A party and a book sale wrapped in a single event.Black Mountain authors AMY ALLEN, SHERIDAN HILL, JEFF HUTCHINS, MARTHA JANE PETERSON, NANCY POLING, JERALD POPE, and KITTY RICHARDS will be selling their children's books, memoirs, and fiction.The Monte Vista Hotel will provide hor d'oeuvres. Cash bar.See More
Looking for the perfect "stocking stuffer" for the mystery lover on your shopping list? Here's a virtual "boxed" set of the first three books of the Matt Davis Mystery Series by Joe Perrone Jr. of Hendersonville. The Kindle offering is only $6.99 for three complete novels and makes an excellent gift. Included are: As the Twig is Bent, Opening Day (A 2012 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion recipient), and Twice Bitten.…See More
The Black Mountain Authors Guild will present the second annual Holiday Book Sale at the Monte Vista Hotel on Thursday, December 21st, from 5 until 7. All books are written by local authors and cover genres from children’s picture books to memoirs to historical novels. This year, there will be a drawing, with the winner getting a box-o-books by the BMAG authors. Authors include Amy Allen (“Summoning the Mountains”), Lois Chazen (Loving Ruby, Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues:Tugen), Pat Christie…See More
100 years measures up to a shining example for Ruth Houstonby Rob Neufeld One hundred years of experience, recalled with immediate clarity, has led Avery County native Ruth Greene Houston to come to certain conclusions about how a humane society works. Having left her childhood behind at…See More
Immerse yourselves in WNC’s best literature, 2013by Rob Neufeld The focus for this season’s pick-fest is on books by Western North Carolina authors who have struck out, this year, in new directions and harnessed powerful urges. If you love books, you come to love authors, and follow them as if they are personal projects. So, to begin: Guests on Earth by Lee Smith (Algonquin Books hardcover, 345 pages, $25.95) All the promotion about this novel is…See More
Join us on Friday, December 20th at 6 p.m. as Gary Carden offers up Appalachian Christmas tales at City Lights Bookstore. Carden will talk about old rituals still practiced and some of his own childhood memories of Christmas in the mountains, including some of the leaner years during WWII when rationing was at its peak. He will also talk about some of the stories featured in Eliot Wiggington’s Foxfire Christmas. Gary Carden is an award-winning Appalachian author, playwright and folklorist.…See More
The Cure For Winter BluesDon't be feeling down Just because winter came around Let me share things I have foundBefore more snow hits the groundMy youtube channel viewwithme Has much excitement for you to see So go to the site and join meIt really is the place to beThere are playlists to suit your every need Anything from wild bats out of trees To the judging of birds and bumble beesTake a minute to give it a peek You will find what you seek There is nothing you would consider bleakThese…See More
Connie Regan-Blake, renowned Appalachian storyteller, will perform “Taking a Leap: An Evening of Connie’s Stories” on Sunday June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Hawk and Ivy Bed and Breakfast in Barnardsville, NC, twenty minutes north of Asheville. Persons interested in learning or developing the craft of storytelling can also attend a workshop entitled “Opening Doors: A Storytelling Workshop Exploring Memories” at 3:00-5:30. Workshop fee is $40 before June 21 and $55 after. Fee includes both events.…See More
Enjoy seven days of stories, study, coaching, community performance, and day trips. This in-depth storytelling and story-listening workshop is designed for all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Register online: www.storywindow.com.See More
December 9, 2011 at 7pm to December 10, 2011 at 5pm
a weekend storytelling workshop on story,myth and journey. Courtney Smith, music therapist, joins storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as workshop leaders to inspire, guide and encourage participantsthrough playful and transformative activities. By using story, music, art, poetry and guided imagery, you will have the opportunity to examine who you are and where you are going, and to embrace the story of your hero’s journey that lies within. Register online…See More
"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!
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!