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Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri--and book discussions

How Lahiri’s “The Lowland” excites discussionby Rob Neufeld             When an American woman in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Lowland,” realizes how she has, in her mind, objectified a certain childhood horror, she flashes to her Calcutta grandma, who “used to spend her days overlooking a lowland, a pair of…See More
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Iris Press just released a new book of my poems, Kaleidoscope!  These are poems written over the last 10 years, set in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina---!See More
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Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR

I just posted a new blog entry describing the real places frequented by my characters--human and animal--in my novel. Most of the action in JHATOR takes place in these beautiful natural spaces that are protected throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Whether you have read my book or not, I hope you will visit them if you are traveling through the area.You can read "Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR" as well as excerpts from my novel, at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.comSee More
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Kathryn Byer & Richard Krawiec Joint Poetry Reading at City Lights Bookstore

June 14, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Kathryn Byer and Richard Krawiec will be reading from their new collections of poetry on Sunday, June 14th at 1 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Kathryn’s new chapbook from Jacar Press, The Vishnu Bird, is both a memorial and memoir in lyric poetry. This clean-spoken, deeply-felt chapbook remembers the poet’s dear friend by tracing his vocation of anthropology, and honoring his spiritual depth through vignettes from the speaker’s own past. Richard Krawiec will…See More
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Steven Harvey at Writers Circle at Writers Circlle around the Table

June 27, 2015 from 10am to 1pm
Writing workshop with Steve Harvey, retired professor at YHC and on faculty for Ashland University MFA.See More
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Liars Bench Presents "An Old Time Appalachian Christmas With Randy Flack" at the MHC at WCU Mountain Heritage Center auditorium

December 13, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
“An Old Time Appalachian Christmas With Randy Flack” Liars Bench To Play At WCU Mountain Heritage Center.”The Liars Bench is proud to present “An Old Time Appalachian Christmas with Randy Flack” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium Thursday December 13 at 7:00 pm. Member stars…See More
Dec 6, 2012
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Liars Bench To Play "Birdell" Show At WCU Mountain Heritage Center at WCU Mountain Heritage Center auditorium

November 15, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
“Dramatic performance of “Birdell” to be centerpiece of Liars Bench benefit show at WCU Mountain Heritage Center.”Sylva November 5, 2012—Thursday November 15 at 7:00 pm The Liars Bench presents “Birdell” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Centerauditorium. “Birdell,” a dramatic monologue by Gary Carden starring Bobbie Curtis, is the story of a defiant mountain woman forced off her land by the TVA caused rising waters of Fontana Lake. Carden has announced that this show will be a benefit for the…See More
Nov 7, 2012
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“Appalachian Spook Tales” Liars Bench To Play At WCU Mountain Heritage Center.” at WCU Mountain Heritage Center auditorium

October 18, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
"The Liars Bench presents southern Appalachian fright tales at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center.”Thursday October 18 at 7:00 pm The Liars Bench presents “Appalachian Spook Tales” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member Stars Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Paul Iarussi; guest Star storyteller Dot Jackson; and the Tuckaseegee Boys, Ethan Fortner, Russel Messer, and Wyatt Messer perform Southern Appalachian 'scary' in story and song on one stage. Free Admission.Carden said “I've been a…See More
Oct 14, 2012
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Liars Bench Show at WCU Mountain Heritage Day at WCU Mountain Heritage Center auditorium

September 29, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Please don't miss the Liars Bench Show in the Mountain Heritage Center Auditorium at the WCU Mountain Heritage Day Festival. Liars Bench Stars Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Paul Iarussi, Barbara Duncan, and the Tuckaseigee Boys will be delighting you with their music and songs and Gary will tell you the astounding story of the life of Cherokee Chief Osley Bird Saunooke. Free Admission! All Welcome. Show starts at 1:30 pm in the MHC auditorium. Don't be late.See More
Sep 28, 2012
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Liars Bench Show To Play 9th Annual Franklin, NC Folk Festival at Franklin, NC Folk Festival

July 21, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Liars Bench Show To Play 9th Annual Franklin, NC Folk Festival Coming up Saturday July 21, two BIG Liars Bench Shows at the 9th Annual Franklin Folk Festival in downtown Franklin, NC. Go here for more info on the festival: http://www.franklinfolkfestival.com/ . Gary, Lloyd, Paul, and probably a mystery guest or two will be performing at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm above and adjacent to Peebles Department Store. Admission is FREE. Come see us!…See More
Jul 19, 2012
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Liars Bench Show to Play Encore Show at Macon County Library at Macon County Library

July 12, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Liars Bench Fans!  Coming up this Thursday July 12 at 7pm your favorite Liars Bench Stars will be at the Macon County Library in Franklin. The show was well-attended last time so please come early.Admission is Free.Gary, Lloyd, Paul, Karen, and maybe a mystery guest (or two) will be there for a 'Best Of' show on WNCs only Live, Authentic Traditional Southern Appalachian  Storytelling, Music, Poetry, Drama, and Folk Arts presentation.Come out and join us. Bodine will be lookin' for…See More
Jul 9, 2012
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Liars Bench Show To Play Jackson County Old Courthouse Community Room at Jackson County Library, Sylva, North Carolina

June 15, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Jackson County Library welcomes Gary Carden's Liars Bench show.Gary Carden, creator of the Liars Bench, a successful regional authentic, traditional southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, drama and folk arts presentation announced that the show will play the Jackson County Library community room on Friday June 15 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free.Guest host Newt Smith will fill in…See More
Jun 12, 2012
Carl E.H. Iobst posted an event
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Liars Bench to Play Second-Annual Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration at Main Street Perks Coffee Shop

June 9, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm
Hey Liars Bench fans. Bodine and Gary wanted you to know that we have a special treat for you this Saturday June 9 in downtown Waynesville. As part of the second-annual Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration the Liars Bench is going to play not one, but two free-admission performances for you inside Main Street Perks coffee shop (next to the old Whitman's Bakery, now City Bakery). Our first performance starts at 1:00 pm, the second kicks off at 2:30 pm and Liars Bench regulars Gary Carden, host…See More
Jun 6, 2012
Carl E.H. Iobst posted an event

Chief Osley Bird Saunooke Liars Bench Show at Mountain Heritage Center at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center,

May 17, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
On Thursday May 17 at 7:00 pm at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium The Liars Bench will present the third of the "Balsam Chronicles" series continuing with the story of Osley Bird Saunooke, "Colorful Chief of the Cherokees."This is the fascinating story of a young EBCI man's rise from Indian boarding school, entry into and success in the world of professional wrestling, and finally becoming the elected leader of his band during a turbulent period in their history.In addition to Liars…See More
May 13, 2012
Carl E.H. Iobst posted an event

Gary Carden on AM 540 WRGC! at AM 540 WRGC radio

May 10, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
Gary To Be Interviewed By WRGC Friday Morning May 11, 2012Hey Liars Bench fans. We just wanted you to know that Gary will be interviewed Friday morning at 8:15 am on AM 540 WRGC by morning personalities Ray and Roy. Gary will be talking about his latest theatrical production…See More
May 10, 2012
Carl E.H. Iobst is attending Gary Carden's event
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The Balsam Chronicles "Cashiers Valley" is first of three shows. at Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University

March 15, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Cashiers is the first of three shows based on the folklore and history of this region.  Topics include Gus Baty, the man who fell/jumped off Whiteside Mountain, Kidder Cole and  Bonas' Retreat.See More
Mar 11, 2012
Carl E.H. Iobst posted an event
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The Liars Bench Presents "Coy" at WCU Mountain Heritage Center, Cullowhee

February 16, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
TWO BIG LIARS BENCH SHOWS!The Liars Bench presents Storytelling, Oldtime Music, and Dr. Gary Carden's dramatic monologue "Coy," the poignant story of a young man facing his grandfather's and his own mortality; played by Tom DeWees.First performance: Thursday February 16, 2012 @ 7:00 pm at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center.Second performance: Thursday February 23, 2012 @ 7:00 pm also at the Mountain…See More
Feb 1, 2012
Carl E.H. Iobst posted an event
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The Liars Bench-"Wild Mountain Music" at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center at WCU Mountain Heritage Center, Cullowhee

January 19, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
The Liars BenchStories of the Southern Appalachians“A Live, Authentic Traditional Southern Appalachian Storytelling, Music, Poetry, Drama, and Folk Arts Presentation”“Wild Mountain Music” Liars Bench To Play At WCU Mountain Heritage Center.”Sylva January 11, 2012—Thursday January 19 at 7:00 pm The Liars Bench presents “Wild Mountain Music” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach, Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; special guest artists Laurence Holden…See More
Jan 12, 2012
Carl E.H. Iobst posted an event
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The Liars Bench To Be Broadcast on "Life in the Carolinas" at WMYA "My 40" Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville

January 15, 2012 from 2pm to 3pm
The Liars Bench Show To Be Broadcast On Regional TV!Folks, we have learned at the Liars Bench Show that "Life in the Carolinas", hosted by Carl White will broadcast a complete show based on the filming and interviews Mr. White did at our October MHC show. This special segment of "Life in the Carolinas" will be broadcast on WMYA "My 40" (Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville) on Sunday January 15 @ 2:00 pm. Besides the show footage you will enjoy the interviews that Mr. White did with Gary, Lloyd,…See More
Jan 8, 2012
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The Liars Bench at Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center, Cullowhee

November 17, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
"Legendary Hunters & Hounds of the Great Smokies" to play on The Liars Bench Folks, have we got a treat for you. Coming next Thursday November 17 at 7pm at the Mountain Heritage Center, The Liars Bench presents "Legendary Hunters & Hounds of the Great Smokies." Our star member artists Gary Carden, Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi, Dave Waldrop; guest artists William Ritter and Liz Nance; and a special guest artist, Bob Plott with one of his famous Plott Hounds will perform southern…See More
Nov 12, 2011
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"Haints, Boogers, and Belled Buzzards" Liars Bench Show at Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center, Cullowhee

October 20, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Liars Bench fans have we got a treat (no pun intended) for you this Thursday October 20 at 7pm at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center. Dr. Gary Carden presents "Haints, Boogers, and Belled Buzzards" on The Liars Bench, WNCs only live, authentic traditional Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, drama, folk arts presentation. Including Carden, other member artists scheduled to perform are Lloyd Arneach, Barbara Duncan, and Paul Iarussi.…See More
Oct 16, 2011

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Old Barn

Old barn sittin’ on the edge of a grown up field



roof fallin’ in, boards comin’ off, covered up with kudzu.





How many mules did the old barn shelter;



tractors with implements—hand tools and such?…





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