Another slash--public libraries threatened
The Fontana Regional Library has put out the word about a 4.8% in state spending on public libraries. This plan is part of a trend to minimize the role of the arts, literature, and the humanities in our lives. The reasons given are both false, I believe.
One is the focus on jobs: and by jobs, technical jobs are indicated. A look at job growth trends in the…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 30, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Schultz, at April 3 event for memoir about dyslexia
From press release
Philip Schultz will read from his memoir My Dyslexia on April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies in the Chamber board room at 36 Montford Avenue. The event is …Continue
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Added by Danny Bernstein on March 23, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
The Chrysalis Reader comes out only once a year. This year's issue (which reportedly is the last issue after decades of publication) is themed "Patterns." I'm one of two Asheville writers represented in the issue. My piece, titled "From a Different World," is an excerpt from my new novel The Paraclete. My colleague here on The Read of WNC as well as fellow writers' group member Michael Hopping is represented in the issue with the essay "The Triple World." Michael and I have supplied a…Continue
Added by Jerry Stubblefield on March 8, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments
UNC: Asheville’s Creative Writing Program and Literary Club present “An Evening with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti” on Mon., March 25, 7 p.m. in Karpen Hall’s Laurel Forum.
Joseph Bathanti will read from his collection of award-winning poetry, including his recent book, “This Metal,” which was nominated for the National Book Award. This event is free to the public. See the press release for…Continue
Added by Kristina Blackford on March 5, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments
Asheville group The Writers’ Workshop is holding its Annual Writers’ Retreat in Folly Beach, SC (near Charleston) May 16-19. Beginning and experienced writers of fiction, plays, non-fiction, or memoirs are welcome to relax, write, and review each other’s work.
The all-inclusive rate, except for meals, is $495 for a private room or $450 for a shared room for non-Writers’ Workshop members, or $395/$345 for members. The commuter rate is $55 per…Continue
Added by Kristina Blackford on March 5, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments
What is the Mountains-to-Sea Trail like beyond the Asheville corridor?
Come to Diamond Brand Outdoors in Arden tomorrow (Tuesday March 5 at 6 pm) to a book launch for the…Continue
Added by Danny Bernstein on March 4, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
Two recent reviews of Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina follow:
North Carolina Genealogical Society JOURNAL
Volume 39, Number 1. February 2013.
By Pamela S. Pearson
Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina. By Jack J. Prather. 2012.…Continue
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Lamar Marshall of Wildsouth has mapped over 1,000 miles of trails that existed prior to the mid-1800s in the Middle, Valley, and Out Town…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 4, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Local poets represented in new collection
Lisa Russ Spaar's The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry (2013, Drunken Boat Media) collects over fifty of her micro-essays written for the Chronicle of Higher Education Arts…Continue
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