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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
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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
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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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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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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
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May 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Civil War Novels for Lets Talk about It Discussion at Haywood Library



press release from Haywood County Library

Haywood County Friends of the Library selected the Civil War subject to go along with a traveling exhibition.  Kathy Olsen has planned a Barbara Bates Smith performance as well.

Sometimes historical facts alone are not enough to evoke the truth of the past.  Perhaps this is what Walt Whitman meant about the Civil War…


Added by Rob Neufeld on May 29, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Author and pianist-singer-songwriter Dave Turner publishes new eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet And Other Writings and Photographs From A Southern Appalachian Valley

Asheville-based author, pianist and singer-songwriter Dave Turner has just published his new eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet And Other Writings And Photographs From A Southern Appalachian Valley. It's a collection of writings and photographs inspired by growing up and living in a Southern Appalachian Valley…


Added by Dave Turner on May 26, 2012 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

Historic Marion Manufacturing Mill exhibit

Historical Exhibit on Marion Manufacturing to Open at UNC Asheville


From press release, May 21, 2012, UNC Asheville News Services, 828/251-6526 or

“Woven Together: Marion Manufacturing and McDowell County,” a Western North Carolina traveling exhibition telling the story of the Marion Manufacturing textile mill, will open on June 4 in Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library.

Marion Manufacturing employed more than 600…


Added by Rob Neufeld on May 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"Reflections From The Mountains" Anthology Launched!

Just finished our anthology's book launch and 1st book signing at the Union Co. Library in Blairsville, GA. "Reflections From The Mountains" is now on sale as a softback, 312 pg anthology of 30 authors and members of the Georgia Mountain Writers Club. We produced it as a celebration of our 10th Anniversary in the Tri-State mountian area of GA/NC/TN.

We know you will enjoy every page of prose and poetry, in addition to many graphics and photos. Throughout the book you will also enjoy…


Added by RhondaKay Brigman on May 19, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Jeff Shaara - inspiration to all authors

Historical novelist Jeff Shaara helped Charlotte, NC, celebrate the anniversary of the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence back on May 20, 1775. He held his audience spellbound as he talked at length about his research and writing style in producing numerous books about the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War II. Jeff didn't start writing until in his 40s and after his father, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Shaara died.

The senior Shaara won…


Added by Joe Epley on May 18, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Outdoors to feature "Jumpoff" climb

I took two folks from Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine up the route featured in my mystery novel, "Murder at the Jumpoff." The article will appear in BRO's July issue. I'll read from my book and talk about off-trail hiking at Malaprop's May 27 at 3:00.…


Added by Jenny Bennett on May 18, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Book Fest

This is our first time out with a book fair. We are renting half a table. You'll see our big poster at the Blue Ridge Book Fest in Flat Rock, this Friday and Saturday -- Murder as a Call to Love. Come by our table and let's talk about the new surge of small local presses. I'd like to interview you for an article I'm putting together, possibly for MountainX.

Added by Judith Toy on May 17, 2012 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

"A Passel of Hate" is Editor's Choice in Historical Novel Review

The review of "A Passel of Hate" from the Historical Novel Review reads in part:

"Epley does a thrillingly effective job fleshing out his many characters (there are no one-dimensional heroes—or villains—here), and he lavishes attention on the kinds of real-world details too many historical novelists gloss over—readers will learn as much about trail rations and camp organization as about higher political ideology, and Epley’s undemonstratively evocative prose and tightly…


Added by Joe Epley on May 14, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Juniper Bends Literary Reading

Join us this Friday for an evening of readings by poets and prose writers Abigail DeWitt, Anne Maren-Hogan, M. Owens and Mesha Maren!

This Friday May 11th at 7pm at Downtown Books and News at 67 N Lexington Ave…


Added by Mesha Maren on May 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Jargon Society incorporated into Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center

The Jargon Society now a part of the BMC Museum + Arts Center 

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announced, Apr. 23, that the Jargon Society, the highly significant small-press publisher founded in 1951 by Jonathan Williams (Asheville native, Black Mountain College alumnus, poet, publisher and photographer) is now under the museum’s auspices.…


Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Brevard author wins Nautilus award in YA category


from press release

Carol MacAllister, Brevard resident since 2006, has been awarded the 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the Middle Grades and Teens category for her first children’s book, The Wisdom Tree and the Red Swing. Her book teaches the value of taking time to think, to act with compassion, and to behave with civility.  The book offers coping skills for anyone feeling isolated or ostracized and offers techniques for…


Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Marijo Moore and her spiritual path

Marijo Moore, Cherokee-Dutch writer, editor, publisher, teacher, and medium, presents her book, A Book of Ceremonies & Spiritual Energies Thereof, and gives consultations with each book purchase, at two locations:


Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Sat., May 5, 3 p.m.


Blue Ridge Books, Sat., May 26, 3 p.m.




Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

At last - done! The Graces Trilogy is complete. Yay!


Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 4, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

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