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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
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted blog posts
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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…"
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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 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Murder and Mayhem

Hi Gang,

A quick note to let you know about a book review Mary just received. Todd Fonesco…


Added by Mary A. Berger on January 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Books with Bullying themes

At opposite ends of the teen / YA literature age range are two books by Lauren Myracle that deal with bullying in their content.  Ten addresses bullying peripherally to the primary narrative of the tenth year of its primary character, Winnie.  Shine is for late teens and has injurious bullying as a primary theme along with prejudice regarding sexual preference. Shine neither condones nor condemns anyone's sexual preference.  Rather it addresses prejudices that accompany…


Added by Donald Myracle on January 22, 2012 at 8:39pm — 1 Comment


Rain makes me realize how restless I am, like the clouds that hug the nearby mountains, roaming, appearing, vanishing. When I was eight months old, my mother tells me, I climbed out of my playpen. (Probably hit my head, too.) I still want out. Thinking about going to India this coming year. Yet the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh have taught me to find refuge in the present moment, the only moment. Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out -- the breath as…


Added by Judith Toy on January 21, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments


"A Passel of Hate" is a choice read with plenty to consider, highly recommended for historical fiction collections."

 THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW -- January 2012 edition

Added by Joe Epley on January 15, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Eighth-graders from Asheville read transformative writings

Eighth-graders are doing a reading at Malaprop’s, Jan. 17

--from a release by Joanne O’Sullivan

            The Asheville Middle School eighth-grade class of Moira Bradford, having experienced the 16-week residency of writer Tamiko Ambrose Murray, present their writing, 7 p.m., Tues., Jan. 17 at Malaprop’s…


Added by Rob Neufeld on January 14, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Three programs--two talks and a tour--on Civil War

Civil War Comes to Mountains via Smith-McDowell House

January 28, 2012  2:00 pm "Civil War Comes to the Mountains" Lecture Series II . Rebels and Tories in the Mountains presented by Dr. Steven E. Nash.  LOCATION: Reuter Center on the UNC-A campus in the Manheimer Room, 102A  Nash received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and his Master’s…


Added by Rob Neufeld on January 13, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Sent out a book proposal

Hi Everyone:

  I just sent out a book proposal to a published for a travel adventure book on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wish me luck and I'll let you know how it does.


Danny Bernstein

Added by Danny Bernstein on January 4, 2012 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Shooting Star, The First Woman To Attempt To Reach Hawaii By Air

On Jan. 4 & 5, you can hear my interview about the book on The Author's Show.  Just click on and go to the non-fiction page and you can hear the 15 minute interview any time during the 48 hour two day period.  The book tells the story of a 22 year old schoolteacher who was the only woman involved int the 1927 Dole Air Race from Oakland to Honolulu.  She was a media star, and when her plane was mysteriously lost, many vowed never to forget her.  However, her story has…


Added by Richard DuRose on January 1, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

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