A Day for Writers 2019 - Presenters and Registration form

Sylva, NC, August 24, 2019,

C. Hope Clark, Joseph Bathanti, David Joy, Karen Holmes, Carol Crawford, Pat Vestal, Katie Winkler, Meagan Lucas

9:00 - 4:30, fee includes lunch, coffee, drinks and pastries
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NCWN-West, % Glenda Beall,
PO Box 843, Hayesville, NC 28904

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Showing posts with label Nancy Sales Cash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nancy Sales Cash. Show all posts

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Recently I acquired a copy of Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham's new anthology, Clothes Lines, a book filled with stories and poems about, what else, clothes.

Among the writers I know in this book are Nancy Sales Cash, author of three novels and she is working on number four. Nancy is a native of Murphy, NC and spends much time in the Cherokee and Clay county areas. We met at the Daily Grind and Curiosity Shop Bookstore, had a cup of coffee and discussed readings of Clothes Lines and my poetry book Now Might As Well Be Then.

Some of the writers in the far southwest area of North Carolina and north Georgia who have work in Clothes Lines are Kathryn Stripling Byer, Joyce Foster, Nancy Sales Cash, Karen Paul Holmes, Carole R. Thompson, Glenda Barrett, Jo Carolyn Beebe, Janice Townley Moore, Blanche Ledford and Brenda Kay Ledford, and Peg Russell.

A number of our Netwest members throughout the region also appear in this interesting book by 75 western North Carolina Women.

Celia and Nancy published Christmas Presence last year through Catawba Press and used the same press for Clothes Lines. The book is made more interesting by the use of a few black and white pictures all done by Mary Alice Ramsey.
Be on the lookout for readings from this anthology in your town.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Last Day in Norway with Nancy Sales Cash

We have enjoyed the posts by our guest, Nancy Sales Cash, as she travels on board the Queen Mary 2. Thanks so much, Nancy, for taking us vicariously along with you. Glenda Beall

On our last day in Norway aboard the Queen Mary 2, we went to the small town of Alesund, which was totally destroyed by fire in 1904 and completely rebuilt in the then-cutting-edge style of Art Nouveau. It's an interesting, albeit watered-down version of Paris' and Brussels' exuberant examples of the architectural style.The photo, above, in black raincoat and red hat, shows me frowning at the stiff wind atop Alesund's lookout point with the ship far below. After two weeks in cool, windy weather in 50 and 60 degrees, I am ready for some of those hot August nights you're having back in WNC. For writers, there was an interesting lecture on the ship about Norwegian and Icelandic (Norse) Sagas.The earliest ones are among the world's oldest literature, and can be found in translation. The first ones were family sagas, then came romantic sagas. Some of these are called Njal's (Niel's) Saga, Loxdaela Saga, Valsunga Saga. But the most interesting thing was that the lecturer maintained these contained most of the basic elements of drama that we as writers still use, and that have been used throughout history by people such as Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw, the Brontes, etc. They are the forerunners of Moby Dick, the Forsyte Saga, and even Dallas! So, next time I'm stuck for a plot, I'm going to look up some of those old Norse Sagas, and maybe I'll come out with another Jane Eyre or Rebecca. All of the Sagas, the lecturer pointed out, have a dark 'father' who is lovable but heartless and egotistical (think Mr. Rochester), and a foreboding woman (Mrs. Danvers?) whom the lecturer equated to the trolls: whimsical, perverse creatures from the Sagas.I happened to be reading an interesting book, "Daphne," by Justine Picardie (Bloomsbury Press, 2008), a fictional account of Daphne du Maurier's life and writings which told how much she borrowed from the Brontes. In this book, the Brontes and du Mauriers and J.M. Barrie ('Peter Pan') are all mixed up, and there's a literary mystery you might enjoy reading; I did. Just goes to show: there's nothing new under the sun, and as writers we can only hope to find a new way of saying it. Finding these earliest influences on writers and writing was, I thought, a fitting end to a wonderful trip to interesting places. Hope you've enjoyed these posts for the Netwest blog; I've really enjoyed writing them, and it has helped me put the trip into a writer's perspective. Best regards, Nancy

NANCY SALES CASH grew up in Murphy and lives in Murphy and Asheville. Her short story, 'Talking To Mama,' will be published in Netwest's new anthology, 'Echoes Across The Blue Ridge,' which will be out soon. She also has a short story in Celia Miles' new anthology, "Clothes Lines,' due out in September, and was in Celia's 2008 anthology, 'Christmas Presence.' She has two published novels, 'Ritual River' and 'Patterns of the Heart,' both available from The Curiosity Shop in Murphy and Andrews and Phillips & Lloyd in Hayesville.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Presence authors signing in Hayesville,NC Dec. 6

Phillips and Lloyd Books on the square in Hayesville, NC

Brenda Kay Ledford of Hayesville, NC is one of the 45 women writers in the anthology Christmas Presence, edited by Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham.

Glenda Barrett of Hiawassee, GA wrote "The French Harp" a true story about her beloved grandmother, which is included in Christmas Presence.

Carole Thompson of Blairsville, GA Netwest Rep.
Her story is "A Bag of Sugar for Paula" an inspiring story that takes place in a most unlikely place - a grocery store.

Also on hand Saturday for signing is Cherokee County native, Nancy Sales Cash, author of Ritual River.