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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Celebrate National Library Week at Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Montreat, NC

April 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Patti Callahan, author of the recent novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Don W. King author of Out of My Bone: the Letters of Joy Davidman, A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis, and Yet One More Spring: a Critical Study of Joy Davidman, will co-present on their works about Joy and her husband C.S. Lewis.  The event is free and open to the public on April 9, 2019 in Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College.Reception and Book signing to followSee More
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TWO NEW APPALACHIAN NOVELS

I have, just released two Appalachian Novels.OUT OF THE SHADOWS, begins deep in the Appalachian Mountains of in WNC. It is partly a true story about a young man who ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He meets another runaway, and they fall in love.A journey where he faced adversaries, but also success as he walked, hitchhiked, and made his way across the country.GONE LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND, is a story of three young people growing up in a farming community in the Appalachian…See More
Jan 28
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The Main Show

The Main Show: a story-poem stage presentation(part of  Living Poem)Program Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Reader: Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and in our minds,…See More
Jan 26
Don Talley posted a discussion

Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina were well aware of the hoopla of Hollywood.   In fact, Hollywood (or at least filmmaking) was already beginning to come to Western NC.I recently stumble across an article from the Jun 6 1926 issue of The Asheville Citizen Times which mentions that Hollywood Pictures Inc, was planning to film just south of Asheville, near Fairview.  But....was this really…See More
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Intermission

IntermissionHear audio by clicking mp3 attachment!(Part of poem, "Coalescence") I thought I might take a break at this point to look around,Now that I’m in the business of making things resound.It’s so nice to have the luxury of being carefree. If you stop and sit back and try to take in everything,It stuns you and you can’t focus on anythingUntil something crops up, and what…See More
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Coalescence

The Main Show: A Story Poem Cycle(formerly, Coalescence) (part of  Living Poem)The Main Show  Program Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and…See More
Dec 11, 2018
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The Sultan's Dream

The Sultan’s Dream (Part of Living Poem) When it comes to walking, the jig’s up.No more fit lad sitting at the pub.No more flim-flam smiling with a limp. See how the legs totter and the torso leans.Do you know what a lame sultan dreams?Of reclining on a divan wearing pantaloons, Comparing his plight to a mountaineer’sNegotiating an icy bluff in a fierce wind,And then lounging in a tent to unwind. Which…See More
Nov 15, 2018
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The Tale of Ononis

The Tale of Ononis by Rob Neufeld Part 1: The Making of a Celebrity ❧  Hare Begins His Tale  Ononis was my region’s name.People now call it Never-the-same.I’ll start with the day a delivery came. The package I got was a devil’s dare,Swaddled and knotted in Swamp Bloat hairAnd bearing, in red, one word: “Beware!” Bloats are creatures from the Land of Mud Pies,Wallowing in waste with tightly closed eyesUntil fears bring tears and the bleary bloats rise.   ❧  Hare’s Colleagues  I asked my boss,…See More
Nov 9, 2018
Connie Regan-Blake posted an event

Drop Your Troubles: A Solo Storytelling Performance with Connie Regan-Blake at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

December 1, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join this internationally renowned storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she transforms a packed theater into an intimate circle of friends with old-timey charm, wisdom, and humor. We’ll also welcome the Singer of  Stories, Donna Marie Todd, who will perform her original story, “The Amazing Zicafoose Sisters.” Connie’s last two shows at BMCA have sold…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event will be hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, just a short drive from Asheville nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or order…See More
Oct 28, 2018

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The publishing world is changing radically; and we'll share ideas and information about creative options.

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Small Press challenges 1 Reply

Started by Kevin Morgan Watson. Last reply by Kathryn Magendie Jun 26, 2009.

ASHEVILLE: IN VERSE 3 Replies

Started by Allan Wolf. Last reply by Rob Neufeld Mar 12, 2009.

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Comment by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2010 at 9:25am
I've gotten some recent inquiries about publishing options from established and emerging writers. I'll ask them to joint this group. I also want to continue developing the "Who Publishes WNC Writers" page.
Comment by Dawn McCall on October 25, 2009 at 4:47pm
Hi Kevin,
I had a look at Lightning Source and was very impressed... enough so to submit an application. I use InDesign, so do not require any assistance in my formatting, layout, etc., so I think this might be a good switch for me at this time. It would also enable me to help others with getting their books published and I like that aspect greatly. I am only interested in the history/genealogy genre... perhaps I may become consumed with this new venture I have in mind and wait and see with the newspaper. Not that writing and research fail to use most of my time, but when we were publishing a weekly newspaper I have worked straight through a 50 hour time period just to meet my own deadlines and I really don't want to put myself in that kind of position again.
Thank you very much for the reply... I will be sure to let you know how it works out.
Comment by DONALD MAROTTA on October 24, 2009 at 6:37pm
What about local gazettes possibly appearing individually online--or in library directories--which may cover the field, but won't have widgets. Calling the Ghost Busters will not help, except if you think it will for momentary relief. Sorry about this last.marottadonald@gmail.com
Comment by Kevin Morgan Watson on October 24, 2009 at 5:42pm
Dawn,

I'm based out of Winston-Salem, but for Press 53 I use POD printing by Lightning Source, a division of Ingram. They are based in LaVergne, TN, and I have an excellent relationship with them. I think LULU is fine for very small runs and if you need help formatting your book. As for newsprint, I'm totally lost there. Can't help at all.
Comment by Dawn McCall on October 24, 2009 at 3:09pm
Kevin,
I currently use Lulu services and have had excellent results from it, although that could be the result of the marketing that I have personally done... what services are available in the Asheville area for printing, do you happen to know? My son and I used to publish our town newspaper through the Asheville Citizen Times press, but it is now shut down. After it shut down we had to go to a non Gannett owned press in SC because we had only a small circulation (Rosman is less than 500 people). We closed the newspaper out in November of last year, but I hope to start running at least a monthly or bi-weekly again this summer... so I am looking for both a newspaper press and a book press that is local.
Thanks.
Comment by Kevin Morgan Watson on October 24, 2009 at 2:44pm
Don, If by "uploaded publishing" you mean an ebook, I'm all for it. I don't acquire electronic rights to the books I publish, so the author is free to set up his or her book as an ebook for Kindle or the Sony reader and reap the rewards. I think ebooks can enhance hard copy book sales.
Comment by DONALD MAROTTA on October 22, 2009 at 7:11am
I am wondering whether uploaded publishing and simultaneous hard copy publishing are possible with the author's owning the copyright. Reply without a publisher's bias if you are considering this. By uploaded publishing, I do not necessarily mean Amazon or related megapublishers, which pay about 20%. Don Marotta
marottadonald@gmail.com
Comment by nancy dillingham on April 18, 2009 at 11:04am
Thanks for your reply/explanation. Would love to come on Wed; I have a class with Steven Samuels (Great Smokies Writing Program) and am scheduled to present a poem. Perhaps we can keep in touch.
Comment by Kevin Morgan Watson on April 17, 2009 at 10:10pm
Nancy,

You pose a good question that I am asked often. Usually, when I reprint a book it either what I consider a classic out-of-print book, like John Ehle's The Land Breakers, or Guy Owen's Journey for Joedel (coming soon), I also consider books that are currently out of print because the publisher closed its doors before the market potential for the book was met, like Marjorie Hudson's Searching for Virginia Dare. All of these books were out of print.

To take on a book that is still in print or has been self published (and I'm a big fan of self publishing), I would have to read it first and consider if I can bring anything new to the book that the previous publisher or the author did not. In other words, do I see the book having a whole new life which includes renewed sales. Plus, I would need to have a personal conversation with the author, because I would have lots of questions.

I'll be at Malaprop's this Wed, April 22, at 7 p.m. Stop by if you can and introduce yourself.
Comment by nancy dillingham on April 9, 2009 at 8:12pm
Hey Kevin, are you interested in looking at poetry and short story collections that are already in print. I published 4 books of poetry and short stories; I used the local WorldComm for the first three and published the fourth under "Big Ivy Books." I did layout, cover--everything--took it to Biltmore Press and they printed it. Would you have any interest in looking at my books? Wondered--since you say you are interested in poetry and short stories and that is what I write--am working on another collection at this time.
 

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