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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Monday, January 26, 2009

NC WRITERS NETWORK WEST announces two LOCAL LITERARY EVENTS Before the January Calendar Page Turns

Has January gotten you down? Is Winter keeping you in? It's time to get put on your coat and go out to see what our mountains writers are doing. Visit with fellow writers. Drink hot chocolate. Two current literary events are offered in the Netwest area on January 30th and Jan. 31. Mark your calendar. Make your plans.

1) It's Story Telling Time in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Gary Carden, the best story teller for mile and miles will be here to tell his own stories on the evening of January 30th, 2009. Location. The Learning Center, 945 Conahetta Street in Murphy,NC 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday morning 9:00 - noon, Gary Carden will teach a workshop TELLING YOUR STORIES OR SOMEBODY ELSES which will also be held at The Learning Center.

Register now. Mail to NC Writers Network West, Glenda Beall, Program Coordinator, 581 Chatuge Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904. Info: (828) 389-4441.

Gary Carden Story Telling Event - $10.00 adults, $5.00 children.

Story Telling Workshop Fee $20.00.

Come One. Come All.

2) NC American Association of University Women Juvenile Literary Award Reception will be held Saturday January 31, 2009 at 2:00pm at Macon County Public Library 819 Siler Rd Franklin, North Carolina 28734. Get Directions.

This Reception is for Cathryn Sill, Frankiln author who won the 2008 NC AAUW Juvenile Literary Award for her children's book ABOUT HABITATS: WETLANDS, which was illustrated by her husband John Sill. Reception is cohosted by the Bryson City branch of AAUW and by the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee. It will be held in the children's section of the Macon County Public Library in Franklin at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2009. The public is invited to meet and to honor this award-winning author.


Brenda Kay Ledford said...


Thanks for informing us about these two literary events. I'm glad they are being held in our region.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, I'm looking forward to Gary's workshop and Meakin has signed up to go with me. He loves to tell stories and I know he will enjoy it as much as I will. I still have your plate from that wonderful cheese ball you made for My Carolina Kitchen at Christmas. I'll run into you sooner or later to return it. Hope to see you soon.

Anonymous said...

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