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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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Connie Regan-Blake updated an event

A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
Glenda Council Beall posted a blog post

Writers Circle around the Table

We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
Mar 12
Caroline McIntyre posted an event

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive at UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room

April 15, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted blog posts
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford commented on Glenda Council Beall's photo

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"She looks like I look in my imagination right before I've had my coffee ... relaxed, bothered (by something, anything) and fully aware that I'm almost, but not quite, the center of the universe ... a feeling that quickly fades after that…"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion Mary Adams's new chapbook COMMANDMENT
"This is so perfect ... the thought of every woman, who KNOWS what the men are thinking!  But now at least we have an idea! This makes me happy in a sad, lovely sort of way!"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted a photo

Mom in Her Writing Nook ...

She was working on the "About the Authors" section of "Echoes Across the Blue Ridge" when I captured this one morning. Though you can't see it, her coffee cup was within gentle reach that morning. Roxie is at her feet.
Mar 4
Carolyn Bennett Fraiser updated their profile photo
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Harold N. Stern updated their profile
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Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
Feb 6
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Latest non-fiction book

In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
Feb 5
Nancy Werking Poling replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Bent Creek, the 4-part story
"Rob, Thanks for putting this into one document. I've been following the narrative in the Citizen-Times. I find it an added resource for my next writing project. In 1910 my husband's grandfather (1866-1947) showed up in Missouri and said…"
Feb 5
Rebecca L Caldwell updated their profile
Feb 5
Lee Ann Brown replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Writer Olive Dargan rises from obscurity
"Great Article!  Heart wrenching about her destroyed manuscripts and letters and notes but I will look for more of Olive Dargan!     Lee Ann Brown"
Feb 5
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Rap Monster posted a blog post


Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
Feb 4

March 2013 Blog Posts (11)

State budget proposal includes big cuts in public library support

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…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 30, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Prize-winning poet Schultz talks about dyslexia Apr. 3

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 …


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 25, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Thanks for supporting your bookstore and your state trail

Thank you so much to all the people who came out last night (Friday March 22) to hear about the Mountains -to-Sea Across North Carolina.


According to Malaprop staff, over 50 people were there to support their local bookstore-- and me. Karen Chavez wrote a wonderful article about the trail and my book a couple of weeks…


Added by Danny Bernstein on March 23, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Cathryn writing -

Montford Newsletter articles

Added by Cathryn McLeod on March 22, 2013 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Stubblefield and Hopping publish in The Chrysalis Reader

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…


Added by Jerry Stubblefield on March 8, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments

An Evening with Joseph Bathanti, March 25

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…


Added by Kristina Blackford on March 5, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments

The Writers’ Workshop Annual Writers’ Retreat, May 16-19

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…


Added by Kristina Blackford on March 5, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Book Launch at Diamond Brand Outdoors

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…


Added by Danny Bernstein on March 4, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Review of Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina

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.…


Added by Jack J. Prather on March 4, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Old Cherokee towns have been mapped

Betty Cloer Wallace has shared this news on The Read's Facebook page

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…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 4, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Many WWC MFA writers featured in interesting collection

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…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 4, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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