Showing posts with label Kathryn Byer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kathryn Byer. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2013

Read Robert S. King's post on three good ways to promote yourself

I often hear from writers and poets that they can't promote themselves. How sad. If they don't do it, who is?

Robert S. King wrote an excellent post on three ways to promote yourself.
Click here.

I am listed in the directory of Poets and Writers. It wasn't difficult to meet the qualifications. Robert tells you how in this article.

I have been remiss in not using You Tube for my readings, etc. Many times I've watched videos of Kathryn Stripling Byer because someone in the audience videoed her reading. Robert would like to see all the Netwest readings videoed and I think I'll look into it for myself. Although I wouldn't want to watch myself, I think it could be good publicity.

Tipper Presley did teach me how to upload a video of deer in the snow outside my window. I'll see if I can remember how to put it in this post.

Robert S. King will be teaching a class at Moss Memorial Library on Saturday, April 20,10 - 1 PM. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Poem by Felicia Mitchell on Kathryn's blog

Another sharing to my readers and friends.

Read this most beautiful and touching poem on Kathryn Byer's blog.

I am happy to know of Felicia Mitchell.  Now I want to read more of her poetry.

What do you think of this poem?

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, November 2, 2011

Paid Vacation? Cut short my pity party

I left my calendar blank this week because I had planned to take Rocky, resident dog at Writers Circle, and head north for a few days of vacation before the weather turns too cold.
But vet bills for Rocky and Tiger changed my plans. I went from plan A to plan B.
I would stay home and I would not make appointments. Leave your days free, I told myself. Use this free time to write, to take those ideas prompted by Maureen's class Saturday and create poetry or essays or short fiction. Work on those projects that have been floating around in your head.
As you know, if you are a writer, a home retreat is impossible. It is especially impossible for me at this time.  For weeks I've been working toward making an office upstairs. The painting has been done. The furniture is in place, but the boxes filled with papers, books, and who knows what else, are piled up against my dining room wall. I am determined not to fill my nice neat office with clutter - at least not right now.
Today I handled paper all day. I'm glad I finally opened all those envelopes from the Insurance companies. My first inclination was to toss them because I thought they were just those Explanation of Benefits showing what doctors had been paid.
But, some of them actually contained checks. Wow! I was paid for opening all those envelopes. That helped end my pity party.
So, my vacation has turned into a working week after all. Still have three more loads of laundry, more boxes to go through, blinds to order for the windows, shopping to do and only when it is late at night do I find the time to write a post for this blog.

I am happy however, to hear that Kathryn Byer is posting a poem of mine on her new site, The Mountain Woman. Hop over there and read it. Let me know what you think.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Book Launch Party for Echoes Across the Blue Ridge

Although I am wiped out from my busy weekend, I can't sleep just yet.

Kathryn Byer and City Lights Books threw a great Book Launch Pary for Echoes Across the Blue Ridge today. A large group of Netwest members, contributors to the anthology, and guests arrived around five o'clock to sign books, to have their books signed, to meet and greet and drink champagne.

I stayed busy most of the time giving out the complimentary copies to members, signing up new members for NCWN, and helping our contributors purchase extra books. City Lights Books, (Chris) was most helpful by running the member discounted books through his store. That saved me from having to figure sales tax and handle change. I was relieved because I was not prepared to do that.

Everyone seemed to have a great time. Spring Street Cafe served a nice spread and kept the platters filled and the glasses full. I fully recommend that restaurant. I had dinner there Saturday night and ate the most wonderful pasta dish with shrimp, artichokes, black olives, and a scrumptious olive oil and wine sauce. I cleaned my plate except for the olives, which I'm not too fond of in anything. That sauce was to die for and I understand they use it in other pasta dishes on the menu.

My hat is off to Kay Byer. She is program coordinator for NCWN West and handled this big party like a pro. Thanks, Kay.