wilderness Society. Today Brent and his wife Angela Faye Martin live on the backroads of Cowee, NC where they have created Alarka Expeditions, an ecotourism and environmental education enterprise with a brand-new storefront at 423 E Palmer St, Franklin, NC. Brent has published several collections of poetry plus the book, Hunting for Camellias. Brent will be reading from his newest – a collection of essays titled The Changing Blue Ridge Mountains: Essays on Journeys Past and Present.


Don Hendershot’s column, The Naturalist’s Corner, has been in print since 1996. It has been a weekly and/or biweekly fixture in the Smoky Mountain News since 1999. Don has written for local and national magazines like Our State, Smoky Mountain Living, Native American Journal, and more. Don has received awards from the Western North Carolina Sierra Club, Wild South, and the International Regional Magazine Association. A Year from the Naturalist’s Corner: Volume I is Don’s first book. It is a collection of columns progressing weekly from January 1 to December 31.


Brent and Don have been friends for more than a decade and share a passion for wilderness, wild places, and wild spaces but disagree vehemently on the virtues of IPAs vs. stouts & porters.

Earlier Event: September 13
Beer Tasting with Southbound Brewing Company
Later Event: September 19
Acoustic Jam with Main St. NoTones