FEATURED WORK “Be Nobody’s Darlin’ : Womanism as an Early Response to Racism within Feminism,and Sexism within the Civil Rights Movement
By Freesia McKee – Warren Wilson College 2009
Author’s Statement: I got my start in activism back in my hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1. From womanish. (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e., frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “You acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered “good” for one. Interested in grown-up doings. Acting grown up. Being grown up. Interchangeable with another black folk expression: “You trying to be grown.” Responsible. In charge. Serious.
Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-
When I opened the doors of Malaprop’s thirty years ago on June 1, 1982, the first people who walked in the door were a threesome–Marnie, Sandi, and Gretchen. My first customer was a gentleman. We talked for a while and he purchased the Selected Works of Herman Melville, the Random House edition.
BLOG from the Representation Project with Jennifer Seibel Newsome
As the news about Junot Díaz spread across the twittersphere Friday morning, I was disappointed but not surprised. How could I be? I’ve known, on some level, about this abhorrent behavior since I first picked up The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao as a senior in high school.
“If you are a writer in want of dynamite material, it really helps if you grew up in a white bread Midwestern suburb and were taught by nuns (“Each night I pray one Hail Mary for good grades, one for a vocation, and one for miniature golf”), and as a young adult found yourself embedded in a refugee community, trapped in the middle of the culture wars.
Transforming Hate Author Event at Firestorm Books & Coffee
Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm
610 Haywood Rd, West Asheville, 28806
Join Asheville resident, Clarissa Sligh, for a reading of her most recent book, Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book.
CULLOWHEE—In 2013, we held the Squire Summer Writing Residency at Western Carolina University, where Kathryn Stripling Byer taught for so many years, and she led the poetry workshop at the Residency that weekend.
WCU was a welcoming host and venue, with one exception: in the building where we slept and took our classes, the air conditioning was stuck on overdrive, and we were freezing.
And then, after our first lunch together, Kay disappeared.
You may have heard the news about Google’s launch of their eBooks program.
Google eBooks is partnering with the American Booksellers Association so indie bookstores can provide an easy way for their customers to discover, read, and buy hundreds of thousands of e-books at competitive prices.
Book title: These Trees
Photography and Poetry
Editor and Photographer: Ruthie Rosauer
Publisher: Rose River Press Publication date: June 2017 Number of pages: 176 Price: $25
Write Here. Write Now.
Through our Literary Calendar, we look forward to coordinating with regional writers and writers’ organizations so that writers in our community know about all of the wonderful events and opportunities available to them.
Publisher’s Weekly – February 26, 2018 – starred review
In this courageous, personal book, Peters, a Presbyterian minister and religious studies professor at Elon University, argues that abortion is used to shame women, control their bodies, and manipulate their choices.
It’s long overdue, but Dewey (get it?) have news for you! You’re going to want to check out the new Buncombe County Public Library website.
Alida Woods’ voice brims with sincerity and directness, freshness and accessibility in straightforward, unstinting, close-to-the-bone language that conveys clear emotion, like the flow of water. Her emotions spill over the page, and her poems always come across for the reader.
–Tina Barr, The Gathering Eye, Kaleidescope
PHOTO SHOOT, the second novel in a Channey Moran series of environmentally conscious thrillers by Jon Michael Riley
Western North Carolina resident Jon Michael Riley, author of fiction novels based on actual major events in recent history, has released the second book in his Channey Moran action/thriller series. Photo Shoot brings the reader face to face with Somali pirates during the kidnapping of a group of American tourists. Propelled into a gripping evaluation of his life, Channey must survive a rescue mission headed by the notorious Roy Roy while deciding to what lengths he will go to help people he doesn’t even know.
Lisa Unger Baskin Collection – Duke University Libraries “The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden.”
The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection arrived at Rubenstein Library in April 2015. Carefully assembled over forty-five years by noted bibliophile, activist, and collector Lisa Unger Baskin, the collection is a transformative body of material documenting women at work. In Baskin’s own words,
“The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden.”
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