- Nancy Simpson
- 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."
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Harnessing the Power of Words will be taught at John C. Campbell Folk School August 15 - 21. 2010.
Instructor: Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
Each of us has something important to say, but just as we speak in different dialects, we write in different genres. Find your writing niche as we explore the power and appeal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journals, letter and blogs. This class will help you find the format best suited to your voice through creative writing prompts, supportive sharing, and gentle critiques. From business people to retires, novelists to blogger...all are welcome.
TUITION IS $527.00. Ask about 1/2 price if you live in the area.
Pre register at John C Campbell Folk School 1 800 FOLK - SCH.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hello Fellow NCWN West Members and Friends. As editor of NCWN West’s forthcoming anthology, I am happy to announce we have made progress and found our way to publish the anthology titled Echoes Across the Blue Ridge: Stories, Essays and Poems by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains. In fact, the book is at the printer now and is due to be released in coming days.
An Introduction to Echoes Across the Blue Ridge was written for us by Robert Morgan. Other North Carolina authors who endorsed the collection include Lee Smith who said, “Straight from the land of sky. song and story, another dynamic collection--strong and surprising,”
Ron Rash who said, “Anyone who enjoys Appalachian Literature will be delighted by this excellent anthology, particularly because it introduces the reader to a number of our region’s gifted though lesser-known writers. Bravo!”
These anthology authors, who live within the Netwest area, were invited to contribute their work and they did so with generosity: Our Program Coordinator Kathryn Stripling Byer, Thomas Rain Crowe, Steven Harvey and Bettie M. Sellers.
The anthology is dedicated to the memory of our Appalachian ballad poet Byron Herbert Reece.
Check the list below of other contributors who have work forthcoming in Echoes Across the Blue Ridge:
Jo Carolyn Beebe
Joan Thiel Blessing
Rachel T. Bronnum
John T. Campbell
Nancy Sales Cash
James M. Cox
Robert Edward Fahey
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
Debora Kinsland Foerst
Gerri Wolfe Grady
Karen Paul Holmes
Mary Michelle Brodine Keller
Brenda Kay Ledford
Mary Lou McKillip
Maren O. Mitchell
Janice Townley Moore
Clarence Lee Newton
Betty Jameron Reed
William V. Reynolds
Linda M. Smith
Wendy Richard Tanner
Carole Richard Thompson
Cecily Hamlin Wells
Eleanor Lambert Wilson
Jane J. Young
Congratulations to Katja Holmes for formatting, book and cover design.
Congratulations to Philip L. Sampson whose photograph was chosen for the cover. Congratulations to other photographers who had one or more photos included in the book: Tipper Pressley, Seth Russell, and Billy J. Turnage.
The book release date WILL COME SOON. STAY POSTED.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Brenda Kay Ledford and Carole Richard Thompson will be the featured readers at Poets and Writers Reading Poems and Stories on June 17, 2010 7:00 p.m. in Keith House at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Are you writing a book? Want to meet with other writers?