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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
Mar 21
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
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted blog posts
Mar 7
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.
Mar 4
Carolyn Bennett Fraiser updated their profile photo
Feb 15
Harold N. Stern updated their profile
Feb 6
Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
Feb 6
Nancy Werking Poling posted a photo

Latest non-fiction book

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…"
Feb 5
Rebecca L Caldwell updated their profile
Feb 5
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"
Feb 5
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Feb 4
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
Feb 4

Living Thing Go

Species found for LivingThingGo

(This page links back to a Facebook page on which people post photos of living things they find--to share images; for the joy of alertness; to chart their discoveries; and to elicit comments and get help with identification, if necessary.)

Kingdom: Plantae

    Phylum: Anthophyta (flowering plants)

        Class: Eudicots

            Order: Lamiales

                Family: Lamiaceae (mint)

                    Genus: Thymus

                        Species: Vulgarus (common thyme)

                            Bev Robertson, August 1, 2016  LINK

                Family: Scrophulariaceae (figworts)

                   Genus: Verbascum (mullein)

                     Species: Thapsus (common mullein)

                       Rob Neufeld, July 17, 2016; posted August 3, 2016 LINK

            Order:  Myrtales               

                Family: Lythraceae

                    Genus: Lagerstroemia (crape myrtle)

                        Rob Neufeld, posted August 10 2016  LINK

                Family:  Onagraceae (evening primrose)

                    Genus: Oenothera

                        Species:  Fruticosa (sundrop)

                            Rob Neufeld, posted August 1, 2016  LINK

Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

        Class: Insecta

            Order: Coleoptera (beetles)

                Family: Coccinellidea (ladybugs)

                    Genus: Harmonoa

                        Species: axyridis

                             Abby Reifsnyder, August 25, 2016  LINK

            Order: Diptera (flies)

                Family: Tipolidae (large crane flies)

                    Rob Neufeld, August 22, 2016  LINK

            Order: Hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants)

                Family: Braconidae (parasitic wasps)

                    Genus: Dinocampus

                        Species: coccinellae (parasitic wasps of ladybugs)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, August 25, 2016 LINK

                Family: Crabronidae (wasps)

                    Genus: Trypoxylon

                        Species: politum (organ pipe mud dauber)

                            Rob Neufeld, August 5, 2016  LINK        

                Family: Vespidae (yellowjackets, hornets; paper, pollen, mason, and pollen wasps)

                    Genus: Polistes (paper wasps)

                        Species: dorsalis

                            Rob Neufeld, August 5, 2016  LINK 

            Order: Lepidoptera

                Family: Erebidae

                    Genus: Euchaetes

                        Species: egle (milkweed tiger moth; milkweed tussock caterpillar)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, August 2016.  LINK

                Family: Nymphalidae (butterflies that stand on 4 legs)

                    Genus: Dryas

                        Species: iulia (Julia butterfly)

                            Subspecies: alcionea

                                Christopher Jobson, August 10, 2015; posted by Bev Robertson August 5,                                    2016  LINK

            Order: Odonata (carnivorous insects, incl. dragonflies and damselflies)

                Family: Libellulidea  (skimmers and perchers)

                    Genus: Libellula (skimmers)

                        Species: incesta (slaty skimmer)  

                            Rob Neufeld, August 5, 2016  LINK 

    Phylum: Chordata

        Class: Aves (birds)

            Order: Anseriformes (web-footed waterfowl)

                Family: Anatidea (ducks, geese, and swans)

                    Genus: Cairina (ducks)

                        Species: moschata (muscovy duck)

                            Nancy Sutton, August 6, 2016  LINK

            Order: Gruiformes (cranes, crakes, and rails)

                Family: Rallidae (rails)

                    Genus: Fulica (coots)

                        Species: atra (Eurasian coot)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, August 25, 2016  LINK

            Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)

                Family: Hirundinidae (swallows and martins, aerial feeders)

                    Genus: Ptyonoprogne (crag martins)

                        Species: rupestris (Eurasian crag martin)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, Aug. 19, 2016; posted Aug. 24, 2016.  LINK

            Order: Piciformes (woodpeckers, toucans et al)

                Family: Picidae (woodpeckers)

                    Genus: Dryocopus

                        Species: Pileatus (pileated woodpecker)

                            Bev Robertson, May 2, 2013; posted August 2, 2016  LINK

            Order: Suliformes (frigatebirds, boobys, cormorants et al)

                Family: Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags)

                    Genus: Phalacrocorax

                        Species: Auritus (double crested cormorant)

                            Abby Reifsnyder, July 2016; posted August 2, 2016.  LINK

        Class: Mammalia (mammals)

            Order: Artiodactyla (Even-toed ungulates)

                Family: Bovidae (cloven-hoofed, ruminant mammals)

                    Genus: Bos (wild and domestic cattle)

                        Species: Tauris (cattle)

                        Variety: Red Angus cattle

                            Abby Reifsnyder, July 2016; posted August 2, 2016  LINK

                Family: Cervidae (deer)

                    Genus: Alces (moose)

                        Species: Alces

                            Subspecies: giges (Alaskan moose)

                                Shellie Rose Kacillas, posted August 1, 2016  LINK

        Class: Reptilia

            Order: Testudines (turtles)

                Family: Emydidae (marsh turtles)

                    Genus: Terrapene

                        Species: Carolina (common box turtle)

                            Subspecies: Carolina (eastern box turtle)

                                Rob Neufeld, August 4, 2016  LINK


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