Showing posts with label stories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stories. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Literary Hour on August 22, 2018, at the JCCFS, Brasstown, NC, will feature NCWN-West's writers Catherine Carter, Joan Howard, and Karen Luke Jackson


On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 7:00 PM, John C. Campbell Folk School (JCCFS) and NC Writers' Network-West (NCWN-West) will sponsor The Literary Hour at the JCCFS, Brasstown, NC. The Literary Hour is usually held on the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise indicated. This reading is free of charge and open to the public. This month's featured readers will be Catherine Carter, Joan Howard, and Karen Luke Jackson.



Catherine Carter lives with her husband in Cullowhee, near Western Carolina University, where she teaches in the English Education and Professional Writing programs. Her full-length collections of poetry include The Swamp Monster at Home (LSU Press, 2012) The Memory of Gills (LSU, 2006), and Larvae of the Nearest Stars (forthcoming from LSU, fall 2019.  The Memory of Gills received the 2007 Roanoke-Chowan Award from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association; her chapbook Marks of the Witch won Jacar Press’ 2014 chapbook contest; other awards include the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Award from the North Carolina Literary Review, the 2014 Poet Laureate’s award from the North Carolina Poetry Society, the 2013 poetry award from Still: The Journal, and numerous Pushcart nominations.  Her work has also appeared in Best American Poetry 2009, Orion, Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, Tar River Review, and Ploughshares, among others.

Carter is assistant poetry editor at Cider Press Review and the Jackson County regional representative for NCWN-West. Carter blogs at: https://catherinecarterpoetry.com/.




Joan M. Howard's poetry has been published in POEM, The Road Not Taken:The Journal of Formal Poetry, the Aurorean, Lucid Rhythms, Victorian Violet, the Wayfarer and other literary journals.  She published the book Death and Empathy: My Sister Web, in 2017, available on Amazon.com.  Her latest book, Jack, Love and the Daily Grail, is available from Kelsay publications and Amazon.com. 

Howard is a former teacher with an MA in German and English literature and member of the North Carolina Writers' Network West and North Carolina Writers Network.  She enjoys birding and kayaking on the beautiful waters of Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee, Georgia.




Karen Luke Jackson’s oral history background and contemplative practices provide a latticework for her writing.  Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Kakalak, Alive Now, Ruminate, moonShine review, Emrys, TOWN Magazine, The Great Smokies Review, Broad River Review, Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, and two anthologies featuring western North Carolina writers. 

Jackson lives in Flat Rock, North Carolina, holds a doctorate in education from North Carolina State University, and is a retreat leader with the Center for Courage & Renewal.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Return of the Old Time Radio Show, hosted by Ridgeline Literary Alliance and Cherokee Co. Arts Council, Saturday, February 17, 2018, in Murphy, NC

Old Time Radio Show Returns!

Old Time Radio Show returns Saturday February 17, 2018, at 2 PM, at the Murphy Art Center, 33 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC, in the Cultural Calendar Room. Ridgeline Literary Alliance, a group of local writers, has teamed up with the Arts Council to present an afternoon of live entertainment, free to the public. Come one, come all, no reservations needed. 

Original stories by Loren Leith of Andrews provide the scripts for three humorous and poignant radio shows, a rare taste of entertainment from the era before television. The cast, members of Ridgeline Literary Alliance and Cherokee County Arts Council, are among the best of local talent.
Author members of Ridgeline Literary Alliance will read short segments of their best writing.

Come to this fun filled event provided by your own local artists in the comfort of Murphy Arts Center, downtown Murphy, NC.


For more information, contact CCAC at:
828-835-0550

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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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Chatauqua-AVE in Andrews NC


Chatuaqua - AVE begins October 11 - 19 in Andrews, NC. Click http://www.chautauqua-ave.org/ and look at the Calendar to learn of all the events planned during this time. On Friday Ocober 17 Gary Carden will be telling his famous stories.


Blow the Tannery Whistle

an Evening of Storytelling with Gary Carden


Ron Rash, author of “One Foot in Eden,” says, “Gary Carden is one of Appalachia’s greatest treasures. No one I know understands the culture better; add to this Carden’s storytelling ability and you have an artist of the first order.” Carden’s writings have received awards from the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Appalachian Writers Association, the North Carolina Society of Historians, the North Carolina Writers Association, North Carolina Humanities Council and others.