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Connie Regan-Blake updated an event

A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
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Glenda Council Beall posted a blog post

Writers Circle around the Table

We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
Mar 12
Caroline McIntyre posted an event

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive at UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room

April 15, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
Mar 7
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Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford commented on Glenda Council Beall's photo

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"She looks like I look in my imagination right before I've had my coffee ... relaxed, bothered (by something, anything) and fully aware that I'm almost, but not quite, the center of the universe ... a feeling that quickly fades after that…"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion Mary Adams's new chapbook COMMANDMENT
"This is so perfect ... the thought of every woman, who KNOWS what the men are thinking!  But now at least we have an idea! This makes me happy in a sad, lovely sort of way!"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted a photo

Mom in Her Writing Nook ...

She was working on the "About the Authors" section of "Echoes Across the Blue Ridge" when I captured this one morning. Though you can't see it, her coffee cup was within gentle reach that morning. Roxie is at her feet.
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Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
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In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
Feb 5
Nancy Werking Poling replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Bent Creek, the 4-part story
"Rob, Thanks for putting this into one document. I've been following the narrative in the Citizen-Times. I find it an added resource for my next writing project. In 1910 my husband's grandfather (1866-1947) showed up in Missouri and said…"
Feb 5
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Lee Ann Brown replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Writer Olive Dargan rises from obscurity
"Great Article!  Heart wrenching about her destroyed manuscripts and letters and notes but I will look for more of Olive Dargan!     Lee Ann Brown"
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Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
Feb 4

January 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Show of Hope-Gill & Fletcher poems & photos

Laura Hope-Gill's Poetry and John Fletcher Jr.'s Photographs UNCA's Ramsey Library

UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library will present the collaborative work of poet Laura Hope-Gill and photographer John Fletcher Jr. during the month of February. An exhibit of their paired poems and photos will be on view in Ramsey Library's Blowers Gallery from February 1-28. Hope-Gill and Fletcher will also present a slideshow and poetry…


Added by Rob Neufeld on January 30, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Cataloochee author and Cataloochee legend both at March 6 event


The Western North Carolina Historical Association and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial present Wayne Caldwell and Silas Wright at the Memorial, March 6, 2-4 pm.  Caldwell, whose novel, Requiem of Fire, was the winner of the 2010 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award appears in tandem with Stephen Woody, whose grandfather served as a model for Silas Wright, a main character in the…


Added by Rob Neufeld on January 29, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

New book: A History of North Carolina Wine

A History of North Carolina Wine: From Scuppernong to Syrah by Alexia Jones Helsley (History Press trade paper, July 2010, 126 pages, $19.99))

Helsley, author of A Guide to Historic Henderson County, chronicles North Carolina's wine history from explorers' remarks about native…


Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Intellectual Rights have the same legal status as property rights. . .What a novel concept?

Pardon the pun!


Is anyone else having issues with the public perception of the intellectual rights to a given book as belonging to anyone who purchases a book or even checks a book out from a library to do with what a reader wishes? 


I've spoken to other writers who have these issues arise because many readers do not realize that intellectual rights are exactly…


Added by Gloria Houston on January 21, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Old Garden Folklore please.


I am writing a free online resource at about worldwide garden folklore. I need input.

So far I have found much from the UK, but I want input from across the…


Added by Guy Deakins on January 21, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Joy of Books has Moved Downtown Hendersonville

We have moved to 242 North Main Street in shared space with Red Step Artworks.  The new space provides more room for our increasing inventory, and we have added a large children's section of new and used books.  


Joy of Books is an independent used book seller that sells all types of used books and specializes in southern fiction.  We also sell new books that feature local authors (including self published authors).



Added by Joye McGinnis on January 19, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

In The Garden With Billy's Message is spreading !

As news about my book, In The Garden With Billy: Lessons About Life, Love & Tomatoes spreads outside the south, I'm reminded of the importance of our local, brick and mortar bookstores. I'm pleased to announce that City Lights has in stock copies of In The Garden With Billy. Chris reminds customers that City Lights offers shipping year-round which comes in handy during the winter months when we're snowed in and dreaming of a beautiful garden. You may order copies from…


Added by Renea Winchester on January 19, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER review of my new book from HarperCollins, MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE

Having a reviewer honor a book with an article is one of the best gifts an author can receive.  On January 23, Pam Kelley, book review page editor at THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, will review my new book about my childhood librarian, Ms. Dorothy Thomas, founding librarian of the Avery Mitchell Yancey Regional Library System.


Illustrated by Susan Condi Lamb, illustrator of MY GREAT AUNT ARIZONA, the book pays tribute to a woman who influenced a generation of young--and…


Added by Gloria Houston on January 18, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

If you are interested in books for young readers, check this out   is a terrific new book and author blog.  Worth a look.

Added by Gloria Houston on January 18, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

Tuck Reader

Rob et al.--Just wanted to mention the Tuck Reader, an Internet publication of fairly recent vintage which is doing some interesting and innovative things in covering the Tuckasegee River drainage from Cashiers to the southwesternmost parts of Swain County.  It's a novel concept with two talented guys toting the load.  I'm pleased to be writing a weekly column, "Mountain Musings," and I love the idea they've pretty much given me free rein.

Jim Casada

Added by Jim Casada on January 17, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments

At City Lights Saturday 1/22 at 2:00 without my appendix

Last time my angry appendix kept me from my reading/signing/whatever you want to call it at City Lights - I ended up in the emergency room at 2 in the morning and when I asked the doc if I could make it to City Lights for my thang, he just laughed!


So, this Saturday, the 22nd, at 2, I will be there with my new book Sweetie -- unless, of course, we have a bunch of snow and/or ice! Lawd!


Hope to see you there.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on January 17, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Writer's Workshop announces winter classes

Writer's Workshop Winter Writing Classes



Added by Rob Neufeld on January 6, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments

From the Museum of the Cherokee, big news about a landmark publication

Long-Awaited Cherokee History Book Published, Book Signing at Museum


     The long-awaited new…


Added by Rob Neufeld on January 4, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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