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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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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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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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Connie Regan-Blake posted events
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Mirra updated an event
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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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City Lights Bookstore posted events
May 11
Gary Thomas Johnson is attending Kalen Vaughan Johnson's event
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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
Gary Thomas Johnson shared Kalen Vaughan Johnson's event on Facebook
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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
May 6

March 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Hug a poet! Take one to lunch!

T. S. Eliot said that April is the cruellest month, but maybe he'd have a different opinion now that April is National Poetry Month . Accent on Books will have a number of different events in celebration during the month as will, I'm sure other stores and organizations. As you've probably noticed, there are a lot of great resources related to local poets right here on The Read. And you can even have a… Continue

Added by Patrick Covington on March 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Sunday Night Missive

I asked my boy last year, who had just turned 5, if he knew of April Fools. If they taught him about it in school. No, he said. We were fast approaching the infamous date. We were driving home from a day at Warren Wilson College for me and a day of kindergarten for Avery.

I explained the concept to him, the whole idea of playing tricks and pranks of one another. A few minutes passed in silence. Avery started hitting something with his foot and I asked him to stop doing it. I asked again,… Continue

Added by Sebastian Matthews on March 29, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

I am the author of two children's books. The first is The Most Unusual Adventures of Black Shadow Smokey and The Blue Streak, the second book is The Crystal Swan. The first book is an animal adventure and can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble on-line. The second book will soon be on these web sites and can be purchased now at Grateful Steps.com. Please check them out. I will post covers soon.

Added by Suzan Tanner McCoury on March 27, 2009 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Choking The Whippoorwills



This time of the year I start listening-hoping to hear the first Whippoorwill of the season. I grew up hearing Pap tell a story about the Whippoorwill.



In days gone by, the story was quite popular in our area-so popular a man once came to record the story-straight from the source as they say. Pap was lucky to hear the story from both-the source and the recording.





Old Man… Continue

Added by Tipper on March 26, 2009 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Book Signing Party for TENDER GRACES at Osondu Booksellers!

Osondu Booksellers is sponsoring a booksigning party for my debut novel TENDER GRACES. On April 17, 2009 from 7-9 pm. It's by reservation only. I hope if you are, or will be, in the area, you will call Osondu and reserve a spot!



Thank you!



Osondu Booksellers

184 North Main Street

Waynesville, NC 28786

828-456-8062

www.osondubooksellers.com




Margaret Osondu writes:



Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie [is] a beautifully… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on March 25, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cheri Jones at Accent on Books this coming Friday

Local poet Cheri Jones will present her new book,"Chains," this coming Friday evening, March 27, beginning at 6:00 PM at Accent on Books, located on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Cheri will be introduced at this event by another acclaimed local poet, Marijo Moore.



"Chains" is an appropriate title for this sequence of poems, which portrays several generations of a family struggling with and against each other, bound as they are by chains of love and hate, kinship and madness. Although… Continue

Added by Patrick Covington on March 24, 2009 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Guidebooks in your 50 top books of WNC

I enjoyed your top 50 books but I was surprised that "Hiking the Carolina Mountains" published by Milestone Press www.milestonepress.com was not one of them. The book is about to go into its third printing. I have a feeling that guidebooks are under "how-to" books and you didn't include that category.…



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Added by Danny Bernstein on March 23, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Unemployment Rate In Appalachia



As the housing bubble has burst, I've been amazed to see how the housing/real estate market is woven into almost every aspect of our local economy. It's as if the giant motor that was funding all of our lives has run completely out of fuel-leaving us stranded on the side of the road. County employees, lawyers, business owners, contractors, teachers, nurses, the list could go on and on-all left wondering if the motor will ever start… Continue

Added by Tipper on March 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Daffodil



When the Daffodils began to bloom, I know Spring has arrived. Over the past week I've noticed Daffodils blooming everywhere-in my yard-as well as along the roadsides.



Each spring, I ponder the Daffodil blooms I see in fields or in wooded areas-in other words blooming in the middle of no where-yet sending out a strong and mighty signal that someone once lived there.





I… Continue

Added by Tipper on March 18, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

About Jack Morgan Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient

I have been thinking about family heroes that I had noticed while doing family tree research. If you come from a very, very, very large pre-revolutionary war family you find so many unsung heroes with legends on their graves that indicate they received medals and awards in our country's wars. When we visit North Carolina I always look in on the family cemeteries.I know that all or most of the Morgans in Buncombe County are descended from two…

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Added by Sallie on March 18, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Waste Not Want Not

"Waste Not Want Not" was a saying past generations used and lived by-because they had too. Wasting for past generations was considered shameful. Hard times caused folks to use what they had-to make do.





Miss Bonnie, my husband's Grandmother was born in 1914. She was a typist for Champion International, then after having children, a stay at home mom.





At the age of 55 Miss… Continue

Added by Tipper on March 12, 2009 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 5



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test-



1. catty cornered

2. choke rag

3. clabber

4. clim

5. cuss fight





1. catty corner-in a corner or sitting cross ways. "The last time I saw Old Blue he was sitting catty corner on the porch."

2. choke rag- a neck tie. "I hate going to weddings, cause I have to wear a choke rag!"

3. clabber-sour milk.… Continue

Added by Tipper on March 10, 2009 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

"Hillbilly Stereotypes: Picking Up Pine Knots And Going To War" By Betty Cloer Wallace



Bill O’Reilly’s recent contemptible rant against Appalachian Americans is only the latest example of the widespread and multigenerational problem of Appalachian hillbilly stereotypes. Quite simply, O’Reilly reminded the world once again that people of the Appalachian Mountains are still the only cultural group in America that many people have the audacity to ridicule publicly as being of low intelligence, and worse. 





Can you imagine… Continue

Added by Tipper on March 6, 2009 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Three Girls



From my sick bed I hear feet running



down the hall, out the door



From my sick bed I hear talking heads



stocks plummet, leaders fail



From my sick bed I hear cooking



pots rattle, spoons chink






In my sick bed



bones ache, chest suffocates



In my sick bed I see two girls run in, run out



yet, a third…
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Added by Tipper on March 3, 2009 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

Living In A Seperate Place



I feel as though I've been living on another plane of life. A separate place where you exist and simultaneously you don't.





A neighborly place where you sit back and view your world go on without your input.





I've watched The Deer Hunter wash clothes, clean, cook, take care of the girls-all the things I usually do. I see he does them… Continue

Added by Tipper on March 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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