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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
Mar 21
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
Feb 15
Harold N. Stern updated their profile
Feb 6
Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
Feb 6
Nancy Werking Poling posted a photo

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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Feb 4
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

May 2011 Blog Posts (19)

An Uncivil Union: The Battle of Burnsville

Added by Britt Kaufmann on May 30, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Charles Fletcher's Memorial Day poem

I received the following poem from Read on WNC member, Charles Fletcher.  I call it a poem, and I added line breaks in a couple of places.


Remembering back - 1944

As I walk thru…

Added by Rob Neufeld on May 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Should I Go or Should I Stay

 Should I Go or Should I Stay?                                              

I knocked on your door…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 25, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

Shine, by Lauren Myracle

Has anyone out there read Shine, the latest book by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle?  Lauren will be visiting in WNC in June and would like feedback  impressions from the book.

Added by Donald Myracle on May 23, 2011 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

River Music gets a look at the Spring Agents Conference

The Atlanta Writers Club held its Fourth Annual Spring Agents and Editors Conference this past weekend at the Airport Westin Hotel. It’s a chance for writers to present their most promising works before agents and editors seeking new material. Yesterday I pitched a young adult project I’m calling River Music. It went like this:


"Wally was 12 when his brother was washed away in an icy river. But it was Wally’s life that ended that day. His parents sent him off to live with his…


Added by Ray Bearfield on May 22, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here. Hope to see you at the Blue Ridge Book Fest on Saturday!

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here.
Hope to see you…

Added by Renea Winchester on May 20, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Leave me Alone Girl

Leave Me Alone Girl

Just leave me alone girl…Just leave me alone

I gave you my…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 20, 2011 at 1:04am — No Comments

Love and Hugs from Virginia

Love and Hugs from Virginia



Added by Bruce Hoch on May 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

New Book by WNC-born Author Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle, well-known author of books for early, mid, and late teens, has a newly released book, Shine, that is set in Transylvania county.  This work of fiction for late teens and young adults involves themes of prejudice, poverty, drug use, and redemption as its heroine, Cat, endeavors to learn why and by whom her childhood friend Patrick was brutally beaten and left for dead tied to a gas pump at an isolated convenience store.  Along the way Cat must face her own traumatized…


Added by Donald Myracle on May 18, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments


Serena is a great book! Funny and inciteful. Or am I thinking of the wrong book? Wrong writer? Or is "Serena" about the logging lady in the 1920s?

Added by Bill Branyon on May 18, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Lost in the moment watching you


Lost In The Moment Watching You




Added by Bruce Hoch on May 18, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

I thought I Knew

I thought I Knew



Added by Bruce Hoch on May 17, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Vinegar and Oil

These are song lyrics that I wrote for my creative writing class. The piece is supposed to be sung in a bluesy, soulful way, kind of like something Norah Jones or Ray Charles would sing.


Vinegar and Oil…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Missing You


Missing You

I saw the sunrise

And its beauty touched my soul

And of course…I thought of you

You’ve been on…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 12, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments

The Red Bench



The Red Bench

Red is the color of passion

Red is the color of heat and fire

Red, to many, is the color of love

The color of the heart

Red is also the color of the…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 10, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments

Where Do We Go From Here?

You broke my heart…

Girl…you messed with head

And now…you want me to let you in for more

Awwww babe, I should throw you out that freakin’ door

But…I won’t

Cause I know what you’ve been through babe

You’ve been a self-absorbed beauty with a proud…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 9, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Cold November Day

A Cold November Day…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 7, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments

Junior Historians win award for play about duel

Local Tar Heel Junior Historians win First Prize

The Smith-McDowell Chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Chapter has won First Prize for its original play, “Over The Border: The Vance-Carson Duel.”  The award was presented at the state Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Convention on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the N.C. Museum of History in…


Added by Rob Neufeld on May 5, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Planting Time

It's planting time: Click these links to read about the happening's in Billy's garden.


Botanical Interests, known as The place to order the best organic seeds around, has agreed to sponsor my free tomato seed give away. Post a comment on any blog post at and be registered to win a free pack of…


Added by Renea Winchester on May 3, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

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