Event: “Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville” by Marla Milling

Title: Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville.

Speaker: Marla Milling

Date: Wednesday, August 30th

Time: 12:00 to 1:00

Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library, Lower Level


Local historian and author Marla Milling will talk about her new book, Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville.

Come hear about the stories behind the stories and where she finds her stories. Marla will tell you, “I’ll knock on anyone’s door.” Marla writes about things many locals don’t know about!

As in Marla’ Milling’s first book, Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History, she again traces the people and places that make her hometown a truly unique city. She’s a full-time freelance writer and serves as a Contributing Editor for Blue Ridge Country magazine, freelance staff writer for TheManual.com, and freelance staff writer for Match.com. In addition, she writes frequently for the Asheville-based monthly magazine Capital at Play, WNC Parent/Asheville Citizen-Times, and other publications.

Marla grew up in the Skyland area of south Buncombe County, where she graduated from T.C. Roberson High School. She went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She lives in north Asheville with her two teenagers, Ben and Hannah, and four cats. Her roots run deep in the WNC mountains, with ancestors on both sides going back for many generations.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Room with support from Mountain Xpress.

Post by Zoe Rhine North Carolina Room Librarian

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