Nancie McDermott’s Author Events!
December 1 (Thursday)
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Page 158 Books 158 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC
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Joint Holiday Book-Signing with Fellow Cookbook Authors Debbie Moose and Bridgette Lacy. Page 158 turns their author events into Book Club Fiestas, with many faithful cookbook lovers in attendance AND bringing along food they have made from the author’s books! This will be delicious good fun, and a feast! Authors bringing food too, don’cha know?
December 4 (Sunday)
12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
I am so proud to have my cookbooks featured at the Smithsonian’s bookstores, and thrilled to be able to take part in The Smithsonian’s annual Holiday Festival. Come see me on Sunday 12/4 between noon and 2:00 pm. I will be in the bookstore and gift shop, visiting with museum-goers and signing three of my cookbooks: Southern Cakes; Southern Pies; and Southern Soups and Stews.
December 7 (Wednesday)
Quail Ridge Books 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC
Reading-Book Signing The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food
Here’s an event to get your mouth watering, and it’s not even one of our cookbook programs. Randall Kenan, editor of The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food, and several contributors share stories on Wednesday, Dec 7, 7 pm. From a Cape Fear shad fry, to “Mater Days”, to (of course) North Carolina barbecue, local writers share food stories heavy with state lore. Contributors attending: Randall Kenan, Nancie McDermott, Bridgette Lacy, Sophia Woo, Heather Newton, Lenard Moore, and Paul Cuadros.
December 9 (Friday)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Orange County Public Library 137 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC
Reading – Book Signing The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food.
Join us for a book signing and reading from The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food edited by Randall Kenan. Some of North Carolina’s favorite writers and chefs regale us with stories about the best meal, the best family tradition, a favorite recipe, the worst recipe, and the funniest meal. Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Tom Rankin, Jaki Shelton Green, and Michael Malone are a few of the local writers who contributed to the book. Authors at the reading TBD. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Purple Crow Books.
December 15 (Thursday)
Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro NC
Reading – Book Signing The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food
At the intersection of food and story, The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food offers a collection of food-related stories set in North Carolina, though geography is sometimes secondary to the main theme, which is food in any form: meals and manners, cooking and ingredients, recipes and recollections. Novelist Michael Parker writes about his mother’s reluctant, but exclamation-point-laden food column for her husband’s newspaper; Celia Rivenbark remembers her summer job at the only sit-down restaurant in her eastern Carolina hometown; chef and former vegetarian Cathy Cleary reveals what led her to sit down to a pork dinner. Bridgette Lacy celebrates mid-summer “Mater Days” in newsrooms of daily papers where she worked. Writer and goat farmer Tom Rankin writes about taking his goats to be slaughtered by a halal butcher from Afghanistan in Sanford. John McElwee takes us to the annual celebratory Blue Monday shad fry along the Cape Fear River. The collection is edited by Randall Kenan, an award-winning novelist and food writer. Some of North Carolina’s favorite writers regale us with stories: Lee Smith, Daniel Wallace, Marianne Gingher, Jill McCorkle, Jaki Shelton Green, Wayne Caldwell, Marcie Cohen Ferris, Michael McFee, Zelda Lockhart, Crook’s Corner’s popular chef Bill Smith, noted cookbook author Nancie McDermott, and many others.
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Author Talk: Southern Soups and Stews: A Taste of the South (Sample Nancie’s gumbo!)
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Author Talk: Southern Soups and Stews : A Taste of the South (Sample Nancie’s gumbo!)
October 13 – 16
Thursday – Sunday
Guest Chef for Thursday evening’s Welcome Dinner:
Brunswick Stew Supper
With Rainbows, Unicorns, Chutneys, and Pies by Nancie McDermott
Pop-Up Dinner featuring recipes from Southern Soups and Stews: A Taste of the South
October 25, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Author Talk: “Southern Cooking? There’s a Book for That!” Featuring Southern Soups and Stews: A Taste of the South (Sample Nancie’s gumbo!)
October 27 – 30
Thursday – Sunday
Conference program: (PDF)