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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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Pat Riviere-Seel comes to Coffee with the Poets

February's Coffee with the Poet features Pat Riviere-Seel, a friend who graced my poetry class in the Great Smokies Writing Workshop several years ago. Pat has become a vibrant presence in our North Carolina Literary community, offer her talents and her time to her readers and the literary organizations that help draw us all together. Please join us at City Lights Bookstore on Feb. 16 at 10:30 to meet Pat and listen to her read and talk about her work. Our gatherings are always informal and,…


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First place winner of the recent Joyce Kilmer poetry contest celebrating the anniversary of the JK National Forest is Mary Ricketson of Murphy.   Her "Lost in the Roar of Big Santeetlah" is a memorable and moving poem, one that I will be featuring on my new blog, Mountain Woman:  All three top winners are from our region.  Good for us!   You can find Mary on facebook.

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At 8:21am on April 19, 2009, Kathryn Magendie said…
Hi Kathryn! -- I hope to be doing something there. They are supposed to be getting back in touch with me, soon I hope....*smiling* thank you.
At 12:57pm on March 28, 2009, Kathryn Magendie said…
Hello, Kathryn SB - just stopping by here, as well.

If you ever need anything, let me know - I get a pretty good following on my Tender Graces blog and would be glad to put up any links to anything you need.

At 11:06am on March 27, 2009, Rob Neufeld said…
Kay, let me do my part in making even more people aware of your website--because it its certainly one of the most valuable resources around. I'm thinking that soon I can begin to create a poetry feature of a sort on "The Read," and feature links to your efforts. You can put a blog on this site that includes cut-and-paste excerpts from yours--as teasers--and then lead people to your laureate blog. There's also a group on this site--Sound-and-Sense Seekers--that involves some dynamic discussion among invitees. Thanks for all/Rob
At 6:38pm on September 7, 2008, Nancy Purcell said…
The work you've done in promoting all writers is admirable. Kudos to you!
At 9:02pm on August 10, 2008, Kathryn Stripling Byer said…
Thanks, Tipper! I hope to keep plugging as many good writers as I can. And I hope you keep keepin' on with tuning into it all.
At 7:52pm on August 10, 2008, Tipper said…
Hi Kathryn! I'm still enjoying your great blog and all the talented writers you've been sharing.


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