January 17, 2022

Guest Presentations at Ephesus Library

Frye Gaillard will be speaking at the Ephesus Public Library on August 19

Frye Gaillard will be speaking at the Ephesus Public Library on August 19

(Ephesus) — On Tuesday night, August 19th, at 6:00 p.m., Ephesus Public Library will have presentations by two authors and journalists, Frye Gaillard and Rheta Grimsley Johnson. 

Gaillard wrote the acclaimed book Watermelon Wine: Remembering the Golden Years of Country Music, exploring themes of musical rebels such as Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash, the growing divide between country and folk music, the role of God and gospel, and Southern rock’s increasing influence. 

Mr. Gaillard is a native of Mobile, Alabama. A former Southern Editor of the Charlotte Observer and Founding Editor of Novello Festival Press, he has written nineteen books and co-edited four literary anthologies. 

Ms. Johnson is the author of Hank Hung the Moon, a tale of Hank Williams, the people he influenced, and stories you haven’t heard about the late country crooner.

She has covered the south for over 3 decades as a reporter and columnist, was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, and was inducted into the Scripps Howard Newspapers Editorial Hall of Fame. 

Syndicated by King Features, Johnson’s columns now appear in about 50 papers nationwide. She is the author of two other books. Please join us at Ephesus Library for an interesting night with these two authors!

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