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Upcoming events at South Main Book Co.

South Main Book Co. has added a children’s book reading to its schedule.

Each Saturday at noon through July 28, children can come to listen to a new reader and a new book.

On Friday, June 22, the book store will have a regional author signing from 6-7:30 p.m.

Go downstairs for the Gallery Gallop and meet Sabrina Hough, Barbara Lawing, Frank Morelli, Karen Fritz and Jim Gulledge, who will sign their books.

On June 26, South Main will host “Happy Hour with an Author” featuring Susan Boyer, a Rowan County native who writes the series of Lowcountry mysteries featuring Liz Talbot.

She will bring her new book, “Lowcountry Bookshop.” There will be drinks, appetizers and conversation.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $20 and include a signed copy of the book.

Seating is limited, so call 704-630-9788 to make reservations.

South Main Book Co. is a 110 S. Main St.

Summer writing workshops

The Writers’ Workshop is offering classes for beginning and experienced writers. Each class meets on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville.

Registration is in advance only, at www.twwoa.org. Classes are $75 each, or $70 for Workshop members. Financial assistance is available for low-income writers in exchange for volunteering.

For more info, contact writersw@gmail.com or call 828-254-8111.

June 23: Building Your Online Platform with Alison Law

For writers who are nearing publication, this class is a must. A solid online presence and an understanding of the market is crucial to getting your book in the hands of as many readers as possible. Participants will learn the steps you need to take — and when you need to take them — to build your online author platform. Bring paper and pen to the class rather than laptops.

Law is a professional writer, publicist, and marketing and media consultant based in Atlanta, GA. She has worked for many years with authors and book publicity firms, and is a board member of the Decatur Writers Studio and the Georgia Center for the Book.

June 29: Writers’ Group & Potluck

Please bring some writing to share, and a covered dish. Meets at 387 Beaucatcher Road from 6-8:30 p.m. RSVP 48 hours in advance at writersw@gmail.com

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