Lost State Writers Guild



No regular Lost State Writers Guild meeting in July.

Speaker for the August 4 Lost State Writers Guild meeting in Bristol will be Gary Sizer. Gary is an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who has written a book about his experience, Where's the Next Shelter.
Excerpt from Gary's blog about his experiences on the trail as recounted in Where's the Next Shelter:
I hit the trail in ten days. Most of my "real world" cleanup has been done, and now I'm shifting my focus to the gear closet. Two weeks ago I was pricing flights to Manhattan and scoping restaurants; this morning I'm holding balled up long johns like fruit at the market. How much does that weigh versus how warm it is versus how often will I need it, and so on...
I'll leave Asheville, North Carolina on the morning of Saturday May 10th and head down to Amicalola or maybe just north to Springer Mountain, Georgia.. Choosing the latter bypasses the notorious eight mile approach trail, which veteran hikers advise adds nothing to the overall experience...
Billy (Bubba) Crawford, owner of Bubba's Book Swap, 331 E. Sullivan St., Kingsport, TN has been most supportive of local authors for several years. He displays books by local writers at the front of his store. Email Billy Crawford, or call and thank him for all his help.