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…Continue
Added by Christine Lajewski on July 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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---!
Added by Tina Barr on June 2, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments
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.com
Added by Christine Lajewski on June 1, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments
Very excited to announce to my friends here at The Read on WNC that my publisher, Holladay House Publishing, will be re-releasing The Devil's Courthouse this summer. We are having a release celebration at Bearmeat's Indian Den in Cherokee, NC on Saturday, June 6, from 11 to 4. If you are in the area, please come out and help us celebrate! And we will be visiting bookstores across the WNC throughout the coming months!
Added by Lawrence Thackston on May 28, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Robert Morgan in area for new book of poems, Dark Energy
The Washington Post calls Robert Morgan's Dark Energy one of the three best poetry books of May 2015. See review.
Morgan comes to Malaprop's Bookstore, 7 p.m., June 5. …Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments
June July August writing classes from Writers' Workshop
The following writing classes, sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop, a non-profit center since 1985, meet at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, Visit www.twwoa.org. For more info, contact …Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments
A Visit With Laura Ingalls Wilder
from press release
On Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 - 12:30, children are invited to join the Crafty Historian for a visit and picnic style tea party with Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Asheville History Center at Smith-McDowell House. Miss Daphne Ruth Darcy will interpret an older Laura Ingalls Wilder reflecting on her first year as a bride.
Gingerbread cake from Mrs. Wilder's own…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments
Eston Roberts announces publication of Metamorphosos: A Proposed Path to Independent Living--a re-definition and application of metaphor.
Added by eston e. roberts on May 26, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Steve Inskeep, NPR Journalist, To Talk about Jacksonland at Cherokee Museum
from press release
Steve Inskeep will be speaking at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian about his new book, JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. The event begins at 2 pm Sunday May 31 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian at 589 Tsali Boulevard in Cherokee,…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 26, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments
With Emilio Eduardo Esparza, Colombian painter we share, in addition to our friendship from the classrooms of the Cardenas School of Palmyra, a Micro book of Colombian poetry: "Colombia in blue and pink", painted, diagramming and illustrated by hand by he, and that was about a group of poets, friends: Juan Manuel Roca, Guiovanny Queseps Hernan Buitrago Ramírez, etc. I thanks with brotherly love to this inclusion of me in the collection of poems made by Eduardo in his beautiful book…Continue
Added by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Con Eduardo Emilio Esparza, Pintor Colombiano compartimos, además de nuestra amistad desde las aulas del Colegio de Cárdenas de Palmira, un Micro libro de poesía colombiana: “Colombia en Azul y Rosa”, pintado, diagramado e ilustrado a mano por el, que hizo sobre un grupo de poetas amigos: Juan Manuel Roca, Guiovanny Queseps, Hernán Buitrago Ramírez, etc. Agradezco con fraterno amor esta inclusion en el poemario que me hizo Eduardo en su hermoso libro.…Continue
Added by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I now have a blog, Planet Reasonable, at the lovely website Killing the Buddha. My first essay is a wee piece on religious freedom laws. Enjoy, or hate, but thanks for reading:
Added by Caralyn Davis on April 14, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments
Appalachian poet, musician, and raconteur Kirk Judd has a new book and CD package out, "My People Was Music." I thought I'd share part of a Goodreads review I did of the book - I think members of The Read would enjoy this.
There is no gussying-up here. This is the plain hard rock undergirding Appalachia. This is the sound of water rushing, the clawhammer banjo sound, the crack of a wedge as it splits that cross-grained stump of oak. Kirk Judd has been making poems…Continue
Added by Valerie Nieman on March 27, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments
It's always an honor to have a new story selected and published, this time by Deep South Magazine -- which I recommend for its coverage of all things Southern and, in particular, its attention to Southern literary voices.
Read the story here: "Nothing But A House" by Gary Carter
Comments are always welcome. Deep South Magazine actually has a unique comment…Continue
Added by Gary Carter on March 26, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments
My short story "Color Blind" is now up at Eclectica Magazine. It's got animal extinctions, Sekhmet, Santa Claus, golden Panamanian frogs, real science, fake science, and lots of cats -- in a very economical, easy-reading 1,700 words.
Added by Caralyn Davis on January 15, 2015 at 10:20pm — No Comments
Thought of this little piece from my eBook today:
Brittle sticks and dry leaves on the ground crunch beneath my feet.
The day is crisp and cold.
The sky is white and the sunlight is dreamlike, filtered by thin clouds and casting a surreal glow.
A sharp north wind gusts and swishes through bare branches and across frozen ground powdered with…
Added by Dave Turner on December 26, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments
One of my closest friends, Rachelle, lost her daughter to a canoeing accident on a frigid November night in 2005. I wrote a poem as a tribute to Ashley, which was later published in Deep Waters, the Tall Grass Writers' Guild 2012 anthology. As we approach the 9th anniversary of the loss of this lovely young woman, I have posted the poem in my blog at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.com I think any "likes" would be appreciated by Rachelle. Thank you for reading it.
Added by Christine Lajewski on November 22, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments
Cherokee Museum Presents Cherokee Pottery on International Archaeology Day
from press release
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will present “Cherokee Pottery: Three Thousand Years of Cherokee Science and Art” on Friday October 17 at 2 pm. This talk is part of International Archaeology Day, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America. It is open to the public free of charge, and is suitable for all…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on October 14, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments
I am pleased to announce the publication of the second book in my series "Loy's Loonies." This one is entitled Uncle Moe and the Martha's Vineyard Frackers and here's the cover blurb.
Moe Thibault is a lovable octogenarian who sometimes thinks he’s Jacques Clouseau and who’s convinced he once had an identical twin. While living out his widower’s retirement in upstate New York, Moe is sent an obituary from Martha’s Vineyard with a…Continue
Added by James D. Loy on October 2, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments
Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )
Turn of the century Vintage Stamps
Traceable history make value enhance
Prices get higher as the years go by
Dream of finding one valued so high
Extremely fine with the perfect gum
Designer flaws bring high premium
Famous from error illustration
Collection of art inspiration
We are crazy for detailed graphics
Finding rare depends on the markets
Unused are the old collectibles
Their worth can…
Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on September 23, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments