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LIVE at White Rock Hall

In 2007, Denise Petrey and her husband, Keith Flynn, purchased the White Rock Presbyterian Church. Built in 1909, the church needed to be moved from the flood plain where it had sat for almost a century. Two years later, a “large truck” and two bulldozers moved the church down the road, the church was re-christened […]

Black Mountain College Explores Connecton Between Art and Environment

On Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm, The Black Mountain Museum & Arts Center in Asheville will host a creative “happening” to celebrate the release of Far from the Centers of Ambition, a two-volume collection of writing and art published by Lenoir-Rhyne University. This project grew out of the 2008 “Spirit of Black Mountain College” celebration, […]

Ron Rash on Doc Watson

A while back, the North Carolina Arts Council taped  author Ron Rash talking about Blue Ridge music in literature—including Deep Gap native and flat-picker Doc Watson, who passed away last week at the age of 89. Here are the links: Ron Rash on Growing Up with Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs and Traditional Music Ron Rash […]

SERENA Coming to the Big Screen

Asheville’s Mountain Xpress reports that Ron Rash’s bestselling novel, Serena, is being made into a movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. “Rash’s Depression-era novel tells the story of a timber baron, George Pemberton, and his ruthless wife, Serena, who move to Western North Carolina to create a business empire. When Serena finds out she […]

Author Ron Rash Recipient of North Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor

From the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Ron Rash is on the faculty of Western Carolina University and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers…. RALEIGH – A group of distinguished North Carolinians will receive the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor the state bestows, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, […]

New Novello Collection

Our good friends at Novello Festival Press (which is, according to the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, “on hiatus” due to budget cuts) have given us one more gift before NFP departs. Their new collection Topograph: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond includes work by several Network members and friends, […]

More on Ron Rash

This article from the Asheville Citizen-Times tells more about Ron Rash and his winning of the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. It also points out that of the six finalists for this international award, two live in North Carolina: Rash and Chatham County’s Belle Boggs.  The Writingest State, indeed.

So much good stuff, I don’t know where to begin . . .

I’ve found, or been sent, so many good links and other tidbits of interest to writers, I hardly know where to start. Let’s begin with an interview with Ron Rash, the keynote speaker at the 2008 Fall Conference and author of the new novel Serena, from today’s Shelf Awareness: Book Brahmins: Ron Rash Ron Rash […]

Ron Rash’s Serena

As some of you know, Ron Rash will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 Fall Conference, Nov. 14-16. His new book, Serena, has been called a masterpiece by Pat Conroy and others. The Independent Weekly recently reviewed Serena and said this: “Serena is that rare breed of book that is both tightly plotted and […]