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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
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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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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
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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 2012 Blog Posts (13)

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

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

NOVELS OF THE CIVIL WAR:  AMERICA’S GREATEST CONFLICT

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…

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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…

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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 news@unca.edu



“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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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

Brevard author wins Nautilus award in YA category

LOCAL WNC AUTHOR WINS AWARD

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…

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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.

 

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

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

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

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