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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
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
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"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?"
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

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
Aug 3
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

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
Aug 3
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
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
Jul 28
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Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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
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Gail Godwin full interview for Grief Cottage event

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
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First Woman NC Poet Laureate's Biography

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
Jun 9
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Community Building

June 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
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
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Mom's has-been groove in ghost-boy novel

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
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Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Dawn, I'm based out of Winston-Salem, but for Press 53 I use POD printing by Lightning Source, a division of Ingram. They are based in LaVergne, TN, and I have an excellent relationship with them. I think LULU is fine for very small runs and…"
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"Don, If by "uploaded publishing" you mean an ebook, I'm all for it. I don't acquire electronic rights to the books I publish, so the author is free to set up his or her book as an ebook for Kindle or the Sony reader and reap the…"
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DONALD MAROTTA left a comment for Kevin Morgan Watson
"Kevin, I was the author of Prospecting for Old Furniture, written before my having knowledge of self-promotion. It was written from several perspectives, including my company's work in restoring antique furniture. An editor of Mid-West reviews…"
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John Ehle Reading and Celebration at West Asheville Branck Library

October 10, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
John Ehle will celebrate the Press 53 publication of the 25th Anniversary edition of his best-selling novel Last One Home with a rare reading and book signing at West Asheville Branch Library on Saturday, October10, at 2 p.m. Last One Home is the last book in Ehle's famous Appalachian Mountain series that began with The Land Breakers, which will also be available for purchase. This reading is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop. For more information, email…See More
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John Ehle Reading and Celebration at West Asheville Branck Library

October 10, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
John Ehle will celebrate the Press 53 publication of the 25th Anniversary edition of his best-selling novel Last One Home with a rare reading and book signing at West Asheville Branch Library on Saturday, October10, at 2 p.m. Last One Home is the last book in Ehle's famous Appalachian Mountain series that began with The Land Breakers, which will also be available for purchase. This reading is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop. For more information, email…See More
Sep 27, 2009
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Cover Photo Needed for Lion on the Hearth, by John Ehle

I'm in the process of reissuing John Ehle's 1961 novel Lion on the Hearth. I'd like to find a cover photo or painting of Lexington Avenue in Asheville from the 1920s. If anyone has some images I could consider, I would appreciate it. Send me a note at kevin@press53.com.
Jul 7, 2009
Kathryn Magendie replied to Kevin Morgan Watson's discussion Small Press challenges in the group Creative Publishing
"I wish I'd known about this! I published with a small press and would be interested to see the point of view of a small press - what SP considers as "success" of an author - what SP likes their authors to do to make them happy - how…"
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Tipper left a comment for Kevin Morgan Watson
"Kevin-Thank you for the comment! Yes I'd love to travel back in time and watch the folks in the photo go about their daily lives. The photo is of my Grandmother's family-so I also wish I had asked her more about her childhood before it was…"
Apr 29, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Nancy, You pose a good question that I am asked often. Usually, when I reprint a book it either what I consider a classic out-of-print book, like John Ehle's The Land Breakers, or Guy Owen's Journey for Joedel (coming soon), I also…"
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Small Press challenges

Tomorrow, April 8, I will deliver a talk to a local leadership group on the challenges of running a small press. While there are numerous challenges, my main focus will be on finding readers who love the kind of writing I love. When I founded Press 53 in October of 2005, I made a decision to not follow the markets by publishing the current trends; rather, I decided to publish the kind of writing I love and set out to find readers who agree with me. This way I would never have to edit, re-edit,…See More
Apr 7, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion New Poetry Books by NC Writers
"Kathryn, Thanks for mentioning Joseph Bathanti. We're launching his book, Land of Amnesia, next Wed, April 1, at a Press 53 party to kick off National Poetry Month. I'll be sending you a copy when it arrives on Monday."
Mar 28, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"I'm not familiar with Blurb, and I've seen a few Lulu books. I know Lulu is more expensive per book than traditional publishing, but if you only want enough for family and friends, then it's a good option. For your purposes, Jenny, I…"
Mar 12, 2009
Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Rob, y interest is mainly poetry and short story collections, reprinting classic out-of-print books, an occasional novel and memoir. Jenny, have to considered a blog where you can post an occasional photo and talk about it and your project? If not,…"
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At 6:59am on October 22, 2009, DONALD MAROTTA said…
Kevin,

I was the author of Prospecting for Old Furniture, written before my having knowledge of self-promotion. It was written from several perspectives, including my company's work in restoring antique furniture. An editor of Mid-West reviews said it was "masterful in its care and worthy of the highest praise." Its title needs to be The Practical Book of Buying Antique Furniture. I am following it with another which balances Antiques, New-tiques, and Fun-tiques, and I have other books well developed, which are humorous.
Don Marotta
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At 2:40pm on April 29, 2009, Tipper said…
Kevin-Thank you for the comment! Yes I'd love to travel back in time and watch the folks in the photo go about their daily lives. The photo is of my Grandmother's family-so I also wish I had asked her more about her childhood before it was too late.

Hope you have a great day!

Tipper
 
 
 

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