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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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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

May 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Blue Ridge Book Fest this weekend!

Looking forward to it and to seeing you there! Last year was such a wonderful event - I'm excited to be an "exhibiting author" this year!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 31, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Bookfest next Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5

Come to the Blue Ridge Bookfest on Friday and Saturday June 4 - 5 at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. I'm one of 50 book exhibitors.

Lots of informative and inspirational…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on May 29, 2010 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Masha Hamilton Events in AVL & Hendo

Foreign correspondent and novelist Masha Hamilton, author of The Camel Bookmobile and 31 Hours, is coming to Asheville for several events in June.



Writing Workshop

On Thursday, June 3rd, Masha will conduct a free writing workshop at Malaprop’s in Asheville. The workshop, “From Fact to Fiction” will discuss how to use real life to jump-start or deepen your fiction. Writers should bring pen and paper, and be prepared to do some writing exercises. The workshop begins at… Continue

Added by Rich Rennicks on May 24, 2010 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

REVIEW OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST NOVEL

Devil’s Dream



Madison Smartt Bell



Pantheon books



$26.95





Reviewed by David Madden





April is poetry month. If “April is the cruelest month,” as T. S. Eliot said in his poem ‘The Wasteland,” it is appropriate that we observe April as also Civil War History Month.…

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Added by David Madden on May 22, 2010 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

No 6 in Asheville Cit Times Top Twenty WNC books!

I was surprised and of course delighted to see my book Tender Graces on the list in last Sunday's paper, much less to see it at No 6!



And, though I hate touting a big monster, I can't help but be pleased to be on the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers in LIterary fiction - on the Number 1 spot no less - with Kathryn Stocketts The Help as Number 2 -- although, we have switched and she is No 1 and I No 2--and so it goes.



But I'm also No 9 in over all genres on Kindle.



I've… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 22, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments

Blacksnake

Blacksnake livin’ in the pottin’ shed



hangin’ from the rafters just fine,



in walks a lady spots the Blacksnake,



screaming and hollering “oh my.”





Poor old Blacksnake just hangin’ there,



not hurtin’ nobody in the world.



Seems some folks don’t like no…

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Added by Chuck Connors on May 21, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Today at Malaprops UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program

I'm going to go support our writers at 3 - Malaprops - UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program ... I've not seen this publication yet and excited to hear our local writers read and get a look at the pub.

Hope to see you there!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 16, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Mountain Writers & Blue Ridge Book Fest

I so enjoyed speaking to/with the Mountain Writer's writing group last night - what a great group of writers/people!

Next up is the Blue Ridge Book Fest on June 4/5 - hope to see y'all there!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 12, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments

Family of Arthur Edwin Guest and Dorothy Galloway Guest

Today I received a rather large package from Iowa that contains old photos of the family of Arthur Edwin Guest and wife, Dorothy Galloway Guest, along with old letters and other misc papers.

Arthur died in 1994 in Buncombe County and Dorothy died in 1969 in Buncombe County. From census records they were in Iowa up until 1930... then they are found living in New Jersey. I am not sure when they came to Buncombe County.

I would like to find living descendants of this couple, or…

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Added by Dawn McCall on May 10, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

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