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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
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
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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
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
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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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July 2009 Blog Posts (16)

All the Little Creatures

Under the ancient hemlocks in a secret valley high in the hills

All the little creatures came to a great meeting among the rills



A secret lake, its waters a deepest purple hue

Fed by springs falling from cliffs and the clearest mountain dew



Gives magical renewal to the Creator’s hurt children from pain

From senseless human violence and hunter’s depredations again



The bears came first, ponderously padding through in command of all

The ‘coons… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Tootles the Dancing Cat

Ya’ll might of heard about Oscar the ‘death cat’. He’s the furry nursing home



‘therapy’ animal up in Rhode Island that likes to be there at the end. Some folks claim



he’s got special powers that give him the inside dope on a patient’s passing. Shoot, a



doctor even wrote about him in the high brow New England Journal of Medicine.



It all may be true but I sure wouldn’t bet my last dollar on it. Speakin’ of dollars that



reminds me of my… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Civil War Letters 3

In this third letter of the packet-Penland writes of the actual fighting for the first time. As he writes-you can catch a glimpse of the difference between the North and South's weaponry. He is impressed by the Yankees' firearm power.



Mount Taylor, Carter County Tennessee Jan the 3rd 1863



Dear Father and Mother



I now take the present…
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Added by Tipper on July 30, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Preserving Summer's Bounty



Over the past few weeks we've been discussing different ways of preserving the wonderful bounty summer time offers us. If you're interested in any of the following-click on the title to jump over to the Blind Pig & the Acorn to see the entire post.



*Making Blackberry Jelly the Old Time… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Playing For Keeps is Now Available!!



TITLE: Playing for Keeps



SERIES: The Smith Sister's Trilogy: Book 2



AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris



AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com



GENRE/THEME: Interracial Romance



PUBLISHER: Amira Press



ISBN: 978-1-935348-51-1



RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2009



URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 24, 2009 at 11:54pm — No Comments

GENEALOGY HELP

I am priviledged to own a set of "North Carolina Troops 1861-1865" a Troop Roster with loads of accurate info.If anyone has a relative that served in the Confederate Army from N.C. or think they might.Please feel free to send me his name and or whatever info you might have and I will gladly look him up for you.I ask no payment I do it for the love of history.The only request I might make is if you have a copyable photo of him I woud love a copy with your permission.

Thanks

Barry… Continue

Added by Barry E.Hollingsworth on July 24, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Cousin Eugene Fights the Train

Ed Stephens of Dillsboro has a problem with the Great Smoky Mountain



Railroad. According to the Sylva Herald Stephens says the railroad is abandoning



old train cars on his property. Stephens “called them and asked them to remove the



cars.” “They told me to get a lawyer.” Now this wouldn’t be much more than a



‘tempest in a teapot’ ‘cept Stephens drove his pick-up truck up on the tracks and



left it there for a couple of days. Now why would he… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

NIghtime in the Country

Nighttime in the country, the shadows dark and deep

Fireflies all a’ glitter, the frogs chirp a roaring peep!



The critters of the night move stealthily from bush to hay

The baby skunks and tiny possums come out to snack and play



The riot of nocturnal flowers, their scent so sweet and full

The first cutting of the hay, the greased implements in the shed of tools



I gaze across the land, breathe in the wonder of the night

Could it be that I am… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Bones of the Hills

The bones of the hills, these ancient rocks,

First laid down untold eons ago



The foundations of the Appalachians, strong and cold

Hidden away from prying eyes, secrets in the earth



These ancient mountains, the backbone of Pangaea

super continent, of the entire world!



The super Appalachians fierce and proud,

stretching to Scotland--all the way to Africa!



Mighty Granite, Schist, Gneiss, Shale, Igneous and Sandstone rocks,

Their… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Aunt Lucille Whups the Bear

Some of ya’ll might have heard about the bear that staged a break-in at the WNC



Nature Center in Asheville awhile back. Accordin’ to media reports a yearling black



bear scaled a ten foot fence and dropped in to do a little visitin’ with the center’s



herd of deer. Bob Fay, the nature center’s critter curator, said the deer “didn’t much



appreciate the visitor.” Why wouldn’t Bambi welcome a friendly visit with his ole buddy



Smokey the… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Cutting To The Chase Is Now Available!!





TITLE: Cutting To The Chase

AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris

AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com

GENRE/THEME: Contemporary Interracial Romance

PUBLISHER: Sugar and Spice Press

RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2009

URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 18, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 9



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test



1.Eat up

2.Evening

3.Et

4.Far

5.Fer



1.Eat up-bite badly, consume. "I swear the chiggers have eat me up this summer."



2.Evening-time between noon and night. "Late this evening we'll go fishing if you want too."



3.Et-eat, ate. "Come on in and sit down, have you et?"



4.Far-fire. "If you play in the far you'll pee in the… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Places I'll be and hope to see you!

Haywood County Book Mania on August 1 (there is an author's reception the night before!)

Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe on August 15 at 7PM

Louisiana Book Festival on October 17

Added by Kathryn Magendie on July 7, 2009 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

Black Like Me

In 1959, the writer John Howard Griffin decided to go through with a daring, personal experiment. Using drug medication and a sun lamp, he transformed his skin to change from a white man to a black man. He shaved his head and added a dark cream. His plan was to tour around the South and write about his experiences under a secret guise. Close friends and family thought he was crazy when he discussed the idea, but he had such conviction to find out for himself what it would be like for a white… Continue

Added by Michael Beadle on July 2, 2009 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Air Conditioning

Do you have air conditioning? We do-however at the moment-it's broken. Back in the day, when The Deer Hunter built our house-we couldn't afford central air-but 7 years ago he could stand the heat no longer and he and a friend installed central heat and air in our house. Apparently-I've grown very used to it-cause for the past 2 days I have been quite miserable. At bedtime last night-it was 84 degrees in our living room-not the best temperature for sleeping.



When I was growing up,… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 2, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

New Publishing Contract for Cutting to the Chase!

I'm excited to announce that a publishing contract has been offered for Cutting To The Chase! The book is coming your way soon! Stop by my website to check it out!
Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 2, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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