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Valerie Nieman posted a blog post

Mountain Words, Mountain Music

Appalachian poet, musician, and raconteur Kirk Judd has a new book and CD package out, "My People Was Music." I thought I'd share part of a Goodreads review I did of the book - I think members of The Read would enjoy this.There is no gussying-up here. This is the plain hard rock undergirding Appalachia. This is the sound of water rushing, the clawhammer banjo sound, the crack of a wedge as it splits that cross-grained stump of oak. Kirk Judd has been making poems for a long time, but like a…See More
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Valerie Nieman at City Lights at City Lights Books

July 16, 2015 from 10:30am to 12pm
Coffee With the Poet - Valerie Nieman will read from and discuss her new poetry collection, "Hotel Worthy," poems of love, loss, and survival. See More
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New Story Published by Deep South Magazine: "Nothing But A House"

It's always an honor to have a new story selected and published, this time by Deep South Magazine -- which I recommend for its coverage of all things Southern and, in particular, its attention to Southern literary voices.Read the story here: "Nothing But A House" by Gary CarterComments are always welcome. Deep South Magazine actually has a unique comment section following each story.See More
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Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason

Asheville thriller writer Mason broods with the bestby Rob Neufeld             “Everything you need for measuring a person,” Dee Vess, the heroine and narrator of Jamie Mason’s novel, “Monday’s Lie,” reflects, “can be found in the nature of what he chooses to hide from everyone else.”            It’s a sign of how…See More
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West End Poetry and Prose Reading Series March Reading at West End Bakery

March 14, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We are back for a new Spring session of our Poetry and Prose Reading Series! We hope you are able to join us again Saturday, March 14th, 7pm at the West End Bakery for a wonderful Free family-friendly evening of prose, poetry and storytelling from a group of fabulous local writers.This month we will be featuring: Tommy HaysCaroline Wilson Dalton Dayand Leah ShapiroHosted by Lockie Hunter and our friends at the West End Bakery Cathy Cleary and Krista Stearns.See More
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William Forstchen discussing his Pillar to the Sky at Bell Library at Montreat College

March 24, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Dr. William Forstchen will be the guest author at the Montreat Community Book Club on March 24, 2015 at Bell Library, Montreat College at 3:00.  He will be discussing his novel Pillar to Sky Public is invited.See More
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Asheville Poetry Review 20th Anniversary Anthology--and event

Asheville Poetry Review produces 20-year anthologyby Rob Neufeld             The two most remarkable things about the Asheville Poetry Review have been its diversity and quality.  Yes, Asheville, you’ve got a poetry journal of special note here.            Now, 20 years after its locally born…See More
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Carolina McMullen Reading & Signing at City Lights Bookstore

March 14, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Carolina McMullen will read from her new novel Vicenta de Paul on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. As the first novel of her Not Here to Stay series, Vicenta de Paul tells of a baby who is abandoned by her young mother at an orphanage in Rota, Spain in 1914.  She is later adopted by a wealthy couple and raised in the peaceful coastal area of Rota, away from the busy city. Everything seems fine until her mother begins to suffer from depression.  Vicenta pulls through…See More
Mar 7
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Murders, Moonshine & Mountaineers Book Discussion & Signing at The Market on Oak

March 21, 2015 from 11am to 12pm
The Market on Oak in Spruce Pine will host Allen Cook, author of Murders, Moonshine & Mountaineers: The Wildest County in America on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11A.M.Moonshine, Murder & Mountaineers recounts a time around the turn of the 19th century when moonshiners and desperadoes faced off against the law in epic battles that made national headlines. The book focuses on events from an area in western North Carolina that held the reputation as the wildest county in America (book has…See More
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Haywood County Bookmania

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Haywood County Bookmania

Time: August 1, 2009 all day
Location: The First Presbytarian Church
Street: 305 N. Main Street
City/Town: Waynesville
Website or Map: http://www.osondubooksellers.…
Phone: 828-456-8062
Event Type: book, fair
Organized By: Margaret Osondu
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2009

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Osondu Booksellers proudly presents Haywood County Bookmania. This is our 4th festival of authors books and readers.
We have 49 distinguished authors attending.
Fiction, Mystery, Children's, Regional History, Non-fiction,Nature, Hiking and Poetry will all be represented by these fine writers.
There will be a Writing Workshop called The Writer's Tool Kit presented by Vicki Lane. Call to register for this free workshop.
There will be a presentation in the afternoon with Dr. Lin Stepp called For the Love of The Smokies.
The schedule for speakers will be available on Osondu Booksellers web-site.

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Comment by Kathryn Magendie on July 22, 2009 at 12:19pm
Looking forward to being an author there - how exciting!
Comment by Amy T Wilder Osondu on July 20, 2009 at 10:45pm
Sorry I can't attend from here but it sounds amazing and and I hope that all have a great time. August 1st is a great festival day.
Comment by Judith Toy on July 20, 2009 at 7:16am
Am so sorry not to be able to be there. What a delightful event this will be. The right people will be there! Sending light and blessings! Judith
Comment by Sally Mackert on July 19, 2009 at 10:07am
Margaret - Great publicity AND author line-up! Congrats to you and Allison!! Just give me my marching orders, and I'll be there "with bells on." - :)
Comment by Mary Jane Holt on July 19, 2009 at 12:39am
I am very much looking forward to June 1 - thanks for the invitation!

mj
Comment by Jack R.Pyle on July 18, 2009 at 7:29pm
Please check with Margaret. It is my understanding that Taylor Reese and I are both invited because of the two "moon" books that are co-written. We are looking forward to coming to this event again .

I am not the brightest with computers. Ihope I've done this right.

jack
Comment by Gary Carden on July 18, 2009 at 7:06pm
No storytellers or playwrights on the agenda, I see.
Comment by Angela Dove on July 18, 2009 at 5:29pm
I think we're all going to have a wonderful time. Thanks for all the effort you and Allison have put into this!
Comment by Danny Bernstein on July 18, 2009 at 4:57pm
Hi Margaret:
I am looking forward to participating in Bookmania. I'm glad that Osondu Booksellers appreciates the outdoors. See you soon.
Danny Bernstein
www.hikertohiker.com
Comment by Paula Tohline Calhoun on July 18, 2009 at 1:11pm
Looking forward to Bookmania. Thanks to Margaret Osondu for all her hard work!

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