Showing posts with label JC Walkup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JC Walkup. Show all posts

Saturday, December 17, 2011

We had fun in Sylva, City Lights Books, Coffee with the Poet

We had a great time in Sylva at Coffee with the Poet. Six contributors to Celia Miles' and Nancy Dillingham's Women's Spaces Women's Places read poems, short stories and essays. Kathryn Byer, a contributor to the anthology, hosted the event.  Newton Smith, treasurer for Netwest, was back in the country after a trip to Italy, and present today.
The room was filled with writers, poets and friends of writers. Jennifer McGaha read her piece from the anthology on the subject of running. I was happy to see Martha O'Quinn from Henderson County and JC Walkup, editor and publisher from Canton, NC. JC has the funniest story in this anthology. We laughed out loud as she read about buying bath towels in an upscale shop, one that did not display price tags.

Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham hold copies of their book
I was on the far right side, but cut myself out of photo. My eyes were closed.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photos from the Candy Fund Book Fair

Lots of activity going on at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church on Saturday May 15 where the Candy Fund Scholarship Book Fair was held.
My sister, Gay, manned my table as she scanned a copy of the latest edition of Fresh, published by JC Walkup, Buffy Queen and Penny Morse.
This was the first of the Candy Fund's Book Fairs, but the organization plans to continue next year. As always, the first of anything gives the directors understanding of what must be done for next year's book fair for self-published authors.
My suggestion was to publicize the authors who will be present. I also think an author should be given an opportunity to make a presentation to the visitors about his/her books and how the book came to be written.
We had a great time in Asheville with all the wonderful writers and hope to attend next year. Thanks to Celia Miles for the photos used here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Home from the Fair

I got home tonight from the Book Fair sponsored by the Candy Maier Scholarship Fund. It was fun and I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting friends I'd not met face to face such as Celia Miles and Peggy Millan. Gwendie Camp and Cheryl Dietrich do a great job with the Candy Fund. A couple of years ago I recommended JC Walkup for their board and she and her delightful husband, Bob, were assisting everyone and buying books. JC outbid me for a nice big basket of interesting stuff. Penny Morse, JC's cohort in the publishing of FRESH, the literary magazine, stayed busy as a volunteer for the Candy Fund.



The room was packed with authors from as far north of Asheville as Boone, NC and as far south as Hayesville. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with most of them.



In the coming weeks, I hope to write more about each one. Tonight I am tired and ready for bed, but will have photos to share later.

Come back for more about the writers and poets who gathered to support the Candy Fund and to sell a few books.

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