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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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"
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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 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield

Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield

Smithfield is a small community that is a nice quiet place to relax, play and live. Our town was incorporated on February 29, 1840 making it "Maine's only Leap Year Town". There are many things that make this town an enjoyable place, but lately the people hired in the town office have made it a difficult place to live. Specifically the selectmen Richard A. Moore, Dale M. Churchill, and Justin S. Furbush have chosen to neglect their responsibilities…


Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on March 28, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Young LIons Award--Authors Younger Than 36

Finalists for Young LIons Award--Authors Younger Than 36

           The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories.

            Established in 2001, this annual award recognizes the work of young authors and celebrates their accomplishments publicly, making a difference in their lives as they continue to build their…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Conversation with a Doe

Excerpt from my novel, JHATOR, published by The Black Mountain Press.

Added by Christine Lajewski on March 22, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

New Cherokee center and exhibit in Hayesville

Cherokee Cultural Center in Hayesville to be dedicated

from press release


The Clay County Communities Revitalization Association (CCCRA) has established the Quanassee Path: A Cherokee History Trail, highlighting five Cherokee-related sites in Hayesville.

One of the stops along the 2-mile trail is Moss Memorial Library, where a section of the library has become the Cherokee Cultural Center.   A Cherokee Preservation…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 20, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Finalists for Arthur C. Clarke sci-fi award 2014

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014

The contenders for winners of the U.K. Award for best science fiction ar e:

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 20, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Winners of National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2013

Recipients of the National Book Critic Circle Awards

announced Mar. 14, 2014

See fuller account of awards.


Frank Bidart, “Metaphysical Dog” (Farrar,…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 17, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Cherokee dance performance March 25

Cherokee Dance Group, Warriors of AniKituhwa, to Perform March 25 at UNC Asheville


The Warriors of AniKituhwa, a Cherokee dance group and the official cultural ambassadors for the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, perform in UNC Asheville’s Main Quad, at 12:30 p.m., Tues., March 25. Their performance is free and open to the public.

Four traditional dances, history,…


Added by Rob Neufeld on March 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Authors and Illustrators Read for Indies First on May 17th

Last fall Sherman Alexie launched the Indies First movement and encouraged authors to support their local indies by handselling books on Small Business Saturday. Now as part of the celebration of the 95th annual Children's Book Week (May 12–18), the Children's Book Council, Every Child a Reader (the organization that runs CBW), and the American Booksellers Association are launching an Indies First Storytime Day on Saturday, May 17.

Local and regional authors and illustrators…


Added by Spellbound on March 1, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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