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Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

June 15, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
Apr 8
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"luv ya Renea ... Kephart bio finally done after 40 years ... free at last ... free at last... great god almighty ... free a last!"
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Connie Regan-Blake Storytelling at Hendersonville Public Library at Henderson County Public Library - Main Branch

June 13, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
Join Connie Regan-Blake for a family oriented evening of stories at the Hendersonville Library.See More
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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
Apr 1
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” Here are the tellers for our April 6th “Slice of Life” performance.  Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Kyra Freeman, Steve Tate, Alberta Hipps and more! The event is hosted by the …See More
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Connie Regan-Blake's Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop at StoryWindow Productions

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019
The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive,…See More
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Stealth Hazy - 'Gun Clap'

Stealth Hazy - Gun ClapI got 80 rounds with a beam on it riding dirty I'm smoking chronic top off hear that system pound 808 thats subsonicI double down quadruple upstraight droppin with no cutwilt chamberlain on the reboundand you a fan just starstruckI…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Celebrate National Library Week at Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Montreat, NC

April 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Patti Callahan, author of the recent novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Don W. King author of Out of My Bone: the Letters of Joy Davidman, A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis, and Yet One More Spring: a Critical Study of Joy Davidman, will co-present on their works about Joy and her husband C.S. Lewis.  The event is free and open to the public on April 9, 2019 in Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College.Reception and Book signing to followSee More
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TWO NEW APPALACHIAN NOVELS

I have, just released two Appalachian Novels.OUT OF THE SHADOWS, begins deep in the Appalachian Mountains of in WNC. It is partly a true story about a young man who ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He meets another runaway, and they fall in love.A journey where he faced adversaries, but also success as he walked, hitchhiked, and made his way across the country.GONE LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND, is a story of three young people growing up in a farming community in the Appalachian…See More
Jan 28
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The Main Show

The Main Show: a story-poem stage presentation(part of  Living Poem)See video of Act 1, Scene 1: The SettingPrologue Narrator:   Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and in our…See More
Jan 26
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Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina were well aware of the hoopla of Hollywood.   In fact, Hollywood (or at least filmmaking) was already beginning to come to Western NC.I recently stumble across an article from the Jun 6 1926 issue of The Asheville Citizen Times which mentions that Hollywood Pictures Inc, was planning to film just south of Asheville, near Fairview.  But....was this really…See More
Jan 23

MadHat at Black Mountain College Museum

MadHat's Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes: Episode 2
 
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville presents MadHat's Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes: Episode 2, Thurs., Jan. 13th, 7 - 9 p.m. The writers scheduled to read are Asheville residents Katherine Soniat, Robert Zachary, and Jeff Davis and Black Mountain resident David Madden. The cost for the evening is $5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID and $7 for all others.

Katherine Soniat's fifth collection of poems, The Swing Girl, is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in 2011 and A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge, from Dream Horse Press in 2012. A Shared Life won the Iowa Poetry Price and a Virginia Center for the Book Award. Alluvial was a finalist for The Library of Virginia Center for the Book Award, and Notes of Departure was the recipient of the Camden Poetry Prize given by the Walt Whitman Center for the Arts and Humanities. The Fire Setters is available through the Web del Sol’s Online Chapbook. Originally from New Orleans, she was on the faculty at Virginia Tech and Hollins College where she taught in the MFA Programs. Presently she teaches in the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA, and lives in Asheville.    (www.katherinesoniat.com /font>http://www.katherinesoniat.com>)

Robert Zachary grew up in Anniston, Alabama during the years of “Jim Crow”.  He was 12 when he joined the Civil Rights Movement, following the KKK's burning of the Freedom Riders' bus.  Zachary began writing poetry and prose during the early 70’s, when he served in the military, as a means to organize GI's around the issues of the day. He is presently engaged in a project to write 490 love poems pertaining to current social, political and economic upheavals. Zachary lives in Asheville, where he works as a mediator, storyteller and poet, and continues to be active in human rights and peace efforts, intent on weaving his life experiences with his writing and storytelling, into a live poetic/musical setting that is both entertaining and mind changing.

Poet Jeff Davis attended UNC-Greensboro’s MFA program in creative writing, received his Master’s from the S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, and apprenticed to a Kwakwaka’wakh carver of ceremonial masks and totem poles in Alert Bay, British Columbia, from 1971 to 1975. He later taught anthropology and history at UNC-Asheville. His poems have appeared in Lillabulero, Iron, Asheville Poetry Review, the Nantahala Review, and other magazines; books include Transits of Venus (2005), and NatureS: Selected Poems, 1972 – 2005 (2006). Since 2005 he has hosted the local radio program Wordplay, which celebrates poets and writers of creative prose. (www.naturespoetry.blogspot.com /font>http://www.naturespoetry.blogspot.com>)
 
David Madden is the author of two collections of short stories, some of them prize winners, and nine novels, including The Suicide’s Wife, made into a movie in 1979, and Sharpshooter, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His latest novel is Abducted by Circumstance; a movie adaptation is in the works. David Madden has written and edited over 40 nonfiction works. A book about his work is David Madden: A Writer for All Genres. He is Robert Penn Warren Professor of Creative Writing Emeritus, LSU, where he taught for 43 years. He lives in Black Mountain, NC. (www.davidmadden.net /font>http://davidmadden.net>)
 
Series curator Carol Novack, founder of the non-profit arts organization MadHat, moved from a Greenwich Village apartment to a mountain in Asheville this May, and is busy coping with the elements. She’s the publisher of the multi-media e-journal Mad Hatters Review a target="_blank" href="http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252F">http://www.madhattersreview.com/>; and an erstwhile criminal defense & constitutional attorney. Carol’s recently published collection of musical fictions, fusions, and poems, “Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack” (Spuyten Duyvil Press), is available at amazon.com /font>http://www.amazon.com/Giraffes-Hiding-Mythical-Memoirs-Novack/dp/1933132833/ref=cn_cr_pr_pb_i> . (carolnovack.blogspot.com /font>http://carolnovack.blogspot.com/>)

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) "preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College."  It achieves its mission "through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs."

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