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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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December 2012 Blog Posts (11)

John Urbain exhibit at Black Mountain Museum + Arts Center

John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things

January 18 - June 1, 2013; Opening reception: Friday, January 18, 2013

(from press release)

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is proud to announce John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things, an exhibition of collages and paintings by Black Mountain College alumnus John…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on December 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

"Clean Up After a Storm"

Western North Carolina Woman has honored my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden by publishing in their December issue the chapter titled "Clean Up After a Storm". In light of what has happened in Newtown this last week the selection seems fitting and  synchronistic. I do hope it offers some small solace to those who are grieving who find it. Tend your hearts. Love and blessings, Kathryn xoxo…

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Added by Kathryn Hall on December 18, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Book Trailer??

I'm working on a book trailer for my forthcoming book The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina.

 

What does anyone know about creating book trailers?

 

Which ones are effective?

 

Thanks

Added by Danny Bernstein on December 15, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Greater Than the Mountains Was He by Wilma Hicks Simpson

New book with WNC connection:

Greater Than the Mountains Was He: The True Story of Johann Jacob Shook of Haywood County, North Carolina by Wilma Hicks Simpson (Tate Publishing trade paper, March 2013, 184 pages, $20.99).

Author event: 6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Biography of Johann Jacob Shook, owner of the Shook House in Clyde, explaining his life and accomplishments in Western North Carolina and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 13, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Short Story Published at Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review

My short story "Saver's Delight" has been published. It's at a pretty interesting online journal.

Added by Caralyn Davis on December 12, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier

New book with WNC connection:

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier (Venture Galleries trade paper, November 2012, 204 pages, $12.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Debut thriller novel in which an assassin “battles conscience, hired killers, and burn-out while juggling relationships and attempts at normalcy;” written by a Henderson County resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Asheville Beer by Anne-Fitten Glenn

New book with WNC connection:

Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing by Anne-Fitten Glenn (History Press trade paper, September 2012, 192 pages, $16.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

Details the history of Asheville’s brewing scene “from the suds-soaked saloons of ‘Hell’s Half Acre’ to the region’s explosion into a beer mecca;” written by a local beer writer and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham

New book with WNC connection:

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham, illus. by Roger Bacon (CreateSpace trade paper, October 2012, 124 pages, $9.95).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 at City Lights Bookstore.

A children’s novel that teaches about family and friendship through a girl who befriends another girl with a mysterious and special button; written by a retired teacher and Sylva resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle

New book with WNC connection:

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle (Press 53 trade paper, October 2012, 110 pages, $12.95).

“These stories give a reader the vivid language and compelling narratives that are the trademark of the best short stories. 'Out Across the Nowhere' is an astonishing debut,” says award-winning author Ron Rash; written by an Asheville author.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks

New book with WNC connection:

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks (New Native Press trade paper, October 2012, 42 pages, $12.00).

“From the vantage point of a favorite seat in the Common Café of Time,” the book description reads, “Steve Brooks takes us to the center of the poet’s soul, asking the hardest yet the best questions of himself and others who would call themselves poets;” written by a local poet. See author website.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Why the Clown Wouldn't Smile by Olson Huff

New book with WNC connection:

Why the Clown Wouldn’t Smile by Olson Huff (Grateful Steps hardback, November 2012, 40 pages, many color illustrations, $14.95).

Author events:

Tue., Dec. 4, 2012 at the Moore Center in Montreat, time t.b.a.;

2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at White Horse Black Mountain sponsored by Grateful Steps;

6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

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