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Connie Regan-Blake updated an event

A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
Glenda Council Beall posted a blog post

Writers Circle around the Table

We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
Mar 12
Caroline McIntyre posted an event

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive at UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room

April 15, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
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Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted blog posts
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Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford commented on Glenda Council Beall's photo

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"She looks like I look in my imagination right before I've had my coffee ... relaxed, bothered (by something, anything) and fully aware that I'm almost, but not quite, the center of the universe ... a feeling that quickly fades after that…"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion Mary Adams's new chapbook COMMANDMENT
"This is so perfect ... the thought of every woman, who KNOWS what the men are thinking!  But now at least we have an idea! This makes me happy in a sad, lovely sort of way!"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted a photo

Mom in Her Writing Nook ...

She was working on the "About the Authors" section of "Echoes Across the Blue Ridge" when I captured this one morning. Though you can't see it, her coffee cup was within gentle reach that morning. Roxie is at her feet.
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Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
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In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
Feb 5
Nancy Werking Poling replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Bent Creek, the 4-part story
"Rob, Thanks for putting this into one document. I've been following the narrative in the Citizen-Times. I find it an added resource for my next writing project. In 1910 my husband's grandfather (1866-1947) showed up in Missouri and said…"
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Lee Ann Brown replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Writer Olive Dargan rises from obscurity
"Great Article!  Heart wrenching about her destroyed manuscripts and letters and notes but I will look for more of Olive Dargan!     Lee Ann Brown"
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Rap Monster posted a blog post


Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
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October 2012 Blog Posts (12)

My Interests

My Interests

I am a fifty-eight year old lady. I am a mother of five and I have eight grandchildren. Through my lifetime I have tried my hand at book publishing and screenplay writing, but I find myself enjoying my new hobby now that the kids are grown of making videos to show work that I have done and extend my obsession with photography in video form.

I first started with a youtube channel under Dorisanne13. On top of doing short commercial videos about my screenplays I have…


Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on October 29, 2012 at 5:02pm — No Comments

4th Annual Asheville Bookfest, Oct. 20

Grateful Steps Foundation, the Western North Carolina nonprofit foundation and publisher, is sponsoring the 4th Annual Asheville Bookfest.  The event will bring readers, authors, and publishers together and provide opportunity for publishers to present their books and authors to the public. Along with Grateful Steps and other publisher, the Asheville-based Pisgah Press will attend the event to share exciting new book releases.  Pisgah Press has published work by short story writer, Michael…


Added by Brittany Marcum on October 17, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Book discussions at Ave M restaurant

I just attended a book discussin at Ave M restaurant. This is the second year of "Eat your Words", a monthly discussion with an invited author.

Rose Senehi was the guest speaker, talking about her books and her writing process.


A nice evening out.


For the full schedule, contact Teri Siegel on Facebook.


Added by Danny Bernstein on October 13, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments

Warren Wilson hosts "Twelve Notables"

Warren Wilson College is scheduled to host an event which will gather twelve inspiring individuals and the subjects of Jack Prather's book, "Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina."  This event will mark the first time that all twelve individuals will be gathered together at one event.  Prather's books was inspired by the these remarkable North Carolina residents who have made significant state and national impacts.  The award-winning journalist and author of six books, Prather reveals…


Added by Brittany Marcum on October 12, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

National Book Award finalists, announced, Oct. 10, 2012

National Book Award Finalists Oct 2012



Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (Riverhead)

Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King (McSweeney's)

Louise Erdrich, The Round House (Harper)

Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ecco)

Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds (Little,…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 10, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Yvan Goll- A poet's great last work is masterfully translated

The poetry world owes many thanks to Ms. Nan Watkins, who beautifully translated Yvan Goll's Dreamweed, into modern English.  This collection of poetry is the European master poet's last great work before his death in 1950.  

Yvan Goll was a bilingual poet, fluent in French and German, who produced a large and diverse body of work, which included some of the century's greatest love poems.  Goll was incredibly cultured throughout his lifetime, and his experiences shine through his…


Added by Brittany Marcum on October 10, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Outlander: a play about Horace Kephart

"Outlander" will be staged in Andrews on October 12th at 7:00.

The play has been produced at the Parkway Playhouse and was recently at the Swain PAC.  This production has many of the cast in the Parkway Playhouse performance. Contact Elizabeth Hay on Facebook for additional information.

Added by Gary Carden on October 8, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

"Invest in Trees"--excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy

Dear Western North Carolina folks: 

I'm passing along this link to an excerpt from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden, which is a story I wrote while living in Asheville, in October. Enjoy!…


Added by Kathryn Hall on October 5, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud American

Event:             Book Release:  The Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud  American

Date:               10 am on October 5, 2012

Location:        Acquoni Expo Center, Acquoni Rd., Cherokee NC.

Cost:               Free and open to the public.

Sponsor:        Museum of the Cherokee Indian


The Museum of the Cherokee Indian Press is releasing a new book, The Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 4, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments


The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) awarded a Silver Medal to my historical novel “A Passel of Hate” at the Society’s annual awards dinner in Dayton, Ohio. MWSA medal awards are judged by a panel of peers and based on various factors including content, style, visual appearance, and technical use of language.

“A Passel of Hate” is my first novel and describes the events in North and South Carolina leading up to and including the Battle of Kings Mountain. The focus of the…


Added by Joe Epley on October 4, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

"Journeys of Courage" Panel Discussion

A panel discussion is scheduled to be held at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva to discuss the history of integration in Jackson County Schools.  Marie T. Cochran, artist and scholar, will facilitate the discussion.  The topics of interest will coincide with the themes presented in the exhibit "Journeys of Courage:  Integrating Education in Jackson County," which is a WCU student-created exhibit that can be seen at the Jackson County Public Library.  WCU students will be giving…


Added by Brittany Marcum on October 2, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Only 10 days left!

Come one, come all, to support a new collaborative effort that is breaking ground in Marshall, North Carolina.  A dedicated and award-winning poet by the name of Keith Flynn has spent the past several years preparing the literary community for White Rock Hall.  Formerly known as White Rock Presbyterian Church, the building was relocated and transformed into a sanctuary to house the harmonious sounds of poets and musicians.  Flynn has already begun promotion and filming for 'LIVE at White…


Added by Brittany Marcum on October 1, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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