Literary events

High Point's One for the Books book store will hold a holiday open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday with authors Jerry Bledsoe and Wilt Browning. Bledsoe will sign copies of his new book, The Bare-Bottomed Skier (Down Home Press, $14.95), a collection of his humorous columns. Browing will sign copies of his memoir, Linthead: Growing up in a Carolina Cotton Mill Village (Down Home Press, $16.95).One for the Books is at 1220 N. Main St., High Point.

The Writers' Group is sponsoring a short-story reading by its members at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sternberger House, 712 Summit Ave., Greensboro. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information call 273-4044.

Fiction writer Tim Sandlin, author of Sex and Sunsets and Western Swing, will read from his works at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the faculty center of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Sandlin, who received his master's in creative writing degree from UNCG, has three other novels forthcoming. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where he works as a columnist for the Jackson Hole News.

North Carolina authors

Laurence Naumoff of Carrboro is one of 10 authors to receive a $30,000 Whiting Writers' Award from the New York-based Whiting Foundation. The awards are given to writers to recognize their achievements and support their future work.

Naumoff is the author of The Night of the Weeping Women, published in 1988 by Atlantic Monthly Press, and Rootie Kazootie, published this year by Farrar Straus and Giroux.

Louisiana State University Press has re-issued the book of poems that launched Fred Chappell's career as a poet. The World Between The Eyes ($7.95) includes 36 poems on subjects ranging from skin flicks to baseball to the slaughter of pigs.

Chappell, a professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has received the Bolligen Prize in Poetry and many other awards.

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