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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
Jun 13
Jack J. Prather posted a blog post

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
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

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
Jun 3
City Lights Bookstore posted events
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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
May 27
Connie Regan-Blake posted events
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Mirra updated an event
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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
May 20
Mirra posted an event

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
May 16
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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
May 13
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

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
May 12
City Lights Bookstore posted events
May 11
Gary Thomas Johnson is attending Kalen Vaughan Johnson's event
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
Gary Thomas Johnson shared Kalen Vaughan Johnson's event on Facebook
May 10
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

Hidden Scars - Sam Blackman and Black Mountain College

I don't know if this is true for my fellow writers, but proofing can be the most difficult part of the process.  I received the ARC today for October's Sam Blackman Mystery and will begin the last review for typos or formatting errors that have eluded my editor, my copy editor, and myself.  Amazing that there is always something that the brain "fixes" and we don't see.Hope springs eternal that the October release will be typo-free.  The mystery is set against the historic backdrop of Black…See More
May 6

October 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Love Letters from the Lieutenant

My Angel, My Muse, My Sweetheart, My Love, awakened from this dream of life on August 15, 2013, and left me yet dreaming. To say that I was devastated is not to understand in the slightest the pain I felt. I lost my heart, I lost my mind, I lost my will to live.

My Darling spoke to me on September 2, as I was preparing her Celebration, and told me to write this little book of poetry. She speaks to me yet, and most of the words in this book, that appear after she awoke, I truly believe…

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Added by James Carland on October 30, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Mary Szybist, WWC instructor, made the list

Local National Book Award news

 

Warren Wilson College MFA faculty member Mary Szybist’s book of poems, Incarnadine (Graywolf, 2013), is among five finalists for the National Book Award in that category.  Winners will be announced on November 20 at the National Book Award ceremony in New York City.

 

Read more about Szybist and read some of her poems at the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Mountain craft expert at Mars Hill University, Oct. 29

Southern Craft: A Revival in the Mountains with Anna Fariello

from press release)

 

Who: Anna Fariello, Craft Revival Project Director, Hunter Library Special Collections, Western Carolina University…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pickett's Charge author tells tale at 2 local venues

Tall tale of the Civil War (a century afterward)

 

“In the yellow dark of an Alabama nursing home, an old, old man opened

two remarkable eyes…”  So begins Pickett’s Charge, an improbable novel about the legacy of the Civil War.

 

The plot:

 

A hundred years after Threadgill Pickett travelled as a boy to join the Confederate Army, he takes a journey to confront with the only other…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments

George Stuart on the Maya city, Palenque, Oct. 24, 2013

George Stuart, Archaeologist and Expert on the Maya to Speak at UNC Asheville October 24

from press release

See feature story about book and author

Archaeologist George Stuart, former National Geographic vice president for research and exploration, will present…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

"Small Brown Bird" reviewed in October's WNC Women

My book of stories "Small Brown Bird: stories in praise of folly" was reviewed by Mary Ickes in this month's issue of WNC Women magazine. Thank you Mary for taking an interest and sharing with your readers.

The article can be found at:

http://www.wncwoman.com

Added by Jennifer McLean on October 12, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Time Change for "Nailed" Book Club

"Nailed" Book Club still meets in the same location- G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA (beside CVS); however, the time has changed from 10:30 AM to the new time of 10:00 AM until noon.  We still meet on the 1st Friday of every month... Come join us as we discuss books our members have chosen in a quarterly selection. Our reviews are discussions that…

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Added by RhondaKay Brigman on October 11, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Save the bonobos author & activist come here from Congo, Oct. 5

Saving the bonobos author and Asheville bonobo activist, Oct. 5

 

New Book ‘Empty Hands, Open Arms’ explores groundbreaking approach to saving the Congo rainforest and humankind’s closest relative, the bonobo

 

Acclaimed author Deni Béchard talks about his new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral, at Malaprop’s bookstore, 7 pp.m., Sat., Oct.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 4, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Sci-fi book discussions, Oct 22 through Dec 17

Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction

 

Pack Memorial Library presents “Let’s Talk about It: Science Fiction Book Discussion Series”

 

Sign Up and Receive Free Book Loans Beginning October 1

 

Guest humanities professors from UNC-Asheville and Appalachian State will lead the 6 p.m. discussions, which begin Tues., Oct. 22 and continue every other Tuesday evening through Dec.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 3, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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