The Rupert Public Library’s Tea Time on the Trail featured a lecture on the Midland Literary Trail and a focus on the West Virginia book collection at the Rupert Public Library. Belinda Anderson, an award-winning freelance writer, is the author of four books.
Her lecture featured West Virginian authors who live or have lived along the Midland Trail, Route 60. The trail began in Huntington and finished in White Sulphur Springs.
The authors highlighted were Tom Kromer, Huntington; Booker T. Washington, Malden; Denise Giardina, Charleston; Mary Lee Settle, Charleston; and Margaret Montague, White Sulphur Springs.
Local authors living along the Midland Trail were Sharon Canfield Dorsey, Charmco; Carl Canfield, Charmco; Janis Harvey, Rupert; and Eddie Keeney, Rupert.
Several local authors were available for book signings including Eric Fritzius, Courtney Smith, Nancy Richmond, Kate Dooley, and Belinda Anderson
A lovely tea was planned by library trustee Janice Welsh. She was assisted by Cora Davis, Deloris Lilly, Emily Welsh, Adrea Welsh, and Carol McClung. Janice decorated eight tables with tea cups and saucers, tea pots, cloth tablecloths and napkins, dinner plates and silver forks. She also prepared a vast array of tea time delicacies.