Looking for the perfect "stocking stuffer" for the mystery lover on your shopping list? Here's a virtual "boxed" set of the first three books of the Matt Davis Mystery Series by Joe Perrone Jr. of Hendersonville. The Kindle offering is only $6.99 for three complete novels and makes an excellent gift. Included are: As the Twig is Bent, Opening Day (A 2012 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion…Continue
Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on December 11, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments
The Cure For Winter Blues
Don't be feeling down
Just because winter came around
Let me share things I have found
Before more snow hits the ground
My youtube channel viewwithme
Has much excitement for you to see
So go to the site and join me
It really is the place to be
There are playlists to suit your every need
Anything from wild bats out of trees
To the judging of birds and bumble bees
Take a minute to give it a peek…
Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on December 7, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
Part of being an author is being able to write about a particular place, having the ability to transport the reader where you desire. Today I want to write about the humble white sweet potato, a western North Carolina delicacy.
Once frost coats the punkin' and Thanksgiving is behind me, I enjoy …Continue
Added by Renea Winchester on December 4, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Spring 2014 Workshops
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Hendersonville and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.
10-week courses for writers of various levels of experience:
Added by Rob Neufeld on November 27, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments
Added by Mary A. Berger on November 27, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Barbara Bates Smith presents show
"Deck the Halls, Southern Style"
Christmas vignettes from:
Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies
Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory
Hammered dulcimer music by Jeff Sebens
Sunday Nov. 24, 5 pm
Haywood Street Congregation Sanctuary
Added by Rob Neufeld on November 18, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers (Over 200,000 Readers)
Darby’ has everything: love, hate, sadness and joy
From staff reports
Q: What is your book about?
A: “Darby” is an Appalachian novel. A story of danger, suspense, romance, and intrigue interwoven with the history and culture of the Appalachians. “Darby” begins in 1895 when a man, George Waldroup, is standing in the middle of Elk Creek,…
Added by William Roy Pipes on November 9, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments
It's an honor to have a story, "Thousands of Days and Nights," featured in the new issue of Steel Toe Review, based in Birmingham and dedicated to "contemporary Southern arts & literature."
Read the story here: thousands of days and nights by gary carter
Comments are always welcomed.
Added by Gary Carter on November 4, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Authors and musicians stage benefit for disenfranchised
(from press release)
Award-winning authors Ron Rash, Patricia Smith, Keith Flynn, and R. B. Morris read from their works. Free Planet Radio, Bill Altman, Susi Gott Seguret, Jonathan Scales, Ten Cent Poetry, and other guest musicians perform. All for a show in Diana Worthan Theatre, Pack Square, Asheville, 7 p.m., Nov. 17, to benefit “the beloved community,” a…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on November 4, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
My Angel, My Muse, My Sweetheart, My Love, awakened from this dream of life on August 15, 2013, and left me yet dreaming. To say that I was devastated is not to understand in the slightest the pain I felt. I lost my heart, I lost my mind, I lost my will to live.
My Darling spoke to me on September 2, as I was preparing her Celebration, and told me to write this little book of poetry. She speaks to me yet, and most of the words in this book, that appear after she awoke, I truly believe…Continue
Added by James Carland on October 30, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Local National Book Award news
Warren Wilson College MFA faculty member Mary Szybist’s book of poems, Incarnadine (Graywolf, 2013), is among five finalists for the National Book Award in that category. Winners will be announced on November 20 at the National Book Award ceremony in New York City.
Read more about Szybist and read some of her poems at the…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Southern Craft: A Revival in the Mountains with Anna Fariello
from press release)
Who: Anna Fariello, Craft Revival Project Director, Hunter Library Special Collections, Western Carolina University…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Tall tale of the Civil War (a century afterward)
“In the yellow dark of an Alabama nursing home, an old, old man opened
two remarkable eyes…” So begins Pickett’s Charge, an improbable novel about the legacy of the Civil War.
A hundred years after Threadgill Pickett travelled as a boy to join the Confederate Army, he takes a journey to confront with the only other…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments
George Stuart, Archaeologist and Expert on the Maya to Speak at UNC Asheville October 24
from press release
Archaeologist George Stuart, former National Geographic vice president for research and exploration, will present…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on October 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
My book of stories "Small Brown Bird: stories in praise of folly" was reviewed by Mary Ickes in this month's issue of WNC Women magazine. Thank you Mary for taking an interest and sharing with your readers.
The article can be found at:
Added by Jennifer McLean on October 12, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Nailed" Book Club still meets in the same location- G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA (beside CVS); however, the time has changed from 10:30 AM to the new time of 10:00 AM until noon. We still meet on the 1st Friday of every month... Come join us as we discuss books our members have chosen in a quarterly selection. Our reviews are discussions that…Continue
Added by RhondaKay Brigman on October 11, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments
Saving the bonobos author and Asheville bonobo activist, Oct. 5
New Book ‘Empty Hands, Open Arms’ explores groundbreaking approach to saving the Congo rainforest and humankind’s closest relative, the bonobo
Acclaimed author Deni Béchard talks about his new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral, at Malaprop’s bookstore, 7 pp.m., Sat., Oct.…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on October 4, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction
Pack Memorial Library presents “Let’s Talk about It: Science Fiction Book Discussion Series”
Sign Up and Receive Free Book Loans Beginning October 1
Guest humanities professors from UNC-Asheville and Appalachian State will lead the 6 p.m. discussions, which begin Tues., Oct. 22 and continue every other Tuesday evening through Dec.…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on October 3, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The purpose of this posting is to announce the publication of my first (and last?) novel, Fish Food (a novel about life, death, and commas). It's a zany tale about, well, life, death, and commas. Here's the publisher's blurb.
"Michael Um is a grammar-obsessed, hearing-impaired evolutionary biologist who shares his home on Martha's Vineyard with three cats, an irascible parrot, and a tankful of red-bellied piranhas (his wife left him years ago for…Continue
Added by James D. Loy on September 27, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Readers who have either met me briefly or who are life-long friends know that I am a champion for the printed word and Independent Booksellers. I’ll do just about anything to help those folk out which is why I dressed up in overalls and rode a stick pony while filming the…Continue
Added by Renea Winchester on September 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments