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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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September 2011 Blog Posts (23)

WCU Prof and his mentor collaborate on Margorie Kinnan Rawlings sampler

WCU professor co-edits book of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings quotes

 

Brent Kinser, associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, co-edited the recently published Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s Cross Creek Sampler: A Book of Quotations.



Rawlings, an author who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1939 for “The Yearling,” lived in Cross Creek, Fla., and named her autobiographical work after the community.



Meredith Babb, director of the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Southern authors at event for NC Writers Network

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities:

Reading and Panel Discussion: A fundraiser for the North Carolina Writers’ Network

Sunday, October 16, 5 to 7 p.m. at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café

“Southern Fictions/Southern Identities” will feature a reading by Kathryn Stripling Byer from her new collection Southern Fictions, a sonnet sequence about race relations in the South, followed by a panel discussion on southern history and identity with writers Joseph…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 29, 2011 at 9:39pm — 1 Comment

Dinner at Wolfe's house in Wolfe style, Sat., Oct. 1

DINNER AT THE OLD KENTUCKY HOME

When: Saturday, October 1, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Where: The Old Kentucky Home, 52 N. Market St.

Cost: $80 (fundraiser)

Reservations: 828-253-8304 or chris.morton@ncdcr.gov

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial, in partnership with the Renaissance Asheville Hotel,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 27, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Dream Memories

Dream Memories



As day slips away into night

The trials and tribulations of life…

Fade away…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on September 26, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mountain Lit News!



“The C Word: Her Own Cancer Story” is Barbara Bates Smith personal cancer story, which ironically began while she was playing the role of a cancer patient in the drama, “Wit.”  She performs “The C Word” at 3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, at Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville. 

A Southeastern Theatre “Best Actress” award winner, Barbara has recently played featured roles in regional productions of “Hamlet” and “Doubt.”  She has performed as the lead in four productions of “Wit,” the…

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Added by Kasey Boston on September 23, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Byer, Duncan, Bathanti explore Southern Identity for NCWN fundraiser

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities

“Southern Fictions/Southern Identities,” a reading and panel discussion sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, explores the topic at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, 5 p.m., Sunday, October 16. 

The programs opens with former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer reading from her new book, "Southern Fictions," a sequence of sonnets about the history of race…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 21, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry Selected for Giveaway by Goodreads!

Enter to win 1 of 10 free copies of Naked and Hungry on Goodreads at: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/14864-naked-and-hungry

Added by Ashley Memory on September 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My Short Story "Wallow" Wins Audio/Print Award

My short story, "Wallow," has won the The Drum/Side B Literary Magazine 2011 Dual Publication Award.

 

It will be published in audio format at the Drum and in print at Side B.

 

The audio file has been posted and is available here. (Click…

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Added by Caralyn Davis on September 19, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Touring WNC's Backroads--updated 3d edition

Armchair meets bucket seat in Sakowski's tourist's treasury

            A favorite guide to day trips is back in a third, updated edition.

            Carolyn Sakowski’s Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads offers 21 tours that dwell more on…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 19, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Sept 18 Writers at Home kickoff

Writers at Home Fall Series Begins Sept 18

Poet Susan Lefler and nonfiction writer Jennifer McGaha will kick off the Writers at Home fall series with a reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville.

The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Susan Lefler’s poems have appeared in many journals…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Clay County Qualla town expert, Sept. 22

UNCA hosts lecture, “Archaeology and the Small Town” by Jane Eastman

            Jane Eastman, director of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, delivers the Curtis Holliday lecture in Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, .

            Eastman’s current project is an Early Qualla (14th-15th century) community in Hayesville, N.C. She and her students have helped build an outdoor exhibit at the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 14, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Mary A. Berger's 2nd Mattie novel

Mary A. Berger Debuts Second Novel – A Trip to the Water’s Edge

 

In this sequel to her equally comical first novel, The Trouble with Mattie, author Mary A. Berger offers more mystery and adventure involving her lead character Mattie Mitchell.

 

In A Trip to the Water’s Edge (ISBN-13: 978-1461120742), Mattie and her best friend Clare witness a murder and hunt down clues to a possible food poisoning. Add fun with…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 12, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

NCWN Writers' Conference Nov. 18-20

27th N.C. Writers' Conference, Nov. 18 -20

 

More than two-hundred writers, editors, and literary agents gather in Asheville this November for the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s annual Fall Conference.

 
The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 12, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Thank you Delta Kappa Gamma & The Firefly Dance

Thank you for a wonderful morning on the writer panel at the Delta Kappa Gamma Society chapter, a wonderful society of women educators!

 

A…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on September 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Member Feature: Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan, author of three novels which draw from milltown Carolina, is currently at work on The Wilder Place, a novel set in western North Carolina.

She will be at the Jackson County Public Library Complex on Tuesday, September 20th at 7 p.m. to read from and discuss her novels.

Duncan was born in Asheville and raised in Black Mountain, Swannanoa…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 9, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Soon!

Tales of an Animal Communicator ~ Master Teachers is being printed as I type. I’ll receive the proof copy next week before my departure for Alberta. If all looks good, I’ll order copies upon my return in early October. I’ll be announcing it’s release with my friend, Wendy Garrett, on her radio show, “Conscious Living,” on October 12th, at 1 pm EST.  Wendy gave my weekly column, Animal Insights, a home on her “PetSense.com.” Not to worry I’ll give you another heads-up before…

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Added by Nancy A Kaiser on September 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News



Poets celebrate the Smokies, Sept. 23

 

            Poets, authors, and musicians come together to celebrate the Great Smoky Mountains at a gala program in Sylva, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.  “Every Breath Sings Mountains” features an author panel and the book launch of the poetry chapbook, “Voices from the American Land: The Great Smoky Mountains.”

Barbara Duncan, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Brent Martin read from the book, of which each audience member receives a free…

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Added by Kasey Boston on September 8, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

North Carolina Writers Network comes to Asheville

North Carolina Writers Network is holding its annual conference in Asheville on November 18 to November 20.

 

There will be talks, workshops in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They always attract literary agents and publishers.

Save the date, become a member and come to the conference.

 

Danny Bernstein

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Added by Danny Bernstein on September 6, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Local scholar Snodgrass publishes encyclopedia

Local scholar Mary Ellen Snodgrass publishes Civil War and Reconstruction reference book

 

            The Civil War Era and Reconstruction is the latest reference book from Hickory author Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Published by Sharpe Reference, the book is subtitled “An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History.” 

            The large-format, two-volume book contains 749 pages, plus an 85-page index. It…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 6, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

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