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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."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Festival at John C. Campbell Folk School this Weekend. Don't Miss it!

Head for the Folk School in Brasstown, NC. O C T O B E R 3rd AND 4th.

My Life in Brasstown, An Appalachian Memoir, the much-anticipated sequel to My Journey to Appalachia, written by Eleanor Lambert Wilson, will be released this weekend! Ellie will be available to sign the book in the Craft Shop during Fall Festival, on Saturday, October 3 from 11 am to 2 pm.

In My Journey to Appalachia, Ellie tells the story of her year working at the Folk School after she graduated from Vassar College in 1941. My Life in Brasstown: An Appalachian Memoir, reveals the story of the next 40 years - after Ellie and Monroe Wilson were married and began to raise a family in Brasstown.

While you're here for Fall Festival, come in and meet Mrs. Wilson and pick up a copy of her latest book!

Photo: Ellie Wilson at her Brasstown farm. Photo by Virginia Porter Reynolds.

Note: Author Eleanor Lambert Wilson will have excerpt from her memoir, My Journey to Appalachia included in the forthcoming anthology ECHOES ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE:
Stories, Essays, and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains, edited by Nancy Simpson, Winding Path Publishing.


My Carolina Kitchen said...

See you there.

Glenda C. Beall said...

I picked up my book from Ellie today and it was such a pleasure seeing her again. I began reading before I left the festival. She was quite busy when I was there so I imagine her pretty new books just flew off the shelves.
I met Ellie years ago and she is still one of my favorite people.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Glenda, I am happy you got to see Ellie and got a signed copy. I will not settle for anything less, but I was unable to get to the festival. I'm looking forward to her second book because I think I know most of the story. I knew her children when they were growing up and I see what a fine life she made here in Appalachia with Monroe. It is a magical story. I have such respect for this woman. She wrote the first chapter of her first book in my writing class years ago. She is still writing. That is what makes my heart skip a beat. Love, Love!