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…
Added by Rob Neufeld on September 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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 email@example.com
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial, in partnership with the Renaissance Asheville Hotel,…Continue
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“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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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
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My short story, "Wallow," has won the The Drum/Side B Literary Magazine 2011 Dual Publication Award.
The audio file has been posted and is available here. (Click…Continue
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Armchair meets bucket seat in Sakowski's tourist's treasury
Carolyn Sakowski’s Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads offers 21 tours that dwell more on history and lore than on best eats and admission fees.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…
Added by Rob Neufeld on September 12, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
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.
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Thank you for a wonderful morning on the writer panel at the Delta Kappa Gamma Society chapter, a wonderful society of women educators!
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
Added by Danny Bernstein on September 6, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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