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Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South


June 27, 2024 12:00—1:00
“The Surprising Story of Apples in the South”
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Richmond, VA

August 24, 2024 1:00—2:00
Heritage Day Festival: Book Talk & Discussion on Virginia’s Apple History
Montgomery Museum

Montgomery Museum’s annual Heritage Day Festival offers over 40 vendors, live music, food trucks…plus a talk about the South and its apples inside the museum from 1:00 to 2:00. Free.
Christianbsurg, VA

August 28, 2024 6:00—8:00
Cider tasting and apple discussion: Diane Flynt and Eden Cider founder and new CEO of Shelburne Vineyards, Eleanor Leger, discuss cider, apples, terrior, the past and the future over glasses of cider and wine.
Shelburne Vineyards
Shelburne, VT

August 30, 2024 5:30—7:00
Virginia Apples & Cider—Past & Present: Talk and discussion with David Glaize, Old Town Cidery and Glaize Orchard with cider tasting and apple snacks. Free.
Handley Regional Library
Winchester, VA

September 17, 2024 6:45—7:30
Common Ground: Virginia History Book Group Discussion of Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived
Library of Virginia

September 27, 2024 6:00—7:00
Hart’s Grocery Author Series: Talk, Discussion and Cider Tasting with Kate Arscott-Mills, Molley Chomper Cider
Ashe County Public Library & Molley Chomper Cider
Lansing, NC

November 12, 2024 6:00—7:30
Virginia’s Apple & Cider Story—Past and Present: Talk, Discussion and Cider Tasting with MacKenzie Smith, Blue Bee Cider
Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden
Richmond, VA


January 8, 2024 12:30—2:00
Cider Industry Talk + Rare Bottle Share: bring a special bottle of cider and join a discussion with Diane Flynt about cider, cider apples, and the surprising history of cider in the South.
Botanist & Barrel
Asheville, NC

January 8, 2024 6:00—7:30
UNC Press Presents Elizabeth Engelhardt & Diane Flynt
Malaprops Books
Asheville, NC

February 20, 2024 4:00—6:00
Southern Apples Lost and Found: The People and Places Behind 300 Years of Apples in the South
Well Spring Retirement Community—Reception and book talk, open to the public.
Greensboro, NC

March 2, 2024 6:00
Dinner at Hickory with Chef Travis Milton
Hickory Restaurant, Nicewonder Farm & Resort
Abingdon, VA

March 3, 2024 3:00—4:00
Sunday With Friends: Book Talk and Discussion
Abingdon Public Library
Abingdon, VA

March 16, 2024 10:00—11:30
Southern Heritage Apple Orchard: Tree Sale & Book Talk
Horne Creek Living Historic Farm
Pinnacle, NC

March 22, 2024 5:00—6:30
Wine, Cider, & Terroir: A Discussion and Tasting of Wines and Ciders from France, Virginia, and California
The Lark Winespace
Athens, GA

March 23, 2024 9:00—4:00
Southern Apples: Past, Present and Future The morning session includes a book talk with highlights from Diane’s book, a discussion of two preservation orchards in Georgia, and a distinguished panel featuring Ann Marie Thornton, James Creek Cider House, Jason Bowen, Southern Heritage Apple Orchard, David Anderson, Eastern Band of the Cherokee, and Tim Mercier, Mercier Orchards. The afternoon session, which is a separate registration, is a grafting workshop with Josh Funder, Cherokee Country Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent. Register for one or both sessions.
Georgia Botanic Garden
Athens, GA

March 24, 2024 1:30—3:00
Virginia Festival of the Book—Book Talk, Discussion & Cider Tasting
James Monroe’s Highlands
Charlottesville, VA

April 10, 2024 6:30—8:00
Book Conversation, Cider Tasting, & Cheese Pairings—featuring new and rare vintages from James Creek Cider House
James Creek Cider House
Cameron, NC

April 17, 2024 5:00—7:00
A Conversation About Creative Career Changes, Deep Dives into History, and Southern Apples Call 919 886-0133 to reserve a spot
DressCode Style
Raleigh, NC

May 18, 2024 11:00—12:00
Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
“Apples to Apples” Book Discussion, Cultural Center
Greensboro, NC


September 9, 2023 12:30—1:15
Main Stage Keynote in Pack Square with Diane Flynt and Deb Freeman
Chow Chow Festival
Asheville, NC

September 14, 2023 6:30—8:30
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture & Conversation with Diane Flynt
JC Raulston Arboretum
Raleigh, NC
Author presentation and discussion with Free for Arborteum members.

September 16, 2023 2:00—3:00
Conversation with Diane Flynt and Chef, Author, and TV personality Sheri Castle
McIntyres Books
Pittsboro, NC

September 17, 2023 3:00—5:00
Local Author Meet and Greet at the Floyd Library
Sustain Floyd
Floyd, VA

October 1, 2023 2:00—3:00
Diane Flynt at Country Bookstore with James Creek Cider House
Country Bookstore
Southern Pines, NC

October 6—8, 2023
Apple Weekend with Diane Flynt
Southall Farm & Resort
Franklin, TN
Dinner, orchard walk, apple cooking demonstration, and more at the South’s most
inviting new farm resort.

October 14, 2023
Georgia Master Gardeners Conference
Gainesville, GA

October 15, 2023 4:00—6:00
Slow Food Conversation with Diane Flynt & David Shields
Atlanta Slow Food
The Little Tart Bakeshop

October 22, 2023 5:30—6:30
Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium Book Signing
Square Books
Oxford, MS

October 26, 2023 7:00—8:30
Author Night: Diane Flynt in Conversation with Virginia Tech’s Jacob Lahne
Blacksburg Books
Blacksburg, VA

October 28, 2023 10:00—12:00
Farmer’s Market Book Event with Main Street Books
Davidson Farmers Market & Main Street Books
Davidson, NC

October 28, 2023 4:00—6:00
Book Talk, Snacks & Treats with Andrea Reusing at Lantern Restaurant
Lantern Restaurant
Chapel Hill, NC

November 4, 2023 10:00—12:00
Books & Breakfast Treats with Brian Noyes of Red Truck Bakery
Red Truck Bakery
Marshall, VA

November 5, 2023 1:00—3:00
Apple & Cheese Tasting and Book Discussion
Charlottesville, VA

November 10, 2023 4:00—7:00
Food Lore Fridays with Diane Flynt
Troddenvale Cider
Warm Springs, VA

November 11, 2023 4:00—5:00
Book Talk and Cider Tasting
New Dominion Bookshop
Charlottesville, VA

November 15, 2023 1:00—2:30
The Legacy of Lee Calhoun and Tom Burford: Southern Apples Revisited
Heritage Apple Conference

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