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Montreat College Friends of the Library Celebrate National Library Week at Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Montreat, NC

April 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Patti Callahan, author of the recent novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Don W. King author of Out of My Bone: the Letters of Joy Davidman, A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis, and Yet One More Spring: a Critical Study of Joy Davidman, will co-present on their works about Joy and her husband C.S. Lewis.  The event is free and open to the public on April 9, 2019 in Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College.Reception and Book signing to followSee More
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TWO NEW APPALACHIAN NOVELS

I have, just released two Appalachian Novels.OUT OF THE SHADOWS, begins deep in the Appalachian Mountains of in WNC. It is partly a true story about a young man who ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He meets another runaway, and they fall in love.A journey where he faced adversaries, but also success as he walked, hitchhiked, and made his way across the country.GONE LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND, is a story of three young people growing up in a farming community in the Appalachian…See More
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The Main Show

The Main Show: a mythic story-poem stage presentation(part of  Living Poem)Program Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and in our minds,…See More
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Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina were well aware of the hoopla of Hollywood.   In fact, Hollywood (or at least filmmaking) was already beginning to come to Western NC.I recently stumble across an article from the Jun 6 1926 issue of The Asheville Citizen Times which mentions that Hollywood Pictures Inc, was planning to film just south of Asheville, near Fairview.  But....was this really…See More
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Intermission

IntermissionHear audio by clicking mp3 attachment!(Part of poem, "Coalescence") I thought I might take a break at this point to look around,Now that I’m in the business of making things resound.It’s so nice to have the luxury of being carefree. If you stop and sit back and try to take in everything,It stuns you and you can’t focus on anythingUntil something crops up, and what…See More
Jan 16
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Coalescence

The Main Show: A Story Poem Cycle(formerly, Coalescence) (part of  Living Poem)The Main Show  Program Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and…See More
Dec 11, 2018
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The Sultan's Dream

The Sultan’s Dream (Part of Living Poem) When it comes to walking, the jig’s up.No more fit lad sitting at the pub.No more flim-flam smiling with a limp. See how the legs totter and the torso leans.Do you know what a lame sultan dreams?Of reclining on a divan wearing pantaloons, Comparing his plight to a mountaineer’sNegotiating an icy bluff in a fierce wind,And then lounging in a tent to unwind. Which…See More
Nov 15, 2018
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The Tale of Ononis

The Tale of Ononis by Rob Neufeld Part 1: The Making of a Celebrity ❧  Hare Begins His Tale  Ononis was my region’s name.People now call it Never-the-same.I’ll start with the day a delivery came. The package I got was a devil’s dare,Swaddled and knotted in Swamp Bloat hairAnd bearing, in red, one word: “Beware!” Bloats are creatures from the Land of Mud Pies,Wallowing in waste with tightly closed eyesUntil fears bring tears and the bleary bloats rise.   ❧  Hare’s Colleagues  I asked my boss,…See More
Nov 9, 2018
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Drop Your Troubles: A Solo Storytelling Performance with Connie Regan-Blake at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

December 1, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join this internationally renowned storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she transforms a packed theater into an intimate circle of friends with old-timey charm, wisdom, and humor. We’ll also welcome the Singer of  Stories, Donna Marie Todd, who will perform her original story, “The Amazing Zicafoose Sisters.” Connie’s last two shows at BMCA have sold…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event will be hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, just a short drive from Asheville nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or order…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake's Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop at StoryWindow Productions

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019
The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming…See More
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RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

RANDALL KENAN SELECTS NANCY WERKING POLING WINNER OF THE 2018 ALEX ALBRIGHT CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE(31 August 2018)Nancy Werking Poling of Black Mountain is the winner of the 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition for "Leander’s Lies." Poling will receive $1000 from the North Carolina Literary Review, thanks to a generous NCLR reader’s donation that allowed this year’s honorarium to increase (from the previous award of $250). Her winning essay will be published in the North…See More
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In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
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Nancy Werking Poling replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Bent Creek, the 4-part story
"Rob, Thanks for putting this into one document. I've been following the narrative in the Citizen-Times. I find it an added resource for my next writing project. In 1910 my husband's grandfather (1866-1947) showed up in Missouri and said…"
Feb 5, 2018
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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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Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

March 6, 2017 from 7pm to 8pm
The launch of Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).In an eleven-day interview Daniel and Anna Winters looked back with honesty on a marriage challenged by moving from Indiana to Mexico City. The book is about an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived.See More
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2nd Annual Holiday Book Bazaar at Monte Vista Hotel

December 19, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
A party and a book sale wrapped in a single event.Black Mountain authors AMY ALLEN, SHERIDAN HILL, JEFF HUTCHINS, MARTHA JANE PETERSON, NANCY POLING, JERALD POPE, and KITTY RICHARDS will be selling their children's books, memoirs, and fiction.The Monte Vista Hotel will provide hor d'oeuvres. Cash bar.See More
Dec 13, 2013
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2nd Annual Holiday Book Bazaar at Monte Vista Hotel

December 19, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
A party and a book sale wrapped in a single event.Black Mountain authors AMY ALLEN, SHERIDAN HILL, JEFF HUTCHINS, MARTHA JANE PETERSON, NANCY POLING, JERALD POPE, and KITTY RICHARDS will be selling their children's books, memoirs, and fiction.The Monte Vista Hotel will provide hor d'oeuvres. Cash bar.See More
Dec 12, 2013
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Black Mountain Authors Guild--poetry reading at Monte Vista Hotel

November 21, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Black Mountain Authors Guild presents two local poets: Gary Hawkins (reading from his work, Five Occupational Love Poems) and Ben Yanes (musician and writer, founding editor of Red Line Blues).Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar.See More
Nov 12, 2013
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Memoir: Stories of Triumph and Survival at Monte Vista Hotel

October 17, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Three Black Mountain authors will read from their recently published memoirs:Kitty Richards: Battles of a Bipolar BuddhistMartha Jane Petersen: Imaging my Inner FireSheridan Hill: Helga: A Memoir of Privilege, War, and FamilySee More
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Reading by William Forstchen and members of the Black Mountain Authors Guild at Monte Vista Hotel

August 15, 2013 from 5pm to 6:30pm
The theme of the evening will be Alternate Visions, with William Forstchen reading from his novel ONE SECOND AFTER, which takes place in Black Mountain. Other readers include guild members Jerry Pope,who's dared to satirize One Second After; Pat Christy, author of The Education of Temple Fox, and Nancy Poling, author of Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman.See More
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Black Mountain Authors Guild at Monte Vista Hotel

August 15, 2013 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Black Mountain Authors Guild has recently formed for the purpose of promoting the literary arts and sharing our work. Membership is open to published authors living in the Swannanoa Valley.Regular event: Third Thursdays at the Monte Vista Hotel. Starting at 5:30 we'll be reading from our work.The social hour starts at 5:00. Cash bar, free appetizers.See More
Jul 17, 2013
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6 Black Mountain Authors at Monte Vista Hotel

December 13, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thurs., Dec.13 at 5:30.The Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain (308 State St.) will host six local authors offering lively, fun four-minute presentations of their work, with free hors d’oeuvres, a drawing for free books, and a cash bar. The authors include Amy Allen ( Summoning the Mountains), Patricia S. Christy (The Education of Temple Fox), Sheridan Hill (personal biographer who will stay for free memoir consults), Bob MacDicken (Love and Breath), Nancy Werking Poling (Out of the Pumpkin…See More
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An Illinois stay

I'm spending the fall semester in Evanston, IL While my husband teaches, I'm promoting my book, OUT OF THE PUMPKIN SHELL. Five book groups will be discussing it in October and November and have invited me as guest. I'll also be reading tonight at The Book Cellar, in Chicago.

I miss western North Carolina's mountains.

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 5:56pm

Why age gracefully when you can have adventure?

OUT OF THE PUMPKIN SHELL



by Nancy Werking Poling



www.nancypoling.com



The teaching careers of lifelong friends Harriet (Hat) and Elise have come to an end in spectacular style, with the two women leaving more than burning bridges behind them. Now they are looking menopause straight in the eye--and they don't care one bit for what they see. Fight, they vow, we'll fight the interloper tooth and nail. More than a tad bruised and battered from the struggle, Hat and… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 3:07pm

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