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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."

Friday, July 16, 2010


Revised July 31, 2010 - important updated info.

Dana Wildsmith will be the instructor for this class,
not Nancy Simpson, as first listed.

Do you write short fiction, personal essays, or poetry? The important question is - What's In Your Writing Folder?

Come spend one week writing at the John C. Campbell Folk School during the specific week of August 22, 2010.

WRITING: WHAT’S IN YOUR WRITING FOLDER? Nancy Simpson, Writing Instructor.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Pull out your writing folder, whether filled with stories, poems, essays or almost empty, and come write what you want. This class will trigger new writing and will keep you on track and moving toward the finish. Get encouraging feedback from your instructor and classmates. How and where to publish will also be discussed. All levels welcome.

Each student will have time to work on an individual writing project, such as to assemble a collection of poems, essays or stories for publication. A list of magazines and chapbook and book presses will be given.

Tuition: $474.00

If you live in the Appalachian mountain area, ask for 1/2 discount.

Preregister at 1 800 FOLK-SCH

You will be asked to bring a sample of your writing to read to the class as a way of introducing yourself. The class begins on Sunday and ends at noon on Friday.


Each student will have a writing station with computer and printer access. The focus of the class will be on short story, personal essay and poetry. There will be class time and private time for you to write. There will be time to share your writing with others. The class will give a reading for the school at the end of the week.


Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This is a beautiful photo of you. I sure hope you are doing well. I've not called because I didn't want to disturb your resting.

I am amazed at how fabulous ECHOES ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE is! The cover, the prose, the poetry, the comments by Lee Smith, Robert Morgan, and Ron Rash, are terrific. I give credit to our fantastic editor for pulling this all together. Have a great weekend.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks so much, Brenda Kay. I too am amazed by Echoes Across the Blue Ridge. I've re read it as though I had never seen the words before. It will always be one of my favorites because it holds the work of so many writers I know and trust.

Are you going to the publication party in Sylva?

Glenda Beall said...

yes, this is a lovely photo, Nancy. I know you class will be great, also.
I agree with Brenda. You can be very proud of being editor of Echoes Across the Blue Ridge. I think all of us in NCWN West should be proud of the anthology and appreciative of all your hard work.