Join us Friday August 1st for a FREE evening of poetry and prose featuring Catherine Reid Charles Dodd White Elaine Bleakney Dalton Day Drew Benbow and hosted by Lockie Hunter, Robert Reid Drake and Dana Middleton Wine by donation. Reading is Free. Book signing to follow!See More
Join us for our monthly series of readings and signings by 3 poets at 3 pm! This month will feature Janice Moore Fuller (On the Bevel), Laurence Avery (Mountain Gravity), and Ron Moran (Tree in the Mind).Mountain Gravity celebrates the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains with poems that are erudite and accessible at once, and that describe the history of the mountains and the tangible experiences of immersing in the incomparable beauty one discovers there. Mountain Gravity, is the debut…See More
Join us at City Lights Bookstore on Friday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. as Jeremy Jones explores the culture and history of the Blue Ridge Mountains through song and reading. Performing old-time banjo tunes and reading excerpts from his book Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, he presents the sounds and stories of his native Appalachian mountains in a blending of personal narrative and folklore. In Bearwallow, his first book, Jones turns his attention to the complex and rich…See More
Mountain writer expresses a cry for countryby Rob Neufeld There’s a scene in Charles Dodd White’s new novel, “A Shelter of Others,” in which a character topples twenty feet off a ledge in a national forest and is saved by some kind of “solid bulk” that interrupts his fall. He has landed on a…See More
Life among the poorest is eye-openerby Rob Neufeld Enlightened and sobered by Katherine Boo’s account of political amorality and human behavior in “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” I was also amazed by her narrative achievement. The book is…See More
WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JULY 2014Tuesday, July 1WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville…See More
"To Glory, who wanted to know more about me, Ethelene Dyer Jones
I enjoy writing poetry. I also am a regular weekly columnist for The News Observer, Blue Ridge, GA and The Union Sentinel, Blairsville, GA. I have a book of poems published, co-authored…"
To Glory, who wanted to know more about me, Ethelene Dyer Jones
I enjoy writing poetry. I also am a regular weekly columnist for The News Observer, Blue Ridge, GA and The Union Sentinel, Blairsville, GA. I have a book of poems published, co-authored with my son, also a writer, the Rev. Elton Keith Jones. The title of our book is "Mother and Child Reunion." I was born in Union County, GA, Blairsville, and lived for many years near Blue Ridge, GA (a little town called Epworth). We moved to Milledgeville, GA in Middle GA in February, 2003 because of my husband's illness. I have two grown, happily married children, seven grandchildren, and, to date, five great grandchildren! Life has been good!