Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes. (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater. Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark. Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past. At the east end, the 21st century reigns. Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away . Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
Clothes Lines: from 75 Western North Carolina Women Writers
To see all these writers well represented in a single volume is a treat and a service. It begins perfectly with a socker of a little poem by Isabel Zuber, about a woman revealing the hidden meaning of lace. Kathryn Stripling Byer has two poems in here, including "River Shawl," revealing the thoughts of a woman bound by her circumstances, as represented by her mother's shawl. In the account, "Inside the Mask," Cheryl Dietrich writes about a time in her Air Force career she had to don full chemical gear. It turns out to be a character transformation story. For people who know the region, there are a lot of friends here.
I, too, recommend this book, a little selfishly since I have a personal essay included in it. But to any readers who have asked me about my stories and novels: Is that you in the book? I can answer about my essay "Portrait in Chartreuse Satin" that's included in Clothes Lines: Yes, I am that character!