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Area author to visit Piedmont

Joe Cobb to sign copies of book

POSTED: November 7, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Joe Cobb Crawford, who chronicled the hard-scrabble stories he heard as a boy, will sign copies of his book at the Piedmont College Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Nov. 7.

From 5–7:30 p.m. Thursday at 551 Georgia St. in Demorest, the author will sign copies of “Mountain Shadow Memories,” the third of his books about 20th century life in the Appalachian foothills. Copies of his two previous books, “The Poetry Company” and “When the Chickens Come Home to Roost,” will also be available.

Noted folk artist Ken Woodall of Demorest, whose work illustrates “Mountain Shadow Memories,” will also be in attendance.

Crawford started with technical writing in his career as an engineer. But his “real” writing began in earnest after a childhood memory he jotted down to share at a family reunion got a rousing reception. “Dog Gone Hogs” soon found a place in his first book, “The Poetry Company.”

For more information, call 706-776-0013 or email


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