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Carolina Mtns Lit Fest & Ann Patchett interview

Patchett, Kingsolver, and a thrill of writers buzz Burnsvilleby Rob Neufeld             If you take any pleasure or have any interest in literature, you’ll want to be in Burnsville this Friday and Saturday for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival.            The variety of programs—talks, readings, workshops, performances—are great, as is the variety of subjects; and the 34 presenters are well-chosen.            The Saturday night program, with novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett,…See More
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Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash, and talk with author

Rash’s suspense novel gives time to poetryby Rob Neufeld             Ron Rash’s new novel, “Above the Waterfall,” weds a contemporary thriller with a portrayal of people tapping an ancient way of being.             A fish kill precipitates the story involving fishing rights, a crystal meth epidemic, and two reeling…See More
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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions areby Rob Neufeld             Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” comes to Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 4 to present his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.”            The stories are remarkable…See More
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Leanne Brown will Present Her Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore

September 4, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Leanne Brown will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her cookbook on Friday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. Her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To reserve a copy,…See More
Aug 22
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September Teen Book Club at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 18, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Our new monthly book club for teens meets the third Friday of each month, 6:00-7:00PM. A different book will be discussed at each meeting, and will cover a variety of genres. No purchase is required to attend, but if you do plan to buy the book, we’d appreciate your support of Spellbound as the hosting store! All book club selections are 20% off until the day of the meeting.September's title: SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick.See More
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Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A BangNew “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher (from press release) (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain Culture.  The series features musicians, authors and heritage preservation leaders who are working to keep mountain culture alive.  The…See More
Aug 21
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Pam Durban, author of Soon, gripping, psychological, Southern stories

Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eyeby Rob Neufeld             John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting it for his anthology, “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”  Now, it’s one of 11 included in Durban’s new volume, also titled “Soon.”            “Soon,” the short story, is a marvel…See More
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Mary Joyce Returns with a New Book at City Lights Bookstore

September 12, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m. to present her latest book.Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high-security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author…See More
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North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference at Asheville Doubletree Hilton

August 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
When did you last attended a top quality and affordable writer's conference? The North Carolina Writer's Network is returning to western North Carolina. Membership in the Network is encouraged but not required to attend this event. For more info:http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-05-50/conferencesSee More
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R.T. Smith--Rachel-Rivers Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at App State

R.T. Smith, poet, story-writer, and founder of Cold Mountain Review, honored with App State roleSee notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.fROM PRESS RELEASEBOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will lead an eight-week colloquium during fall semester for students in Appalachian’s creative writing…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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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