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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 10, 2017 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Author Vicki Lane, who is working on her seventh novel, will be the guest speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Gaither Fellowship Hall.  Reservations: 669-8012 Ext. 3502Open to the Public.See More
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Rose Senehi will read from her new novel: CAROLINA BELLE at MALAPROPS BOOKS & CAFE

May 3, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into and determined to rekindle the love this obsession has nearly destroyed.        Woven throughout Carolina Belle is the fascinating history of Henderson County, North Carolina’s, apple orchards that endlessly unfold on the county’s horizons and still bear the same names as the early settlers to the area. Senehi, known for her historically accurate novels, sprinkles the book with stories of the development of the Southern…See More
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Becky Stone Presents Maya Angelou

Chautauqua Alive! Becky Stone Presents Maya AngelouWednesday, May 24 at 6:30pmPack Memorial Library67 Haywood Street250-4700The Buncombe Chautauqua Committee and Pack Memorial Library will present a pre-Chautauqua special event in Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library at 6:30 Pm on May 24.  Renowned storyteller Becky Stone will present “Becoming Maya Angelou.”   Ms. Stone will be appearing as Maya Angelou in the opening program of the annual Chautauqua series that begins June 19.  On May 24,…See More
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Prize-winning YA author Sedgwick at Literacy fundraiser

Fundraiser for Literacy Council & Book Launch Marcus Sedgwick Tuesday April 25th 5:30-7:30 p.m., Twisted Laurel, downtown Asheville, 130 College Street COST: $45 per person (ticket includes hardcover book, food, and non-alcoholic beverage) All proceeds go to Literacy Council from press release Marcus Sedgwick, author of Saint Death Spellbound Children's Bookshop, Asheville's locally owned independent bookstore for kids and teens, presents a special event with one of the most critically…See More
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Dellinger Mill--sacred place east of Bakersville

A Mitchell County gristmill sifts through 150 yearsby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Book cover, “Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek” by Jack Dellinger.             In 1861, when Bakersville got a post office, locals changed the town name from Bakersville to Davis, after Jefferson Davis, President of the…See More
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Reading by Poet Al Young at Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

April 6, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by past California Poet Laureate Al Young in Appalachian State's Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. The reading will be preceded by a craft talk titled "No Poem, No Home" from 2-3:15 the same day.Both are in ASU's Plemmons Student Union. Free admission; books will be available for sale and signing. See More
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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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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

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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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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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