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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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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
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

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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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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August 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Ed Ammons' and Jim Casada's odes to their specific country

Country connections live on for two fellows

I am glad for Tipper Pressley and Jim Casada, who have their own webpages, and notify me whenever a new "issue" comes out."  They often provide good material for "The Read," which I am happy to share.

Tipper generated an "I am from" collection of poems from her readers, and I was particularly arrested by Ed Ammons' piece, "I am from Wiggins Creek."  First of all, he named a specific place.  Then he…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 31, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Sept. 12-14

Workshops, Banquet Filling Up Fast for Interactive CM LitFest

from press release

Two writer’s workshops are already filled and one more is nearing capacity as is the Saturday night, Sept. 14, banquet and keynote speech featuring best-selling Gothic novelist Elizabeth Kostova. That’s the news this week from the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, which is rolling out its most interactive event in Burnsville ever.

This year’s still-open workshop features…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 31, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Native American Speaker and Performance Series

Smithsonian Curator keynotes UNCA American Indian series

UNC Asheville's Native American Speaker and Performance Series includes a Cherokee stickball demonstration and talks by Native American leaders.  All events in the series are free and open to the public.

American Indian politics

Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche author, essayist and curatorwill deliver…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 28, 2013 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Interview with Netwest New Program Coordinator

Please visit here and read my interview with Ellen Schofield the new Program Coordinator for NCWN West, the only chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

NCWN West is a literary…

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Added by Glenda Council Beall on August 23, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments

New Addition to the Matt Davis Mystery Series

Author Joe Perrone Jr is pleased to announce the release of …

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Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on August 14, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

How Book Trailer's Increase Sales

I must admit, when I first started writing I didn’t understand the importance of having a book trailer. At the time I believed the word trailer and book didn’t go together. Unless I was speaking about Hollis Gillespie’s book, Trailer Trashed.

Then I began spending time with successful authors. What I discovered is that most of them have a book trailer that teases readers. Authors offered readers a video snapshot into the story, book…

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Added by Renea Winchester on August 14, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Another chapter from THE MONEY TREE. Enjoy!

As promised, here's another chapter from my literary, action-adventure novel, THE MONEY TREE, set on Green River here in Polk and Henderson Counties. This chapter is from deeper in the book.
 
See my "GOLDSTEIN'S SPORTING GOODS" post…
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Added by Sam Mills on August 14, 2013 at 4:52am — No Comments

Having Difficulty Writing Effective Dialogue?

Authors: Do you have a problem with writing effective dialogue?  Here's a blog post with some suggestions that might be of help.

WRITING GOOD DIALOGUE

Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on August 11, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

"Goldstein's Sporting Goods" in Eclectica magazine.

Hey, my memoir, “Goldstein’s Sporting Goods,” has apppeared in the summer number of  Eclectica (http://www.eclectica.org/v17n3/mills.html), a well-respected literary magazine.

“Goldstein’s” is set in 1959 in our area. Here’s a teaser from my query letter:



“I've attached a memoir/essay that I feel provides insight into the…

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Added by Sam Mills on August 3, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

"Only place better, I reckon, is Heaven"

Final excerpt from Dave Turner's ebook/audio book Billy Ray's Chevrolet and Other Writings and Photographs from a Southern Applachian Valley.




Planning a relaxing weekend at home or a road trip this weekend? Click here to download the ebook/audio book, and enjoy!




7. Nineteen and Twenty-Seven



Our small log cabin overlooks a little meadow in one of the prettiest little…

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Added by Dave Turner on August 2, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tipper collects more lore at Blind Pig & the Acorn

Clean as a whistle, and clean with soap

Tipper Presley, a member of The Read, publishes a rich, local lore website, The Blind Pig & The Acorn. Recently, she posted items about: the derivation of the term, "clean as a whistle"; a reader's wisdom about lye soap; how to shave as your grandfather did; and more.

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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