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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
Jul 25
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Jul 25
William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
Jul 17
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
Jul 15
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
Jul 12
Fred Weyler replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Robert Henry revealed by Rick Russell book
"LP Summers mentioned Samuel Talbot in "History of SW VA" then withdrew him from militia list in more accurate "Annals of SW VA" probably because there was no such person in the county records. Robert Henry set high standards for…"
Jul 11
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
Jul 11
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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

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
Jul 1
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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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Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment

 

   I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of…

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Added by William Roy Pipes on July 17, 2015 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Christine Lajewski on July 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sharing Information

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

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.com

Added by Christine Lajewski on June 1, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments

The Devil Returns!

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's Dark Energy

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.  …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Writers' Workshop classes

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 …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments

Laura Ingalls Wilder comes to History Center

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…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

Metamorphosos: A Proposed Path to Independent Living

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 on Andrew Jackson and Cherokees--May 31 and June 1, 2015

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,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 26, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Colombia in blue and pink

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…

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Added by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Art and poetry in South America

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.…

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Added by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Planet Reasonable: I'm officially an essayist at Killing the Buddha

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: 

http://killingthebuddha.com/ktblog/stop-casting-religious-freedom-stones/

Added by Caralyn Davis on April 14, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Mountain Words, Mountain Music

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…

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Added by Valerie Nieman on March 27, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments

New Story Published by Deep South Magazine: "Nothing But A House"

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…

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Added by Gary Carter on March 26, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Color Blind, My First Eco-Fiction, Published & Waiting to Be Read

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

Billy Ray's Chevrolet and Other Writings and Photographs from a Southern Appalachian Valley

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…

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Added by Dave Turner on December 26, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Tribute to Ashley

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 pottery survey Oct 17

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…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 14, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

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