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Crackling Birchwood gave me the title for my book

Love is a Fireplace is a collection of twenty-four stories and vignettes that I’ve been writing for forty years. A c.d. of crackling Birchwood gave me the title for my book, and my sisters helped me set the scene for … Continue reading

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May 4 – Reading at Carmichael’s Bookstore, Frankfort Avenue

Announcement of a reading at Carmichael’s 2720 Frankfort Ave. Thursday, May 4th, 7 pm I am delighted to be reading from my forty year collection of short stories, Love is a Fireplace. The first story, Sorghum, began in my first … Continue reading

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♪G-L-O-R-I-A♪ (Steinem, that is)

Originally posted on Literary Labors (and the Occasional Cheese Dip):
I’m fascinated by how people’s lives either echo or repudiate their parents’ lives… We can repeat our parent’s mistakes or we can bend over backwards not to repeat them and…

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My Spalding MFA World Travels with Katy and Friends

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By Kathleen Driskell Spalding MFA Associate Program Director I’m delighted to be leading our Spalding MFA summer abroad residency in Edinburgh, July 12-24, with Katy Yocom, Associate Program Director, and Ellyn Lichvar, Administrative Assistant. With…

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Where I’m From – Nelson County

Where I’m From by Mary Popham, Nelson County   I am from the knobs of Nelson County, from Catholics, bourbon, corn and tobacco. I am from a country store,  the Monks Road, the Beech Fork River, the old pike, the … Continue reading

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Coming soon from Barbizon Hall Press: Short fiction, Love is a Fireplace

Featuring stories of Rosalee who, while working at her dad’s rural store during the summer of 1952, falls in love with a young red-headed man when he steps down from the Greyhound bus; and of a middle-aged woman named Jenny … Continue reading

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Speed Family Heritage Recipes

Speed Family Heritage Recipes — I love cookbooks! As a member of the Corn Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I am especially proud of the work done by committee to produce Speed Family Heritage Recipes. I … Continue reading

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