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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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…"
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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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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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August 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Passion by GhosterB




Lovers kiss…passionately

Two hearts……


Added by Bruce Hoch on August 31, 2011 at 1:11am — No Comments

Saturday, October 8, 2011 3-5 pm

I will be reading from and discussing  my newest book: A Book of Spiritual Wisdom - for all days. With the purchase of a copy of the book during the event, I will offer a free 5-10 minute intuitive reading.


Blue Ridge Books

152 Main St

Waynesville, NC

Added by MariJo Moore on August 30, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Lake Lure benefit


New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, 12 noon, Sept. 15, kicking off the library’s Books & Bites season.

Kostova will discuss her novel, The Swan Thieves, at the resort’s Lakeview Restaurant.  The luncheon is a benefit for the Friends of Mountain…


Added by Kasey Boston on August 28, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

careful who you pay big bucks to Edit your manuscript!

I used a highly recommended woman in Flat Rock. she doubled my fee, offered no contract, and this newbie asked for none. then, she dumbed down the book, email for details.

Added by tyler darling on August 26, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

My Name Is Cora Lee Mease


Cora Lee Mease  

My name is Cora Lee Mease. I was born and raised in the Little Cataloochee Valley. But just cause I was born in the mountains didn't mean that's where I was bound to stay.…


Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

Little cataloochee baptist church smoky mtn national park  


Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Ola Belle Reed


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Undone In Sorrow

Undone in sorrow  


Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Book Discussion X reads Flannery


            A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor is the subject of Book Discussion X at Battery Park Book Exchange in the Grove Arcade, Asheville, 7 p.m., Sept. 15. 

            The 1955 collection is a key work in O’ Connor’s career as well as in world literature.  The Georgia author used mundane materials to tell a new kind of sensational story,…


Added by Rob Neufeld on August 8, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the cover art!

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus: I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the...: "I am excited about the latest cover for various reasons, one of which is because Martin of Optitex custom created some of the elements…


Added by Aidana WillowRaven on August 7, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Member Featrure--MariJo Moore

Member Feature: MariJo Moore

MariJo launches her new book, A Book of Spiritual Wisdom for all Days, Aug. 12 at Malaprop’s.  It is her thirteenth book.  She continues a bold and wide-reaching career that has included these books:

  • The Boy with the Tree Growing from His Ear and Other Stories
  • Desert Quotes; and Crow Quotes—aphorisms
  • Spirit…

Added by Rob Neufeld on August 6, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Juniper Bends Reading Series

Our next Juniper Bends reading will be on Friday August 12 at 7pm with readings by Blake Butler of Atlanta, GA along with Asheville writers Rose McLarney, Jaye Bartell and Michael Boyko.

Butler is the author of the novel There Is No Year which has been described by Ben Marcus as "Feral and awesome...Blake Butler, mastermind and visionary, has sneaked up and drugged the American novel."


Downtown Books and News…


Added by Mesha Maren on August 4, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Does the latest digital software mean no need for art school or to hire a pro?

I forgot to share Friday's post with ya'll. I know several of you stop by and comment. Thanks!




Added by Aidana WillowRaven on August 1, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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