First 2012 “BOOKS & BITES” Author Luncheon at Lake Lure Inn
The Friends of the Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure are kicking off the 2012 season of their Books & Bites program with the launch of Rose Senehi’s sixth book, Render Unto the Valley, on Thursday, January 19 at 11:30 at the Lake Lure Inn. This is the third “stand-alone” novel in her Southern Blue Ridge…Continue
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Barbara Bates Smith Play to Be Performed at Jackson County Public Library
The new one-woman Christmas play, adapted and performed by Barbara Bates Smith, is hosted by the Jackson County Public Library. A Southeastern Theatre “Best Actress” award winner, Bates Smith will perform “Deck the Halls with Southern Writers” on Tuesday, Novemeber 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
The play is based on the works of southern writers…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,…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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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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RE-VIEWING BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE 3: 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE Theme: John Cage's Circle of Influence
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center presents “ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 3,” October 7 – 9 at various locations. This year, the gathering of scholars, performers, and artists celebrates John Cage, avant-garde composer and Black Mountain College teacher, 1948-52.
Laura Kuhn, Executive Director of the John Cage Trust,…Continue
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Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Lake Lure benefit
New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, 12 noon, Sept. 15, kicking off the library’s Books & Bites season.
Kostova will discuss her novel, The Swan Thieves, at the resort’s Lakeview Restaurant. The luncheon is a benefit for the Friends of Mountain…Continue
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