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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 curator, will deliver…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on August 28, 2013 at 9:39pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Authors: Do you have a problem with writing effective dialogue? Here's a blog post with some suggestions that might be of help.
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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…
Added by Sam Mills on August 3, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments
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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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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