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FullSizeRender Lexie in the pillows

This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
Glenda Council Beall posted an event

Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
Aug 3
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld 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
Aug 3
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
Jul 28
Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
Jul 12
City Lights Bookstore posted events
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
Jun 29
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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
Jun 3

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

 

3267 Bee Cave Road, Suite 107-380

Austin, Texas 78746-6700

512.288.8555

www.readerviews.com

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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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