The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle…Continue
Added by Chris Goldman on April 23, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments
Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant…Continue
Added by William Roy Pipes on April 22, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments
Personal Meaning-Making: The Poetry of Patrick Bahls
Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750
West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on April 22, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments
Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
at Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014
from press release
June 28 event
Bobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All…Continue
Added by William Roy Pipes on April 7, 2014 at 7:46am — No Comments
Brain injury recovery is difficult and anything but certain. When I met Angela Leigh Tucker in late 2008, she was only four months into her battle. A sudden truck-on-car crash had killed her young husband and left her hanging on to life by a thread.
For the next three years I researched the topic of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Angela and I travelled together to meeting of brain injury survivors and conferences on the subject. I interviewed countless doctors, therapists, co-workers,…Continue
Added by Bill Ramsey on April 7, 2014 at 7:21am — No Comments
Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!
After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?
Added by RhondaKay Brigman on April 1, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments
Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield
Smithfield is a small community that is a nice quiet place to relax, play and live. Our town was incorporated on February 29, 1840 making it "Maine's only Leap Year Town". There are many things that make this town an enjoyable place, but lately the people hired in the town office have made it a difficult place to live. Specifically the selectmen Richard A. Moore, Dale M. Churchill, and Justin S. Furbush have chosen to neglect their responsibilities…
Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on March 28, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments
Finalists for Young LIons Award--Authors Younger Than 36
The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories.
Established in 2001, this annual award recognizes the work of young authors and celebrates their accomplishments publicly, making a difference in their lives as they continue to build their…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Excerpt from my novel, JHATOR, published by The Black Mountain Press.
Added by Christine Lajewski on March 22, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments
Cherokee Cultural Center in Hayesville to be dedicated
from press release
The Clay County Communities Revitalization Association (CCCRA) has established the Quanassee Path: A Cherokee History Trail, highlighting five Cherokee-related sites in Hayesville.
One of the stops along the 2-mile trail is Moss Memorial Library, where a section of the library has become the Cherokee Cultural Center. A Cherokee Preservation…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 20, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments
Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014
The contenders for winners of the U.K. Award for best science fiction ar e:
God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 20, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Recipients of the National Book Critic Circle Awards
announced Mar. 14, 2014
See fuller account of awards.
Frank Bidart, “Metaphysical Dog” (Farrar,…
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 17, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Cherokee Dance Group, Warriors of AniKituhwa, to Perform March 25 at UNC Asheville
The Warriors of AniKituhwa, a Cherokee dance group and the official cultural ambassadors for the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, perform in UNC Asheville’s Main Quad, at 12:30 p.m., Tues., March 25. Their performance is free and open to the public.
Four traditional dances, history,…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
Last fall Sherman Alexie launched the Indies First movement and encouraged authors to support their local indies by handselling books on Small Business Saturday. Now as part of the celebration of the 95th annual Children's Book Week (May 12–18), the Children's Book Council, Every Child a Reader (the organization that runs CBW), and the American Booksellers Association are launching an Indies First Storytime Day on Saturday, May 17.
Local and regional authors and illustrators…Continue
Added by Spellbound on March 1, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments
Curator talks about slavery and freedom in WNC
from press release
Earl Ijames, N.C. Museum of History curator of African American history, presents a program on slavery and freedom in the mountains, 12 noon, March 8 at noon at Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort; and again at 4 p.m. in Asheville at the Western Regional Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Both free programs are open to the public. The noontime program at…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on February 27, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments
NCWN Spring Conference
from press release
The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference will be held Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, the Network will introduce a new programming feature: instead of a traditional keynote address, attendees can choose between two special sessions at the…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on February 24, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments
Added by Lee Ann Brown on February 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
My second novel, Tidal Pools, has been released by Holladay House Publishing. I look forward to seeing my friends in the WNC area this spring and summer as we launch our promotion of the new novel. Hope to see you all soon.
Added by Lawrence Thackston on January 28, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments
I've had a personal essay, "My Mama Is a Demon," published here. Appreciate it if y'all would check it out.
Added by Caralyn Davis on January 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments