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Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
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We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
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Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
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Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
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Posted on July 28, 2012 at 7:30am

Blue Ridge Books Five Years: Kat Magendie, Kimberly Brock, Erika Marks, and music by Grits & Soul - come support BRBs, authors, and musicians!

On Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m., Blue Ridge Books will host authors Kathryn Magendie (Family Graces), Kimberly Brock (The River Witch), Erika Marks (Little Gale Gumbo), and the musical act, Grits & Soul.

Kathryn Magendie's Family Graces is the last in her trilogy that includes Tender Graces and Secret Graces. Her trilogy traces the journey of Virginia Kate Carey as she deals with the ghosts of her…


Posted on July 13, 2012 at 3:01pm

Blue Ridge Books - five years & a party

Blue Ridge Books will be celebrating five years on Main Street Waynesville. 

I will be there with two other authors - books, food, drink, fun, laughing.

July 15 at 3:00 PM. 

Hope to see you there!

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 7:30am

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 . . . and I hope you are writing, or reading, something wonderful.

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At 4:31pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Good. :D Now to go plaster it on all of my other nings ... lol.

At 3:57pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Thank you. :D Do you think posting both is distracting or overkill?

At 3:51pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Ohhh ... lol ... ok.

Oh, I just uploaded another VidFolio, one focusing on my children's illustration. Check it out and let me know what you think. :D

At 3:44pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Cool. So ... you can't use the ones the publisher made?

At 3:28pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Do you do your own videos?

At 2:39pm on February 19, 2012, Aidana WillowRaven said…

Your page looks ok ... lol. You should start out with your photos or a video, though. Grab their attention right off the bat. Glad you like my video :D.

At 1:25am on September 12, 2010, Judith Lynn Alef said…
Thanks so much for the invite and have happy feet being your friend. Yippee
At 10:35pm on June 27, 2009, Suzan Tanner McCoury said…
Kathryn, Thank you very much for making the review possible. I haven't seen it yet, but I am going to check it out. I appreciate the chance you gave me to have one.
At 8:21pm on April 18, 2009, Kathryn Stripling Byer said…
Hi Kat, I'm glad your signing went well. Are you coming to City Lights anytime soon? K.
At 12:18pm on April 14, 2009, Suzan Tanner McCoury said…
Thank you for your reply to my inquirey about marketing tips. I don't have a blog, but I am going to try to learn how to use one. I am just getting used to this

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