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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
Mar 7
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

February 2010 Blog Posts (11)

A Good Cause

A roomful of people,

All there for a good cause.

Tickets sold for a fundraising supper;

Proceeds to neuter homeless dogs and cats.

Singer-song writer crooning in a corner;

Cheery groups talking animatedly at tables.

Fraternity boys serve drinks and food;

Your choice tonight, meat or vegetarian.

Are we being smug and…


Added by Chuck Connors on February 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 16

Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. Take it and see how you do:

  1. Hippens
  2. Hunker
  3. Hisn
  4. Hear tell
  5. Hesh up

  1. Hippens-diapers. "When you bring little Suzy over day after tomorrow, don't forget her…

Added by Tipper on February 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Miller Family Album, Early 20th Century

This photo is of the William J Miller and Sallie Viola Rogers Miller children taken in 1903.

From Left to right Roy standing , Locke seated, Mamie standing and Lois.

I noticed that the boys all seemed to wear dresses in those days, Locke would have been three. The Miller family lived…


Added by Sallie on February 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

North Shore Road Controversy is Settled.

Sometimes you don't just read history - you're in it. And that's what happened Saturday Feb. 6.

It promised to be the biggest event in Western North Carolina in 67 years. The North Shore Road controversy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was over. Swain County was going to get its $52 million over 10 years -an amount that was calculated as the present value of the road that was flooded in 1943 to create Fontana Lake and Fontana Dam.

It's a long saga…


Added by Danny Bernstein on February 10, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

A Simple Sign, By Renea Winchester

Looking back it seems so easy; befriend a stranger…change your life. That’s how true change begins you know, when you step outside yourself and reach out to another never once expecting anything in return.

Many of us want a better job, more money, a nicer home. I didn’t want any of that; I wanted peace. Somewhere along my life-path, I had sectioned each day into compartmentalized appointments. Each morning I awoke, gathered the “To-do” list I had written down the night before,…


Added by Renea Winchester on February 8, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments


Record snowfall, second of the season;

Winter world, everything white.

Lines of vehicles stalled in the drifts;

Others like me slip-sliding along.

Terrifying long, long minutes;

Unsure if I will make home safe and sound.

Staring at the blowing snow;

Thinking of…


Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Heart's Desire

Heart’s Desire

You are my heart’s desire,

through you I gain my strength.

Your caring and compassion,

help me to live fully each day.

When I see your face,

hold you in…


Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Wonderful Dream

Sitting in another business meeting,

Daydreaming about things I want to do with you.

Last night I couldn’t kiss you enough,

Cross-eyed crazy in your embrace.

What would it be like to be with you,

From here on out to the end of time?

To wake each morning—look into your eyes,…


Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

In the Fields

In the fields lives my loneliness,
Out in the fields in the middle of nowhere.
Totally naked I hide in the grass,
Shivering in the emotional cold.
Staring out to where the people are,
Not interested in what they say or do.
Since you’re gone I’m filled with loneliness,
Not caring whether I live or die.

Chuck Connors, January 19, 2010

Added by Chuck Connors on February 5, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Secret Graces Trailer Done and posted!

I did it - I made the trailer and it wasn't difficult at all. It's all in fun and I had a good time doing it.


You can see it here if you like... SG TRAILER

Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 5, 2010 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Cover to Secret Graces . . . Trailer

The cover for Secret Graces is so very different from Tender Graces! Vivid and full of color and hidden things (just like in Micah's paintings). Can't wait to get go ahead to show it.

And I made my own trailer! It wasn't difficult - it may not be a fancy shiny "Professional" trailer, but I'm proud of it. Who knows if trailers help "sell books" - but, I still enjoyed the process. Will link it here soon!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 2, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

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