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Gail Godwin full interview for Grief Cottage event

Gail Godwin talks about Grief Cottage            Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m.             “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Jun 13
Jack J. Prather posted a blog post

First Woman NC Poet Laureate's Biography

A Biography of Late NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byerin Hendersonville Author's Six Notable Women of North CarolinaA biography of the late Kathryn Stripling "Kay" Byer of Cullowhee, the first woman and longest-serving (2005-2009) Poet Laureate in the state, is featured in Six Notable Women of North Carolina by Jack J. Prather of Hendersonville, founder of the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College. The 43-page biography includes poems selected by the poet who passed away on…See More
Jun 9
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Community Building

June 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell County 2017 Local Author Festival at the Marion Community Building in downtown Marion on Saturday, June 17 from 10-3. The event is sponsored by the McDowell County Public Library and is free and open to the public.See More
Jun 6
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

Mom's has-been groove in ghost-boy novel

Marcus, in Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, recalls his friendship with Wheezer, whom he’d once beaten up at school because Wheezer had exposed Marcus’ shameful secret about his mom.  Now Marcus, age 10, is an orphan.  His dad has always been unknown to him; and his mom has just died in a car accident. Relocated to his aunt’s beach house, Marcus, despite the safety of the place, finds himself in trouble. He’s communicating with a ghost.  He’s having dreams about a non-existent older…See More
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Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness at City Lights Bookstore

July 28, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Linda Star Wolf will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, July 28th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her new book, Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness.  Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner, Nita Gage co-wrote the book with Linda Star Wolf. The authors explore how the art of Soul Whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This is a powerful new…See More
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 20
Mirra posted an event

Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 16
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Rosalind Bunn Storytime at City Lights Bookstore

June 24, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Rosalind Bunn will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. for a special storytime. Rosalind teaches at East Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. She has three grown children and a new grandson. Rosalind has co-authored three children's books with a dear friend, Kathleen Howard. Her newest book, Thunder & a Lightning Bug Named Lou, is illustrated by Angela C. Hawkins and was released in December 2016. Her other titles are Whose Shadow Do I See?, The Monsters…See More
May 13
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

I Have a Coin

I Have a Coin I have a coin I deem a treasure.One side bears the sign of extinction,And the other, an instance of nature.But it’s not a coin; it’s a seal,And the meaning of this distinctionIs the unbearable sadness I feelWith experience, or with closure. It seems like a double exposure,But the knowledge of impermanenceBleeds into the ideal likenessOf mortality in its eminence—To yield a vibrant pictureOf a creature’s essential brightnessAs it burns for life without censure. --Rob NeufeldSee More
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

Hidden Scars - Sam Blackman and Black Mountain College

I don't know if this is true for my fellow writers, but proofing can be the most difficult part of the process.  I received the ARC today for October's Sam Blackman Mystery and will begin the last review for typos or formatting errors that have eluded my editor, my copy editor, and myself.  Amazing that there is always something that the brain "fixes" and we don't see.Hope springs eternal that the October release will be typo-free.  The mystery is set against the historic backdrop of Black…See More
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February 2012 Blog Posts (16)

2011 Count of Male vs. Female Publishing Stats

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has posted its 2011 breakdown of men vs. women publishing in and being reviewed by major magazines. Review the bleak statistics here: 

http://www.vidaweb.org/the-count

Added by Caralyn Davis on February 28, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Show Me, Rosie! hits Shelves this Spring

The newest title form Star Route Books, Show Me, Rosie! - Missouri’s working women in the Second World War will make its debut in March at the State Conference of the Missouri State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR).…

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Added by Claire Halsey on February 21, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature

GREAT SPORTING QUOTES--NEW BOOK BY CASADA AND SPORTING CLASSIC MAGAZINE

Passages:  The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature:

A compilation of wisdom and wit from the world of the outdoors. Published as part of the celebration of Sporting Classics magazine’s 30th anniversary, 

The excerpts were chosen by co-editors Chuck Wechsler, the Editor and Publisher of Sporting Classics, and Jim Casada, the magazine’s Editor at…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 19, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Winter by C.B. Cole premieres at City Lights, Feb 24

C.B. Cole at City Lights with coming-of-age story

Jackson…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 19, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

The Rose & Thorn

We've changed Rose & Thorn Journal to a semi-annual (2x a year) journal. Our spring issue will go live May 15, and our fall November 15. There's more detail, plus our Back Story series, on our R&T Blog.

 

We've also added a new Art Gallery- our new Art…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 19, 2012 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

Love the new look

Am loving the new look here on our pages at The Read!

 

 

Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 19, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

John Inscoe regional history scholar at key lecture, Mar 24

WNC HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION CIVIL WAR LECTURE SERIES



The WNC Historical Association, NC Center for Creative Retirement, and the Zebulon Baird Vance Birthplace State Historic Site are co-sponsoring a three-part lecture series on the Civil War In The Mountains. The speakers are some of the most distinguished scholars on Appalachian history. Topics for the series are loosely based on subjects covered in John Inscoe's War, Race and Remembrance.    



This final lecture…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 17, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments

Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reads at UNCA Feb 23

 

            “No names carved for the Native Guards,” Trethewey muses in her poem, “Elegy for the Native Guards.”   She’s thinking about the African American soldiers who had held the Federal fort and POW prison on Ship Island, off the coast of…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 17, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Lisa Alther's new novel, Washed in the Blood

  • Alther reads from her new novel, “Washed in the Blood,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, Asheville, 7 p.m., Friday (251-6734).

 

For her sixth novel, “Washed in the Blood,” Kingsport, Tenn.-raised author Lisa Alther explores Melungeon heritage in a multi-generational saga.

Microsoft Word spellcheck does not recognize the word, “Melungeon,” but to people in Appalachia, it reaches deep into interracial history.

Building from “Kinflicks,” her…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 16, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

New edition of History of African Americans in NC

New edition from NC Archives & History covers history through 2008



Originally published in 1992, A…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 13, 2012 at 12:02am — No Comments

Pat Riviere-Seel comes to Coffee with the Poets

February's Coffee with the Poet features Pat Riviere-Seel, a friend who graced my poetry class in the Great Smokies Writing Workshop several years ago. Pat has become a vibrant presence in our North Carolina Literary community, offer her talents and her time to her readers and the literary organizations that help draw us all together. Please join us at City Lights Bookstore on Feb. 16 at 10:30 to meet Pat and listen to her read and talk about her work. Our gatherings are always informal and,…

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Added by Kathryn Stripling Byer on February 12, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Women in Contemporary Art--leading critic Eleanor Heartney in town

Award-winning Arts Writer Eleanor Heartney to Speak about Contemporary Art and Women Artists

in Cullowhee, March 5; Asheville…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 12, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Gary Carden's one-act play, Coy, Feb. 16 and 23, benefits Liar's Bench

Liars Bench Presents Benefit Performances Of “Coy” At WCUs Mountain

Heritage Center.”



The “Dramatic performance of “Coy” to be centerpiece of two Liars Bench benefit shows.”

Gary Carden of The Liars Bench, a two-year old program featuring authentic traditional Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, and drama, has announced that the show's

February performances will be a benefit for the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Pulitzer Prized Poet Trethewey at UNCA Feb. 23

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey to Read at UNC Asheville

from UNCA press release

 

Natasha Trethewey, one of America’s most acclaimed poets and a compelling speaker, reads and talks in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall, 7 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 23, . This event is free and open to the public.

Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Native Guard (2006, Houghton Mifflin). The title poem of this collection recalls one…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 1, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Reader Views Review of Three Gifts

 

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Three Gifts

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Added by Mary Flinn on February 1, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Juniper Bends Literary Reading

 
Our next Juniper Bends Reading will be on Friday February 10 at 7pm at Downtown Books and News with readings by:

Kate Zambreno (whose novel Green Girl was recently released by Emergency Press…
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Added by Mesha Maren on February 1, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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