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Uploaded on Sep 30, 2011
A historic gathering and program of famous authors, poets, speakers, artists and musicians at the old Jackson County, North Carolina courthouse (now part of the new Library Complex), to celebrate the publishing of a new book published by Voices from the American Land about the Great Smoky Mountains landscape and heritage. The MC is award winning poet Thomas Rain Crowe. Participants include Charles Frazier, Wayne Caldwell, George Ellison, John Lane, Keith Flynn, Barbara Duncan, Brent Martin and others. Music is provided by the Ian Moore Song & Dance Bluegrass Ensemble. The two + hour event is divided into six YouTube sections. The first section includes Introductions, music and speaker Matt Tooni, a spokesman from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee.