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Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri--and book discussions

How Lahiri’s “The Lowland” excites discussionby Rob Neufeld             When an American woman in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Lowland,” realizes how she has, in her mind, objectified a certain childhood horror, she flashes to her Calcutta grandma, who “used to spend her days overlooking a lowland, a pair of…See More
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Iris Press just released a new book of my poems, Kaleidoscope!  These are poems written over the last 10 years, set in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina---!See More
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Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR

I just posted a new blog entry describing the real places frequented by my characters--human and animal--in my novel. Most of the action in JHATOR takes place in these beautiful natural spaces that are protected throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Whether you have read my book or not, I hope you will visit them if you are traveling through the area.You can read "Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR" as well as excerpts from my novel, at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.comSee More
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Kathryn Byer & Richard Krawiec Joint Poetry Reading at City Lights Bookstore

June 14, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Kathryn Byer and Richard Krawiec will be reading from their new collections of poetry on Sunday, June 14th at 1 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Kathryn’s new chapbook from Jacar Press, The Vishnu Bird, is both a memorial and memoir in lyric poetry. This clean-spoken, deeply-felt chapbook remembers the poet’s dear friend by tracing his vocation of anthropology, and honoring his spiritual depth through vignettes from the speaker’s own past. Richard Krawiec will…See More
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Steven Harvey at Writers Circle at Writers Circlle around the Table

June 27, 2015 from 10am to 1pm
Writing workshop with Steve Harvey, retired professor at YHC and on faculty for Ashland University MFA.See More
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The wisdom of Fred Chappell

Mr. Chappell can be so self-effacing, that he might cringe at the heading of this post.  I'm not even sure this is the correct place to post this, but luckily, I'm sure to hear about it if not.Fred…Continue

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We have an eclectic mix. Everything from Percival Everett to Robert Morgan; from "Moby Dick" to "The Help"; we even have "Go Dog Go."
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Fred and Susan Chappell, are not only an attractive couple, and a very smart couple, but they are also super nice!  As I get older, the quality of "nice" rises higher and higher in my esteem.

I was thinking of the thousand or so would-be writers that I come into contact each year, and always think that many could benefit greatly from events like Fred Chappell's talk and reading tonight.  You could pay $500 for a writer's workshop, and still not get the quality, talent, and high caliber instruction that I was exposed to tonight.

These last few months we've had several inspiring authors talk about their research and writing and career, and more (see our website www.fountainheadbookstore.com).  I am grateful, and humbled and awed to get to learn from these authors, as well as enjoy the fruits of their labors.

 

 

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Author of Whistling Past the Graveyard to Speak at The Fountainhead

July 23, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Join us as we welcome author Susan Crandall to The Fountainhead Bookstore.From an award-winning author comes a wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing roadtrip. -See More
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Mary Alice Monroe to Speak at The Fountainhead Bookstore

July 7, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm
SOLD OUT.  Sorry, no more seats left.See More
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Launch Event for Erika Marks' The Guest House at The Fountainhead Bookstore

June 4, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Launch Event for The Guest House by Erika Marks.  Hear Erika talk about her inspiration for this novel as she is interviewed by Valerie Welbourn, owner of the bookstore.  Afterwards there will be a Q&A session, followed by a wine reception. See More
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Bookapalooza Spring 2013 at The Fountainhead Bookstore

March 23, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore is once again hosting the popular Bookapalooza Gathering.  Tickets always sell out for these events, and we hate to turn folks away.  So please get your tickets ($11 each) ahead of time.  You can call and purchase them over the phone if needed (828) 697-1870.For more details go to www.fountainheadbookstore.com and click on EVENTSSee More
Feb 9, 2013
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Spring/Summer Camps at The Fountainhead Bookstore

March 19, 2013 at 9am to March 21, 2013 at 1pm
Sign ups have started for our Spring and Summer camps.  My personal favorite is the Treasure Island themed camp.  Nothing can beat popcorn reading pirate lingo!See our website for a full listing of available camps.See More
Jan 24, 2013
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Brighten Your Writing at The Fountainhead Bookstore

February 9, 2013 from 9:30am to 12pm
Whether you write fiction or creative nonfiction, this half-day workshop will help you hone your skills. Author and book editor Susan Snowden will share tips on creating strong characters,writing believable dialogue, "self-editing," and more. Time will be allotted for Q & A following the instruction. Come with pen, paper, and a few pages of prose you're currently working on (not required).  Cost is $23 per person and space is limited.  You can reserve your spot over the phone with a credit…See More
Jan 5, 2013
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Reception for Fiction Contest Winner Tom Hooker at The Fountainhead Bookstore

January 19, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm
The winner of the Fountainhead Bookstore 2012 Fiction Contest, Tom Hooker, will be feted at a reception.  Also, we'll get to hear his winning story "The Grand Child."  Honorable mentions will also be announced.See More
Jan 2, 2013
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The wisdom of Fred Chappell

Mr. Chappell can be so self-effacing, that he might cringe at the heading of this post.  I'm not even sure this is the correct place to post this, but luckily, I'm sure to hear about it if not.Fred and Susan Chappell, are not only an attractive couple, and a very smart couple, but they are also super nice!  As I get older, the quality of "nice" rises higher and higher in my esteem.I was thinking of the thousand or so would-be writers that I come into contact each year, and always think that…See More
Dec 13, 2012
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Reception for Fiction Contest Winner Tom Hooker at The Fountainhead Bookstore

January 19, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm
The winner of the Fountainhead Bookstore 2012 Fiction Contest, Tom Hooker, will be feted at a reception.  Also, we'll get to hear his winning story "The Grand Child."  Honorable mentions will also be announced.See More
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Fred Chappell coming to The Fountainhead at The Fountainhead Bookstore

December 13, 2012 from 5pm to 6pm
The previously-postponed Fred Chappell event has been rescheduled for Thurs. Dec. 13 at 5:00.Tickets are $5 and act as a coupon the evening of the event.  Space is limited!  You can purchase tickets over the phone.  See More
Nov 28, 2012
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Young Adult Author Gigi Amateau to Talk at The Fountainhead Bookstore

December 8, 2012 from 5pm to 6pm
Gigi Amateau, author of Come August, Come Freedom will talk about writing a historical novel, using primary sources, and research.  This novel centers on a planned slave revolt in the late 1700's.  Tickets are $5 and act as a coupon the night of the event.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, and space is limited.See More
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Susan Snowden to speak at The Fountainhead Bookstore at The Fountainhead Bookstore

November 9, 2012 from 5pm to 6pm
If you missed seeing Susan at Highland Lake Inn, here's another chance.  Tickets are $5 and act as a coupon the night of the event.  We don't sell tickets at the door, so get them now. See More
Oct 29, 2012

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Deadline Approaching

The Deadline for signing up for any of the Summer Book Camps 2011 at The Fountainhead Bookstore is May 27th.

These camps are for children ages 9-11, and each camp is based on a fun "Tween" book.  The Harry Potter camp only has 4 spaces left.  For a full list of available camps, visit our website www.fountainheadbookstore.com

 

 

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:33am

Summer Book Camps 2011

2/23/2011

We are again offering Summer Book Camps for ages 9-11.  Please visit our website at www.fountainheadbookstore.com for a full list of available camps (they start on June 13th), how to sign up, and what a typical camp day is like.

Our Harry Potter camp is already filling up fast.  We have lots of fun planned and are very excited about camp.  I'm not sure who'll…

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