Author Evan Williams presents “Ripples”

Author Evan Williams presents "Ripples"

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FREE AUTHOR EVENT

Refreshments available for purchase

May 11 at 4:30 pm

No reservations required for this drop-in event. Questions?  please call the box office at 828-697-8547 or email us at info@thecenterai.com


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Author, Evan Williams


Author Evan Williams present "Ripples"

At 4 pm Evan will present his book Ripples. A brief Q&A with signing will follow. Come early for a chance to chat with the author, and receive an apple tree sapling.

In a small town swollen with secrets, a young boy puzzles his way through a minefield of societal expectations and Southern Baptist status quo. Ben Bramley has been granted an idyllic upbringing in a scenic mountain hamlet. With one set of grandparents living next door and the other a mile away, both family lines are involved in the area's widespread apple-growing heritage. But within this close-knit community, privacy is an illusion. When the promises of his faith fail him, Ben struggles alone with an unrecognizable life and becomes the unwitting repository of weighty secrets. Complex relationships fuel a story in which hypocrisy is an art form, change is impossible, and love is destructive.

Evan Williams entered his first writing competition in sixth grade, a county-wide agricultural conservation essay contest, and won second place along with a nifty plaque. RIPPLES draws heavily on his family's multigenerational apple-growing business. Surrounded by orchards, Evan writes from within a former apple storage shed—the same shed where he would steal away as a boy to enjoy quality reading time.

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Class Fee: Free with refreshments available for purchase