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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
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
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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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October 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Bellday Poetry Prize

Bellday Books announces the new Bellday Poetry Prize contest

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012



CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: RAE ARMANTROUT

Rae Armantrout has published 10 books of poetry, including her most recent book, Money Shot (2011), and Versed (2009), which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award.  Her work is widely anthologized and appears in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 28, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

E-Book

Check out my new e-book! It's called Brushstrokes of Intrigue: http://deansden.net/timjosephs/?page_id=353

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Added by Tim Josephs on October 27, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Union soldiers from WNC? Not at first, Garren reveals.

On Terrell Garren's Civil War forum--the finding of three allegedly Union mountaineers

Chivous Omar Bradley shared his research of his ancestors, J. Willis Bradley and Elias Alexander Bradley, first cousins from Buncombe County, and members of Co. K, 4th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, Union Army.

J. Wills, Terrell Garren discovered, had first enlisted in the in the 39th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, CSA as a volunteer, fought in some battles,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Three Gifts Book Launch

Added by Mary Flinn on October 26, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Expanded Store Hours Fall 2011

Expanded Store Hours

The holiday season is just around the corner.... As of October 1st we are staying open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  

 


Added by Spellbound on October 26, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Writer's Conference

I am applying for a master's class in nonfiction writing at the conference in Asheville.My writing can only get better, right?!

I hope I get in!

Added by Susan Lee Anderson on October 26, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

Teen Book Bash event and titles

On Sat. Nov.12th, The Fountainhead Bookstore hosts its  first ever Teen Book Bash

"After Bookapalooza, we had many requests from parents and teens alike, to do something similar for young adults," bookstore owner Valerie Welbourn says, "and thus the Teen Book Bash was born."

A limited number of tickets will…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Timely Plea for Humanist History

My Plea for Humanist History

I write this with some urgency. I had immersed myself in some controversial local history in my history column in the Citizen-Times, Oct. 10, got a critical response, and took the opportunity in today's column, for the first time, to explain why I feel a humanist approach to history is so important. (See links below.)

I had titled my column, “Why I write about Gov. Aycock the way I…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Camping and Woodcraft republished by Great Smoky Mountains Association

Horace Kephart has been called the John Muir of the East and the savior of the Smokies.

Several of Horace Kephart's books have never been out of print since they were first published in the early 1900s. Now Great Smoky Mountains…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on October 21, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Shine by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle

Shine by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle is in the news.  Who wants to talk about it?  Look it over and let's discuss.

Added by Donald Myracle on October 18, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

 

Wayne Caldwell leads the discussion of his book “Cataloochee”.

 

Montreat Community Book Club invites the public to join the book discussion led by Wayne Caldwell of his novel, “Cataloochee,” Oct. 25, 3 p.m. in Bell Library at Montreat College. “Cataloochee” is a slice of southern Americana told in the classic tradition of Flannery O’Conner and William Faulkner. 

 

Caldwell’s novel is placed in post- Civil War Appalachia and portrays the…

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Added by Kasey Boston on October 13, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Historical Novel - A Passel of Hate

Revolution in Western North Carolina is focus of "A Passel of Hate"

 

 A civil war raged through the western Carolinas 231 years ago when brother fought brother and neighbor fought neighbor in a struggle for national independence.  In a newly published historical novel of the 1780 Kings Mountain campaign, Polk County resident Joe Epley brings that era to life.  

Much of the book’s action takes place locally and details events…

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Added by Joe Epley on October 12, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

  

The “Broad River Review” Welcomes Submissions for Spring 2012 Issue

Journal Showcases Original Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Cover Art

 The “Broad River Review” is calling for submissions of original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for its Spring 2012 issue. Visual artists are also encouraged to submit samples for possible cover art.  The submission postmark deadline is Nov. 1,…

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Added by Kasey Boston on October 12, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments

Asheville Bookfest October 22

Asheville Bookfest October 22 1-4 p.m. Reuter Terrace Pack Square Park Downtown. www.ashevillebookfest.com

If you're interested in exhibiting contact laura@gratefulsteps.com or call 828-277-0998. Tables are $40.00 per, and you can share with another author.

This used to be WNC Publishers and Authors Expo. It also used to be indoors. Join us after at 6 p.m. at Grateful Steps Publishing House and Bookshop for refreshment and a…

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Added by Laura Hope-Gill on October 11, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Asheville Bookfest October 22

On October 16 (this Sunday) I'll talk about Asheville architecture and history at Accent on Books. 3-5 p.m. Slide show and cool stories.

Added by Laura Hope-Gill on October 11, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

“Haints, Boogers and Belled Buzzards” Liars Bench Oct. 20

The Liars Bench presents southern Appalachian fright tales at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center.



Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.,  The Liars Bench, a popular, acclaimed storytelling program, presents “Haints, Boogers, and Belled Buzzards” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach,

Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; guest artist William Ritter; and at least one mystery guest perform Southern Appalachian 'scary' in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 10, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Confederate Junior Reserves

Hello Terrell,

You asked for submissions from anyone from the Confederate Junior Reserves....I shook my Family Tree and this fell out:

 



Confederate 1 Battalion Junior Reserve N.C.

J. Stewart

Pvt, Co A, Reserve Force, Junior Class, Age 17 years

Appears on Company Muster-in Roll of the organization named above.  Roll Dated Asheville, June 11, 1864,

Mustered in date June 11, 1864

 

Enrolled :

When April 30,…

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Added by Kathi Bobb on October 10, 2011 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

Oysters & Pearls

My eyes spot a giant pearl, nesting in white gold. It beams like an all knowing lunar orb, looking back as if it sees me. Am I an oyster or a pearl? I wonder. Advertised smart from an online jeweler, I choose the right size, 5.5. I’m really bad about jewelry, losing it, breaking it. I picture wearing it at tradeshows, with French tips, when the appearance of my hands matters. Price differentiates between natural pearls and cultured pearls. Of three tons of harvested oysters, maybe three or four… Continue

Added by Susan Lee Anderson on October 3, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry Named A Promising Debut Novel by Library Journal!

Just learned that Library Journal has named Naked and Hungry as one of nearly 200 “promising debut novels” in their semi-annual list of recommendations for library collections. And it’s just one of five N.C. novels to make the list. It’s mentioned on their website and October print issue. Read more.

I was thrilled with this…

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Added by Ashley Memory on October 2, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

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