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Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches at Available at all bookstores

September 1, 2014 all day
Mercer University is pleased to announce the release of Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches, by North Carolina's own Renea Winchester. This is the second in the Farmer Billy series and Winchester's third book. See More
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Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Kids Love For Animals

Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )Children’s favorite shows are of animals I have hours in a playlist that are laughable Like a camera pecking rooster and fun monkeysTo a mom and a baby miniature donkeysVideos of wild turkeys and charming geese Ducks in water and chicks learning to speak Dazzling ostrich and many free birdsSome you would not want to move towardsA large unique animal is the alligator The total opposite of the caterpillar Camels and alpacas are tall and exquisiteBut they spit at you…See More
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Not for Children Only:Children's Classics for Adults at Pack Memorial Library

September 11, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SIGN UP NOW FOR "LET'S TALK ABOUT IT" BOOK DISCUSSION AT PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARYIf you'd like to learn more about great children's literature, Pack Library is offering a free "Let's Talk About It" book discussion program, Not for Children Only: Children’s Classics for Adults. This six-part series runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Thursday beginning September 11. Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss eight children's books, from traditional fairy tales to modern…See More
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )Create designer Christmas tree From squash, to bread, and fun cookiesInstructions made so easily One from red hat societyHome from the heart season theme Star wars made a holiday sceneWonderland can be of little lambs Making ornaments with your handsWhatever your style or budget Your personal touch can be tropicFocal point of your home can be Inspired by glamorous jewelryWe can help you get great ideas With animals and birds all right hereMy playlist has…See More
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Tractor Pulls

Tractor Pulls ( Poem )America’s passion tractor haul Ford and Farmall want to take it all Showcasing your tractor is never dullCase give a strong performance callSee a smokey John Deere tractor Unleash yourself in an Oliver Massey Ferguson speeds uncoveredAs International pulls with no effortWhite’s power with high tractive force As McCormick is running the course Agricultural machinery CompetitionFun family oriented tractor pullin’Opportunities may come and go You all know it’s a successful…See More
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Dan Rice, Black Mountain College artist--show and talks

Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among The Poets An exhibition, Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among the Poets, goes up at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Sept. 5, 2014, and stays up through Jan.10, 2015.  There's a free opening reception on Friday, September 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.; and it features a gallery talk by curator Brian E. Butler at 7:00 p.m. A full-color catalogue will be…See More
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In 1937, ex-slaves in Asheville bore witness

Interviews with former slaves in Asheville strike the heartby Rob Neufeld             Every day we see and feel the beauty of the world and of humanity.  But history sometimes shows us how wrong things can go, and we wonder why we are vulnerable to such aberrations.            One of the most powerfully distressing examples of human cruelty and suffering comes from the testimony of M.L. Bost, an African American former slave who moved to Asheville from Newton, and spoke with Marjorie Jones of…See More
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Woodsmen Day

Woodsmen Day ( Poem)Sport using handsaws With a toothed edge blade One or two handed sawingOn a woodsmen fair dayTraditional log rolling Is a lumberjacks technique Style used in river drivingThe illustration is uniqueSpringboard tree is branchless With live action you can’t beat Platform board is dangerousA risk if you competeBlock ax chopping Is a loggers sport indeed Hard on your back swingingBe careful of your feetWoodsmen day activities Is part of the fair you see I bring it all to my…See More
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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
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Jerald Pope posted an event

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
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014  

Friday, Aug. 22

FRED CHAPPELL: Former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell presents his new poetry collection, “Familiars,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. $5 tickets. Call 697-1870.

Saturday, Aug. 23

NATIVE PLANTS: Janet Lilley, Linda McFarland, and Dr. Dan Pittillo, co-authors of “Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge,” discuss native plants at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

SUPREME LIAR: Wallace Shealy, the “Southeast Bold-Faced Liar Champion,” and President of the Asheville Storytelling Circle, tells stories on the front porch of the Smith McDowell House, 283 Victoria Lane, Asheville, 4 to 6 p.m., in connection with ongoing exhibit, “Hillbilly Land.”  Call 253-9231.

CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS: Authors Krista Bremer, Wiley Cash, Kim Church, Denise Kiernan, Ariel Lawhon, E. Lockhart, and Anthony Marra speak and sign books at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MARK POWELL: Mark Powell presents his new novel, “The Sheltering,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.

Sunday, Aug. 24

READER’S THEATER: The Autumn Players present a reading of “The Lion in Winter” by James Goldman in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 2:30 p.m. $6 per ticket. Call 251-6140.

FRED CHAPPELL: Fred Chappell presents his new poetry collection, “Familiars,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Limited seating; tickets available with purchase of book. Call 456-6000.

WILEY CASH: Wiley Cash discusses his work, including “A Land More Kind Than Home,” at the Cathedral of All Souls, 3 Angle St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Donations benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. Call 274-2681.

QUEER GIRLS LITERARY READING SERIES: Queer writer girls read from their original works at The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. $3 admission. Email

Tuesday, Aug. 26

MARTHA WOODROOF: NPR contributor Martha Woodroof presents her debut novel, “Small Blessings,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

WRITING WORKSHOP: Historian Sam Uhl presents a memoir-writing workshop, “When Objects Speak: How Personal Objects Evoke Memory and Story,” at The Ugly Mug, 2425 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville, 9 a.m. Call 693-9999.

MARY JOYCE: Mary Joyce discusses her books, “Cherokee Little People Were Real” and “Tangible Evidence of Jesus” at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 11 a.m. Reservations required. Call 356-2507.

CATHERINE FAHERTY: Catherine Faherty discusses her book, “Autism… What Does It Mean To Me?” with guests Jade McWilliams and Ray Hemachandra at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

RUN WITH THE WOLVES SALON: Andrea Olson discusses the ninth chapter of “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, Aug. 28

WRITING GROUP: The Creative Writing Group meets to work on all kinds of creative writing at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 1 p.m. Call 743-0215.

TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “Severina” by Rodrigo Rey Rosa at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, Aug. 29

JON SEALY: Jon Sealy presents his new novel, “The Whiskey Baron,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.

Saturday, Aug. 30

DISCIPLE OF FLAMES: Local author Timm Muth presents his debut fantasy novel, “Disciple of Flames,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

JEANIENE FROST: Jeaniene Frost presents the first novel in the Broken Destiny series, “The Beautiful Ashes,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

LASHUNDA SMITH: Lashunda Smith signs her new book, “I Double Dare You to Dream,” at Olive or Twist, 81 Broadway St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 254-0555.

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