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Showing posts with label Malaprops Bookstore. Show all posts
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Monday, October 1, 2018

News from Mary Ricketson: Call for exhibitors for ARTrageous Event November 9, 2018, at The Learning Center, Murphy, NC, where Former NC Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson will perform; plus Stephenson will perform Sunday, 10/7/2018 at Malaprops, Ashville.

News from Mary Ricketson, Cherokee County Rep for NCWN-West

Would the NCWN-West community like to set up a book table of local writers for Friday, November 9th at ARTrageous, The Learning Center in Murphy's event, for exposure for NCWN-West to the community, possible sales, and talking to young writers? Contact Mary at: maryricketson311@hotmail.com. ARTrageous (see poster below) has a call for exhibitors, see: Calling all artists, at: http://www.naturallygrownkids.org/artrageous

Also, Shelby Stephenson , former NC Poet Laureate will be reading at Malaprops, Asheville, NC, at 3:00 PM, on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Stephenson will also be performing his poetry and songs on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 6:00 PM, at the ARTrageous event, at The Learning Center, 945 Conahetta St, Murphy, NC 28906.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Readings from the new anthology, "It's All Relative: Tales from the Tree," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, NC, February 28, 2016, 3:00 PM.

On Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 3:00 PM, there will be a reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC. Local authors, contributors and co-editors Nancy Dillingham and Celia Miles will present their new anthology, It's All Relative: Tales from the Tree. This collection offers 50 stories and poems by Western North Carolina women authors, on the broad theme of family.

Rob Neufeld reviewed the book in the Asheville Citizen-Times and wrote that "there's a shadowy, down-to-earth and at times magical quality to the telling that makes the collection striking and significant."

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Monday, August 16, 2010



Echoes Across the Blue Ridge

Sun, 08/22/2010 - 3:00pm

Members of North Carolina Writers' Network's western chapter (Netwest) present poems and short stories from the latest collection, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge. Visiting contributors include George Ivey, Susan Lefler, Carl Iobst, Glenda Beall, and others.

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

By Nancy Simpson (Editor), Robert Morgan (Introduction By), Kathryn Stripling Byer (Contributor)
ISBN-13: 9781450701525
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Winding Path Publishing, 07/01/2010

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Byer, Duncan, and Woloch at Malaprop's Bookstore this Sunday

Two reading/signing events are scheduled for this weekend, both featuring Cecilia Woloch and Kathryn Stripling Byer. On Saturday Night, Byer, Woloch, and Mary Adams will read from their new books at Cith Lights Bookstore at 7:00. Mary Adams chapbook Commandment was recently published in the Spring Street Editions Chapbook Series.

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, Malaprop's Bookstore/Café (55 HaywoodStreet in downtown Asheville, NC) will host poets Kathryn StriplingByer reading from ARETHA'S HAT: INAUGURATION DAY, 2009; Julia NunnallyDuncan with AN ENDLESS TAPESTRY and new, unpublished poems; andCecilia Woloch, author of CARPATHIA.

Kathryn Stripling Byer, poet laureate of North Carolina from 2005through June 30, 2009, was born in Southwest Georgia but moved to NorthCarolina in 1968 and has lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains ever since.She is the author of five poetry books, including COMING TO REST(2006), and most recently (in collaboration with Penelope ScamblySchott) of the chapbook ARETHA'S HAT: INAUGURATION DAY, 2009. Writingon the topic "Why We Love North Carolina" for the February 2009 issueof Our State magazine, Kathryn Stripling Byer noted these particularhighlights of her term as Poet Laureate: the "generous community of[North Carolina] writers . . . who continue to amaze me with theirtalent and energy" and most of all, "the students I've met in ourschools . . . these young faces looking back at me, ready to say whothey are. May we all listen well to them." As poet laureate, KathrynStripling Byer's primary goal was to "help make poetry accessible in asmany ways as I could," through frequent visits to schools and withwriting groups; appearances at bookstores, literary events, and avariety of public celebrations; a regularly updated poetry page on theNorth Carolina Arts Council web site; and her own generous laureateblog -- as well as by continuing to write and give public readings of herown poetry. In the process, she has demonstrated the perseverance andconstant delicate balance of energies required to lead a very publiclife as a dedicated writer. Asked why she writes poetry, she recentlyreplied, "It's the best way I know to sing with the world" (Writer'sDigest interview with Robert Lee Brewer, July 2009). We are very happyto welcome Kathryn Stripling Byer back to "sing" her poetry at Malaprop's.

Julia Nunnally Duncan writes both poetry and fiction. She haspreviously published two collections of stories and a novel, and hersecond novel, WHEN DAY IS DONE, is just out from March Street Press.Her Appalachian poems have appeared in scores of literary journals,and her first published collection of poetry, AN ENDLESS TAPESTRY(2007), was named a finalist for the 2008 Roanoke-Chowan Award forPoetry. She recently completed the manuscript for a second collectionof poems, AT DUSK. Rob Neufeld, book columnist for The AshevilleCitizen-Times, wrote of Julia Nunnally Duncan that she is one of fourWestern North Carolina "poets to watch." He remarked that her poems"make the greatest possible use of line breaks, so that individualphrases glow like haiku observations. Metaphors develop naturally and emotionally." In a recent article in North Carolina Literary Review, Jeffrey Franklin observed of AN ENDLESS TAPESTRY, "Duncan always makes the place solid, the people real, the situation, in all its emotional complexity and perilousness, rendered with a deceptive simplicity that quietly resonates. . . .[Her] people are as recognizably human as any in Shakespeare[.]" Like our other readers for December 6, Julia Nunnally Duncan is at once a dedicated writer and an experienced teacher; she has served as a full-time English instructor at McDowell Community College for nearly two and a half decades. At Malaprop's, she will read selections from AN ENDLESS TAPESTRY and from her manuscript, AT DUSK.

CARPATHIA is Cecilia Woloch's fifth poetry collection. Published in2009, it went into a second printing about two months after itsofficial publication date. Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winningpoet, has written of CARPATHIA, "The poems . . . are guided by anexquisite lyricism and heartbreaking emotional honesty. . . . This isa gorgeous book by a poet who is passionately alive in the world."Cecilia Woloch has traveled widely and taught just as widely, offeringpoetry workshops for children and adults across the United States andin several locations abroad. She serves as a lecturer in creativewriting at the University of Southern California and is foundingdirector of the Paris Poetry Workshop. The recipient of numerousawards for her writing, teaching and theatre work, in 2009 alone,Cecilia Woloch has been recognized as a finalist in the CaliforniaBook Awards of The Commonwealth Club of California for her 2008chapbook, NARCISSUS; as a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize inPoetry at Nimrod; as the first prize winner of the New Ohio ReviewPrize in Poetry; and as a Fellow at the Center for InternationalTheatre Development/US Artists Initiative in Poland.

Please join us in welcoming three distinguished poets on December 6,and begin your holiday season with poetry!Poetrio: Kathryn Stripling Byer, Julia Nunnally Duncan, Celia WolochSunday, December 6, 2009, 3:00 p.m.Malaprop's Bookstore/Café55 Haywood StreetAsheville, NC 28801(828) 254-6734www.malaprops.com

Monday, September 7, 2009

POETRIO: SEPT. 13 at Malaprops

On Sunday, September 13, 2009, 3:00 p.m., Malaprop's Bookstore/Café

(55 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville, NC) welcomes poets Terri

Kirby Erickson, author of TELLING TALES OF DUSK; Linda Annas Ferguson

reading from DIRT SANDWICH; and John Hoppenthaler with ANTICIPATE THE


A North Carolina native who now lives in Charleston, South Carolina,

Linda Annas Ferguson has published five collections of poetry,



HATE A BROKEN THING (2002).  She serves on the Board of Governors of

the South Carolina Academy of Authors, was recognized as the 2005

Poetry Fellow for the South Carolina Arts Commission, became a

featured poet for the Library of Congress Poetry at Noon Series, and

was named the 2003-04 Poet-in-Residence for the Gibbes Museum of Art

in Charleston, S.C.  She is also a former recipient of the South

Carolina Academy of Authors Poetry Fellowship.  Her work is archived

by Furman University Special Collections in the James B. Duke Library,

and her poetry is included in several anthologies.  Linda Annas

Ferguson's most recent book, DIRT SANDWICH(2009), is a Tom Lombardo

Poetry Selection from Press 53.  Fellow poet Chris Forhan writes of

DIRT SANDWICH, "[Linda Annas Ferguson's] work exists at the shimmering

mid-point between an urge to celebrate the world's beauty and a pained

recognition that this beauty is mutable. . . . She has given us a book

of tender, clear-eyed, complex meditations, a lovely book by a poet

whose vision we can trust."

Another poet North Carolina born, Terri Kirby Erickson has traveled

extensively and lived for a time in Louisiana, Virginia, and Texas,

but she has spent most of her life in North Carolina.  Her first

collection of poetry, THREAD COUNT, was published in 2006.  Her

writing has appeared in numerous literary reviews and other

publications, including Pisgah Review, the Christian Science Monitor,

Paris Voice, Smoking Poet, and Wild Goose Poetry Review, among several

others.  In 2006 and 2007, The Northwest Cultural Council selected her

work for an international juried poetry exhibit; and in 2009, her poem

"Oak Tree" earned a 2009 Best of the Net nomination.  Pisgah Review

editor Jubal Tiner has praised Terri Kirby Erickson as "an exciting

new voice in American poetry."  He admires the fact that "Her subject

matter spans the width between a lone Ferris wheel at a county fair,

where 'Coal dust fine and black as pulverized midnight, / covers

everything for miles,' to the vagaries of aging in the face of youth

. . . Erickson's verse is filled with spot-on similes and metaphors,

dotting its distinct and lucid structure with apt and artful

alliteration, telegraphing image upon finer image to the nexus of who

we are."

John Hoppenthaler's career in letters began when he served for several

years as personal assistant to Toni Morrison, whose work has been

recognized with both a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize.  John Hoppenthaler

is currently a member of the writing faculty at East Carolina

University, and he served as poetry editor of Kestrel for eleven

years.  His reviews, interviews, and essays are widely published, and

his poems frequently appear in such distinguished The Southern Review,

Virginia Quarterly Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Laurel Review, and

Chautauqua Literary Journal, among many others.  He has frequently

earned prestigious writing fellowships and grants.  His first book of

poetry, LIVES OF WATER, was published in 2003, and his second poetry

collection, ANTICIPATE THE COMING RESERVOIR, appeared in 2008.  Poet

Natasha Trethewey makes the following observations about his recent

book: "In this aptly titled new collection, ANTICIPATE THE COMING

RESERVOIR, John Hoppenthaler grounds an exploration of longing and

loss in a firm sense of place.  From upstate New York to the Florida

coast, to the landscapes that exist only in memory and dream,

Hoppenthaler knows well the geographies he traverses, and he maps the

lives of the people who inhabit these places with tenderness."

Poetrio: Terri Kirby Erickson, Linda Annas Ferguson, John Hoppenthaler

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 3:00 p.m.

Malaprop's Bookstore/Café

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 254-6734