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Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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June 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Newbie to the Site

Hi All,

I'm a newbie to the site. I met Rob Neufeld at the Blue Ridge CC Bookfest and found my way here.

I am amazed it's breadth and depth. It will take me a while to explore all the "rooms".

My reading interests are historical fiction, travel and the culture and contribution of the Ulster-Scots.

I live in Charlotte and am a member of the Charlotte Writer's Club.…

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Added by Russ Case on June 25, 2010 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

Loved You So



Well dad, how long has it been

since you passed from

us to wherever

it is that we all go?



I’m sorry I couldn’t say the

things that needed saying,

when I know I should have said them

to you while you were still here with us.



I remember all the places

we used to go and the things we used to do;

all the great stuff that I learned

from just listening to you.



If I could travel back in time

So many years ago,… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on June 20, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

Rays of the Sun

Weeding out in the yard



Late one afternoon;



Daisies, marigolds, daffodils,



Violently blooming on the threshold of summer.





A warm humid day—the air barely stirring.



Sweat darkening my armpits;



Dripping off my nose.



In the distance…

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Added by Chuck Connors on June 19, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Book Club

We are looking to form a bookclub to meet in a relaxed, casual enviroment. The club will meet in Hendersonville on the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 p.m. at Joy of Books on Davis Street in the Pink Cottage.

e-mail Joye @ joyofbooks@charter.net if you are interested.

Added by Joye McGinnis on June 17, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

An Inferior Paradox?



I just finished doing a CNTRL F search for the letter combination ly through six hundred pages of manuscript, a process that took me three days. At each ly, I had to make a

decision, and executing it almost always involved some mousing and

deleting. If I ever write "stared

blankly" or "whispered softly" again, please just shoot me.





I'm working on the second draft of…

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Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 11, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

A Burning Anger

Little tourist towns way up in the mountains



With fancy-pants cafes and snooty up-scale bistros.



“Come save with us—our prices rolled back!”



Smiling, sweating shop owners chasing the almighty dollar.



While regular, poor folks, willing to work for an honest day’s wages



Fret and starve back up in the hills.…



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Added by Chuck Connors on June 7, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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