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Link-N-Blogs: January 24, 2014

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By , January 24, 2014 9:18 am

“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” –Albert Einstein

  1. Amazon’s New Christian Imprint: Amazon is launching Waterfall Press, a new a Christian imprint specializing in faith-based  fiction and non-fiction titles to be published by Brilliance Publishing.
  2. 28 Beautiful Quotes about Libraries: Because everyone should love their library.
  3. The Franz Kafka Video Game: No seriously–it exists, and Flavorwire has looked into it.
  4. Stonepile Anthology Launch: Volume three of this collection of poetry and prose from Southern Appalachian writers will be available next week.
  5. Billy Collins’s Papers Sold to The University Of Texas: The former U.S. poet laureate has sold his papers to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which, according to The New York Times, include “dozens of notebooks containing observations, notes, doodles, clippings and extensive drafts of poems, published and unpublished.

 “The mind can be trained to relieve itself on paper.”–Billy Collins

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Announcing Stonepile Writers’ Anthology Volume 3

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By , January 22, 2014 1:42 pm

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Stonepile Writers’ Anthology to be released Jan. 30, 2014

Volume III of the compilation of poetry and prose will be available to the public beginning Jan. 30. All three volumes are published and distributed through the University Press of North Georgia (UPNG), and reviews can be found on GoodReads.com. Stonepile Writers’ Anthology, Volumes I though III, are collections from writers exclusively of southern Appalachia. Volume III was edited by April Loebick.

“The Stonepile Writers’ Anthology has grown into a regional phenomenon,” said Loebick, “and Volume III is proving to be the best collection yet.”

This latest edition features works from Ann Hite, 2012 Georgia Author of the Year winner and author of Ghost on Black Mountain and The Storycatcher,  and Tim Westover, author of Auraria, a story about the area between Dawson and Lumpkin counties, a mere stone’s throw from the University of North Georgia, that initiated America’s first gold rush. Further, the Anthology includes works from professors, students and staff at UNG.

Rosann Kent, director of The Georgia Appalachian Studies Center, commented that “In Appalachia, place matters. It forms who we are as well as who we are not, the vessel for kindness as well as the cauldron for hatred. Where is your place? And what is your place in that place? Among these poems and short stories, you may just discover that.”

The release party is to be held at the Vickery House, 24 Vickery Drive, Dahlonega, GA, 30533, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 30, and will feature readings as well as refreshments. Books will be for sale for $19.95; UPNG will only accept cash or personal checks. More information about Stonepile Writers’ Anthology and UPNG can be found at upng.org

Stonepile Writer’s Anthology Vol. III
ISBN: 987-0-9882237-5-2

Stonepile Writers’ Anthology: Call for Submissions

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By , April 24, 2013 1:11 pm

We are now accepting submissions for Volume III of the Stonepile Anthology.

The Stonepile Writers is a writing group based in Northeast Georgia, and they would like to invite writers from every corner to submit their previously unpublished works. Send in your best poetry, prose, short stories, essays, short memoirs, creative non-fiction, etc. Please e-mail submissions to upng@northgeorgia.edu for review.

Please include all submissions as an attachment (doc or .docx are preferred, but we will accept pdf, rtx, and odt as well). Identify the type of writing (poetry, short story, etc) in the subject line of the e-mail. Please limit any submission to 4000 words. Each author is limited to submitting 5 poems and/or 2 short-stories/essays. Also, include your mailing address in the e-mail. The University Press of North Georgia retains first use copyright of material submitted. After publication, rights revert back to the author.

DEADLINE is May 3, 2013

Click here to read samples from Volumes I & II

From the Introduction to Volume I:

The Stonepile Writers Group began in Dahlonega, GA in 2007.  It joins disparate talents, interests, and life-experiences, just as their region does. The group includes poets, traditional and free verse, nature-oriented and abstract. It includes fiction writers and memoirists, fantasists and steam-punkers. It includes professional writers and so-called amateurs, people from all walks of life: lawyers, bankers, librarians, engineers, instructors, soldiers, nurses, business developers, students, retirees, and more. These writers all share the creative impulse, commonly and uncommonly inspired by their shared home in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, with its red oaks, waterfalls, mountain laurels, and Cherokee markers.

Alice Sampson, Director of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center, suggested the group’s name: “For several months while in graduate school, I passed Princess Trahlyta’s grave at Stonepile Gap, making my way up the mountain to Woody Gap School…It is also called Stonepile Gap.

“Here one pays respect to her by adding a rock to the Princess’s grave. I see our group as building a place that may be temporary as a pile of rocks, but it is of solid material and composed of individual contributions, plus the name is ‘place-based’.”

Stonepile Gap is the supposed burial site of Trahlyta, who is thought to be a legendary Cherokee Indian princess. Passersby customarily drop a stone on the grave for good luck.

This group’s members individually contribute to their self-, place-, and time-memorials, and are building their own marker on their shared “literary” landscape, reciprocating the deep marks – of joy, sorrow, triumph, and loss – that their landscape and region make on them. They add together poems and stories, like passersby add rocks to Trahlyta’s memorial, thereby building their community’s sense of place just as their community builds these writers’ sense of self.

Learn more about Trahlyta and the Stonepile, which gives the group and anthology it’s name, here.

This anthology is expected to be available for purchase in December 2013.

Call for Submissions!

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By , February 14, 2013 4:02 pm

Call for Submissions

The University Press of North Georgia is now accepting submissions for Volume Three of the Stonepile Writers’ Anthology. The Stonepile Writers is a writing group based in Northeast Georgia, and they would like to invite writers from every corner to submit their previously unpublished works. Send in your best poetry, prose, short stories, essays, short memoirs, creative non-fiction, etc. Please e-mail submissions to upng@northgeorgia.edu for review.

Please include all submissions as an attachment (doc or .docx are preferred, but we will accept pdf, rtx, and odt as well). Identify the type of writing (poetry, short story, etc) in the subject line of the e-mail. Please limit any submission to 4000 words. Each author is limited to submitting 5 poems and/or 2 short stories/essays. Also, include your mailing address in the e-mail. The University Press of North Georgia retains first use copyright of material submitted. After publication, rights revert back to the author.

DEADLINE is May 3, 2013

Please see http://www.upng.org for more on the Stonepile Writers’ Anthologies and read previous submissions.

Free Peak Friday–Stonepile Writer’s Anthology–Gypsy of the Mountain

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By , March 30, 2012 2:27 pm

Gypsy of the Mountain

Carol A. Chester

 

Like a little moonlight.

Like to give a show.

Like a lot of music

In my soul.

Here I go….

Wanderin’, wanderin’

Barefoot dreamer

Fiddlin’ singer

Travelin’ onward as I roam

You can’t catch me

You can’t stop me

But you can

Watch me go.

Dancin’ like lightenin’

Crossin’ those mountains

Singin’ and shoutin’

Puttin’ some rosin

On my bow

Come on….Come on

 

This poem was reprinted from The Stonepile Writers’ Anthology with the Author’s permission.  For information on how to order The Stonepile Writers’ Anthologies, click here.

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