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‘You Don’t Know What Is In You ‘Til You Try’

Gail Godwin spent formative years of her childhood in Western North Carolina. A keynote speaker at the 2018 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, she was kind enough to share some thoughts on her upbringing and childhood.

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I love it when I can reach for the flannel and fleece, stock up on coffee and pumpkin beer, gather wood for a fire, and make sure I have a book of ghost stories to cozy up with on the long, dark nights. Read more

Good Reads

The Rose Glen Literary Festival is an annual event held the last Saturday in February that features presentations, a panel discussion and a writing workshop as well as a luncheon and keynote speaker. Read more

Good Reads

Travels with Foxfire: Stories of People, Passions and Practices from Southern Appalachia, continues the tradition with comfortable, conversational vignettes from rural Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. Read more

Good Reads

In her 2014 Annaliese From Off, novelist and journalist Lindy Keane Carter introduced readers to Annaliese Stregal, a young wife and mother who follows her husband away from a comfortable life in Louisville, Kentucky, to the hills of North Georgia. Read more

Good Reads

A circle provides great symbolism for the town of Ellijay, Georgia. It’s located in the middle of incredible natural beauty and surrounded by miles of trails, wilderness areas, lakes, streams, waterfalls and even reports of Bigfoot sightings. Read more

Mountain Explorer

Numerous versions of the story exist, but they all seem to possess a common thread. That a mother, perhaps named Molly, and a child escaped Indian captivity and when other settlers found them, the child proclaimed in a feeble voice, “Hungry, Mother.” Read more

Mountain Explorer

Author and herbalist Maia Toll suggested we meet at Dobra Tea on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. As I stepped inside, my frantic disposition eased in response to the delicious smell of leaves and the quiet ambiance that embodies such a place. Read more

Mountain Explorer