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Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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Ministry & Mission Conference Featuring Author Becca Stevens at First Baptist Church, Asheville

May 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
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Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
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MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
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It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
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Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

Asheville Wordfest 2014(Photo top right, Laurey Masterton from Asheville Chamber of Commerce; 2nd photo, Laura Hope-Gill from www.thehealingseed.com) A webpage in progress!Asheville Wordfest, an annual…See More
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Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
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No More Happy Endings

*Sadness alert* This poem is a poem with a message, a dark, sad, depressing message that has been banging at the door of my mind for some time now just begging to be written. My muse finally decided…Continue

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No More Happy Endings

*Sadness alert* This poem is a poem with a message, a dark, sad, depressing message that has been banging at the door of my mind for some time now just begging to be written. My muse finally decided this was the time to let it out. I’m not sure if I’m done tinkering with it but…I just had to write it and publish it. Please take the message seriously because it’s a problem that is troubling a lot of families and loved ones.No More Happy EndingsHer life had become full of Cold lonely nights and…See More
Nov 2, 2011
Bruce Hoch posted a discussion

No More Happy Endings

*Sadness alert* This poem is a poem with a message, a dark, sad, depressing message that has been banging at the door of my mind for some time now just begging to be written. My muse finally decided this was the time to let it out. I’m not sure if I’m done tinkering with it but…I just had to write it and publish it. Please take the message seriously because it’s a problem that is troubling a lot of families and loved ones.No More Happy EndingsHer life had become full of Cold lonely nights and…See More
Oct 10, 2011
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Dream Memories

Dream MemoriesAs day slips away into nightThe trials and tribulations of life…Fade awayBehind the curtains of sleep and dreamsIn my mindWarm tropical breezes caress your skinThe playful splash of youFlits around the edges of my mindNo matter where my dreams take me…You’re thereAs the sun rises, it brightens the new dayand it reminds me of your beautiful smileYou’re the prize that awaits meAs the voyage of dreams nears its end The warmth of your lips linger…As nights twilight merges into dawns…See More
Sep 26, 2011
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Passion by GhosterB

 PASSION Lovers kiss…passionately Two hearts…begin to race She sighs, love blooms Time… Stands still.© 2011 by GhosterBSee More
Aug 31, 2011
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"Hello! Hope you're enjoying your time on The Read. The amount of talent and information here is amazing. When you have a moment, come on over and visit my blog at Mattie's Mysteries. Hope to see you soon! Mary"
Jun 10, 2011
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Black

Black Black, Lord I never realized There were so many shades of… Black. Blacker, The ebony darkness…all around me, I’m trying not to drown. Lost… Lonely, drawn ever deeper. Oh Lord, it’s so dark...  I just can’t see! Blackness, Coming down all around me, Smothering me…drowning me. Drawing the life right out of me… And yet… I’m still holding on. Hope, The blackness…fading to gray Lord I swear it’s getting brighter, better. God… what’s coming over me? Colors, Rainbows of colors, bringing…See More
Jun 7, 2011
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To Me

 To MeShakespeare once wrote; “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” And do you know what? I think he got it right. How can I be so constrained…so limited? Because you my love are the beauty… That everything else should be compared too. You are the one perfect rose…in a…See More
Jun 3, 2011
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Should I Go or Should I Stay

 Should I Go or Should I Stay?                                               I knocked on your doorBut no-one was homeSo I sat down on your front steps and thought…Should I go or should I stayBoy that’s the question of the dayBabe you have your own wayAnd I love that about youYou’re sexy and…See More
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Vinegar and Oil

These are song lyrics that I wrote for my creative writing class. The piece is supposed to be sung in a bluesy, soulful way, kind of like something Norah Jones or Ray Charles would sing. Vinegar and Oil No matter what we do No matter how hard we try It always stays the same girl                                            Baby you know it’s true We’re just like vinegar and oil We don’t go together very well Unless we’re shaken up or stirred                                                   We…See More
May 13, 2011
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Missing You

 Missing YouI saw the sunriseAnd its beauty touched my soulAnd of course…I thought of youYou’ve been on my mind so much latelyI miss you…I need youThe warm summers breezeWhispered through the rippling leavesAnd spoke to my heartAnd of course…I thought of youYou’ve been gone for so long nowI miss you…I…See More
May 12, 2011
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A Cold November Day

A Cold November DayA lost and lonely woman  shivered and closed her eyes, As memories of much loved yesterdays ran through her tortured mind. Though it seemed like only yesterday, It had been a year since God had called her man away. Leaving her standing there lost and lonely... On a cold November…See More
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At 10:13am on June 10, 2011, Mary A. Berger said…

Hello! Hope you're enjoying your time on The Read. The amount of talent and information here is amazing. When you have a moment, come on over and visit my blog at Mattie's Mysteries. Hope to see you soon!

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