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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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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
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.
Mar 4
Carolyn Bennett Fraiser updated their profile photo
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Feb 6
Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
Feb 6
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Latest non-fiction book

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
Rebecca L Caldwell updated their profile
Feb 5
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"
Feb 5
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Rap Monster posted a blog post


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 2011 Blog Posts (8)

11th Liar's Bench features 7 storytellers riffing on moonshine

The Liars Bench:

An Authentic Traditional Southern Appalachian Storytelling, Music, Poetry, Dramatic, and Folk Arts Live Variety Show


    The Liars Bench, WNC’s live variety show plays City Lights Bookstore Sat., March 12, 7 p.m. for the show’s eleventh time.

Featured tellers are: Marion Jones, Jack Parris, Gary…


Added by Rob Neufeld on February 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Winchester wins 2010 Plattner Award

I've just learned that Remembering, a true-story about "Decoration Day" has won the Denny Plattner Award. Thank you Appalachian Heritage, Berea, and everyone who enjoyed my contribution.




Added by Renea Winchester on February 27, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Summer Book Camps 2011


We are again offering Summer Book Camps for ages 9-11.  Please visit our website at for a full list of available camps (they start on June 13th), how to sign up, and what a typical camp day is like.

Our Harry Potter camp is already filling up fast.  We have lots of fun planned and are very excited about camp.  I'm not sure who'll…


Added by The Fountainhead Bookstore on February 23, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

People are Stealing My Ideas!

I Would Swear People are Stealing My Ideas and Putting them on TV and the Movies!


Have you ever worried that by sending your manuscript to contests, various publications, theaters (if you’re a playwright), and even just colleagues you pretty much trust, you are exposing your ideas to theft?  Has it occurred to you that anybody who reads your work, however honest they are, might, after a little while, forget they’d read it and start thinking it was their own idea, or, more…


Added by Jerry Stubblefield on February 21, 2011 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Three great national poets for APR Series

The First annual Asheville Poetry Review Reading Series, sponsored by Biltmore Farms, features three noted poets, Fri. Mar. 25, 7 p.m., Hilton Hotel, Biltmore Park.  

Admission is free.  Call 209-2000.



Added by Rob Neufeld on February 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Muses Bookstore in Morganton is closing at the end of March

The Muses has been a landmark to readers throughout the region for 40+ years.  Owned by a mother daughter team, Shirley Sprinkle and Kelly Treiber, readers could depend on their evaluations and recommendations about what to read.  Someone working in the store has always read every book on their shelves. 


Alas, independent bookstores such as theirs are disappearing.


The Muses will host a booksigning for my new book, MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE…


Added by Gloria Houston on February 13, 2011 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Writing that is Disturbing


            Several people who have read my novel, Homunculus, have commented that they were disturbed by it.  Although they said it apologetically to be nice, I'm glad they were disturbed, and just sorry that some people who do make reading a part of their lives nevertheless have a mental list of places they "don't want to go."

Homunculus is about the effect of career-related frustrations on the libido and marriage of a couple when one day the stressed-out…


Added by Jerry Stubblefield on February 10, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Joy of Books Grand Opening/Art Step Artworks Anniversary Party

I'll be in Hendersonville, NC from 6-9PM for the festivities. They'll have some of my books there and I'll sign them and etc, but this isn't "my" event- it's all about Books and Art and Music!


Red Step Kelli Redmond is hoping for high attendance at Red Step Artworks this Saturday for our 3yr Anniversary Party and the Grand Opening of our sister... Joy of Books! Festivities, including, book signing, painting demos, live music, refreshments and adult beverages from 6-9pm…


Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 5, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

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