On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices. Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville. I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
Gail Godwin talks about Grief Cottage Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
A Biography of Late NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byerin Hendersonville Author's Six Notable Women of North CarolinaA biography of the late Kathryn Stripling "Kay" Byer of Cullowhee, the first woman and longest-serving (2005-2009) Poet Laureate in the state, is featured in Six Notable Women of North Carolina by Jack J. Prather of Hendersonville, founder of the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College. The 43-page biography includes poems selected by the poet who passed away on…See More
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell County 2017 Local Author Festival at the Marion Community Building in downtown Marion on Saturday, June 17 from 10-3. The event is sponsored by the McDowell County Public Library and is free and open to the public.See More
Marcus, in Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, recalls his friendship with Wheezer, whom he’d once beaten up at school because Wheezer had exposed Marcus’ shameful secret about his mom. Now Marcus, age 10, is an orphan. His dad has always been unknown to him; and his mom has just died in a car accident. Relocated to his aunt’s beach house, Marcus, despite the safety of the place, finds himself in trouble. He’s communicating with a ghost. He’s having dreams about a non-existent older…See More
"Hey Dot, its Nelson (Heywood) Garth. Betty and I just saw your documentary "The Prince of Dark Corners" and were happy to see you!
Soory we lost touch, please email me at email@example.com. We would like to get together sometime with…"
"Mrs. Jackson~Hey there from Dacusville! I was thrilled to find you as a member on this website. I haven't been on here in forever...but, I did want to send you a quick comment to ask if you received the letter I had sent to you. I mailed it…"
"Oh yes we DID need your reviews, Gary! Lord only knows how we needed them! People I didn't know wrote me about that review. I was dazzled -- thought, If the book were half as fine as this review, what might it do? Writers desperately need REAL…"
"Oh, law yes, Kathryn! There is this Here-we-are-in-the-lifeboat syndrome of the Published, with the wave-washed cries of the still-trying going on all around.. My sympathies are so with them -- because it is, a lot of times, just a matter of luck,…"
"Kathryn, what a wonderful look at the Other Side of blogging -- Goodness yes, it seems to be working for you and don't you change a thing! Part of the difference in viewpoint here I am sure is age -- I am right up there with the bristlecone…"
"Please forgive what's maybe a wet blanket opinion from a really old rat in this barn --
All we hear out of the "experts" these days is Blog, Blog, Blog. I have a weird feeling that these "experts" have -- by and large -- not…"
"When we get into the business of promoting, these hometown gals are a gold mine -- I have seen writers shoot themselves in the foot by overlooking what they consider the "little people" -- the rooms where a dozen REAL readers are gathered…"
Hey Dot, its Nelson (Heywood) Garth. Betty and I just saw your documentary "The Prince of Dark Corners" and were happy to see you!
Soory we lost touch, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to get together sometime with you, Kacky, and Fred if possible. Please get back with me,
Mrs. Jackson~Hey there from Dacusville! I was thrilled to find you as a member on this website. I haven't been on here in forever...but, I did want to send you a quick comment to ask if you received the letter I had sent to you. I mailed it priority after meeting you at your house a couple of months ago with my aunt (Sandra McAlister). It meant so much to all of us that I just had to write to you as soon as I could. I wanted to make sure you got it, as I filled the envelope slap full of goodies:) You just let me know if I need to getta hold of the post office in the event that it did not arrive. I can't even imagine how busy you must be or how many letters you are getting...but if you get the chance, I would love to hear back from you. If you want to email me you can at PresentsotheLord@aol.com.
Hey Dot! Hope you are doing well today! I have a favor to ask you-remember back a few weeks ago we were discussing springs and water in the folklorist group-could I use part of your comment on my blog? I'm writing a post about spring water and wanted to add your thoughts to it. I will give you credit of course and link it back to something if you want me to. You can let me know if it's o.k. or not.
Dot-I guess I am quite a bit younger than you are-I'm 38. I don't remember hearing about the Doc from the mine. But I bet my mother's family knew him. She was raised in Ranger-and most of her brothers-uncles-and her father all worked at the mine back then. One brother worked there until it changed over to what it is today-some kinda chemical company. I wish there were more doctors like that now. A dollar-hard to imagine.