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Peter McClay "M.C." Worley

"Great photo, Deborah!  Have you got some stories and details?"
Monday
Rob Neufeld posted discussions
Sunday
Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Discussing JHATOR at UCC in Norwell, MA

JHATOR was chosen as the summer read for the book club at the United Church of Christ in Norwell, MA.  Today, the Rev. Deborah Spratley hosted an author's brunch and discussion of the book with me and members of both the book club and writer's group at the church.One of the first things I learned from the group members, who are approaching the book from a Christian POV, is that starting the book with Anat, the vulture, was unsettling for most of them.  Of course, that is the point of Chapter…See More
Sunday
Rob Neufeld posted discussions
Saturday
Jerald Pope posted an event
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The Backyard as Metaphor: Poems on Cattle, Gardening & Goats: a Poetry Reading and Discussion with Tina Barr at Monte Vista Hotel

August 21, 2014 from 5:45pm to 7pm
The Black Mountain Author’s Guild will present nationally known poet, Tina Barr, this Third Thursday at 6pm at the Monte Vista Hotel. Ms. Barr will read a twenty minute series of poems set in Black Mountain, and will follow the reading with a discussion of her process for generating ideas in poems, with lots of audience interaction.  She will bring in a series of drafts demonstrating her revision process, from rough draft to published poem, and talk about fictionalizing elements so they move…See More
Aug 12
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Wishing Witch

Wishing WitchMy Halloween screenplay is funny as can be It’s funny how witchcraft is what we need to seeBrewing up trouble with all your classmates The teacher will get angry, make no mistakeCrazy riddles from a child can be so scary Being her classmate leaves you feeling waryYou may start a princess and end as a boar As her riddles will leave you in an uproarWill you return to normal after all this nonsense Is the question that has everyone in suspenseYou may not have believed in the…See More
Aug 11
City Lights Bookstore posted an event
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Timm Muth to Present His Fantasy Novel at City Lights Bookstore

August 30, 2014 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Jackson County resident, Timm Muth will read from and sign his new fantasy novel on Saturday, August 30th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  Disciple of the Flames chronicles the story of Darn, whose life as a herder’s son was hard, dirty and not in the least adventurous. Fate intervenes when on a journey with his father, a stranger saves Darn from a near fatal rousting by local bullies, eventually leading to Darn’s induction into a powerful religious and military order: The Disciple of…See More
Aug 9
Malaprop's Bookstore Cafe posted events
Aug 9
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted blog posts
Aug 7
Sharon Gruber posted an event
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Social Function of Narrative in Appalachian Society with Charlotte Ross at Ferguson Auditorium - A-B Tech Campus

August 9, 2014 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Presented by the Asheville History Center - Smith McDowell House in conjunction with the exhibition Hillbilly Land:  Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture currently on view at the Smith McDowell House. Made possible through a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council.See More
Aug 6
Caralyn Davis posted a blog post

New Essay Published at Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review

My new essay "A Damn Fine Female Body Part" is live at the Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review. It is NSFW, covering the topics of curse words, sexual objectification, and the actor Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead, all in under 2,000 words! See More
Aug 5
Deborah Worley-Holman posted a photo

Peter McClay "M.C." Worley

My grandfatherm M.C. Worley 1894-1983 who was a musician and instrument maker.
Aug 5
Dave Turner posted a blog post
Aug 4
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Book discussions in WNC, August 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, AUGUST 2014Friday, August 1BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.Saturday, August 2 Sunday, August 3ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “Darius and Twig” by…See More
Aug 3
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Read All About It

READ ALL ABOUT ITStories all of 100 years old Bribery And Blackmail They have to be retoldDefinitions of words have surely changed as Kilts And Reefers are now explained.Two Kinds Of Success stories That Work Both Ways Stealing From Citiesand the Faithful Toby wayNo Poison In The Wallpaper is History Rewritten With A Humble Helperand Powerful CompetitionLike a Scene In A Play The Counterpane Got Smutty He Raised The Bid todaywas a story so funnyStriking A Light was crazy amazing but Obeying The…See More
Aug 3
Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

New web site posting

"When the Thief Gets Old," an update on Jet at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.comSee More
Aug 2

Top promos

Cats consume Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is at three locations with new book of poems in which cats command attention

Click on photo to see review..

Historic photo

What kind of kid grew up to build the Jackson Building? Read background story, see larger image.

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Great Smokies Review

New issue of Great Smokies Review features Caralyn Davis, David Schulman, Cathy Argella, Tina Barr & others..

Click on photo to see issue..

Grant for Sandburg

The National Park Foundation gives grant to Sandburg site for Active Trails program

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Boosinger does Bascom

Folksinger Laura Boosinger talks about and performs Bascom Lamar Lunsford music at A-B Tech, June 7. Click on photo for more info.

Ralph Burns retrospective

Asheville photographer Ralph Burns opens his show at the Asheville Art Museum, Mar. 29. Photo to left is Festividad de Nuestra de Guadalupe #1.

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Bobby Norfolk pitches first stories

Award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk kicks off Stories on Asheville's Front Porch, June 28

Click on photo to learn more. 

Who's Reading What in WNC?

See what book discussion groups in the region are gathering to talk about in August. Click on the image to learn more.

New books from WNC

See about new books by WNC authors, including Bearwallow by Jeremy Jones; Firehammer by Ric Hunter; and Stones of Remembrance by 7 authors.

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Welcome readers...

Welcome readers to your world--your place, programs, and website--with a sponsored feature in this spot.

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Features

War vet bird artist

Michael Francis Reagan creates a fiction that stems from WNC mountains and contributes to war veterans' expressive efforts.  Read review.

North Toe legacies

Read Parts 1 - 3 of "Spruce Pine and North Toe: The History and the Vision," a story-filled demonstration of values.

The very poorest

Katherine Boo's prize-winning book about a Mumbai is reviewed and up for discussion.  Read more.

Interview with a laureate

Joseph Bathanti, N.C. Poet Laureate talks about his new books and more; he speaks at Hot Springs Visitors Center, Aug. 19.  Read story and interview.

 

Clear-cutting Year One

What year did the clear-cutting of our forests begin?  What myths have been spread about mountain people?  Read the logging story.

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Bobby Hicks

The Thomas Wolfe House  features mountain music w/ living legend and other pickers, Sept. 13.  Learn more.

Spruce Pine & North Toe

Keep up with the story-filled saga of the Mitchell-Avery County region, from the stowaway William Wiseman, through the heritage-keeping Wisemans and Houstons, up to the present prospects..  Read Part 1 of a 4-part series,.

Black Mountain time skip

Jerry Pope sends a hapless groom 2/3 of a century back in time in Black Mountain.  Read more.

 

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Community and Local History

McKinney family legacy of joy

Through several generations in Mitchell County, the McKinneys have passed on a legacy.  Read story.  

Hogs on our mind

Story about how hogs shaped WNC culture refers to John Weaver, Robert Morgan, & Tipper Pressley.

Innocence Project, dateline 1808

Henry West went to the scaffold, was saved last minute, and was later exonerated.  Read Asheville history story

See more Community and Local History features.

Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Joseph Bathanti (left) presents his poetry, Hot Springs Visitor's Center, Aug. 19.

Fred Chappell (right) presents his new poetry collection, "Familiars," Malaprop's, Aug. 21; Fountainhead Bookstore, Aug. 22.

Seven authors read from their works at the Booktopia Authors' Celebration, Malaprop's, Aug.                                 23.

AND MORE.

Blog Posts

Discussing JHATOR at UCC in Norwell, MA

Posted by Christine Lajewski on August 17, 2014 at 5:35pm

Wishing Witch

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 11, 2014 at 5:09pm

Broken Souls

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 7, 2014 at 7:54am

The Warmth Of Homemade

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 6, 2014 at 8:04am

New Essay Published at Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review

Posted by Caralyn Davis on August 5, 2014 at 1:00pm

Struggling to find a good proofreader?

Posted by Dave Turner on August 4, 2014 at 8:47am

Read All About It

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 3, 2014 at 9:16am

New web site posting

Posted by Christine Lajewski on August 2, 2014 at 5:38pm

New Future Of The Internet

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on July 28, 2014 at 4:17pm

Does anyone need a good proofreader?

Posted by Dave Turner on July 2, 2014 at 9:21am

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