Tag: Smokies Life

  1. Award-winning Writer Makes Great Smokies Her Park

    Award-winning Writer Makes Great Smokies Her Park by Frances Figart, Creative Services Director In the spring of 2019, Latria (pronounced La-tray-a) Graham was chosen to be one of the first Steve Kemp writers-in-residence, spending six weeks learning and writing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The residency—funded by Great Smoky Mountains Association and named for its 30-year Read more...
  2. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: David Brill talks about his GSMA title Into the Mist and writing for Smokies Life magazine

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: David Brill talks about his GSMA title Into the Mist and writing for Smokies Life magazine On your way to #OptOutside today, listen to our new podcast episode featuring David Brill, outdoor writer and contributor to GSMA's Smokies Life magazine. Brill is the author of Into the Mist, a collection of real-life stories depicting people caught in extreme situations in the Smokies and their dramatic struggles for survival. Into the Read more...
  3. The Story of the Cades Cove Pumpkin

    The Story of the Cades Cove Pumpkin The following story originally appeared in the fall 2014 issue of Smokies Guide. Back issues of the official Great Smoky Mountains National Park newspaper are available to read online or download at the GSMA Smokies Guide archive. The Story of the Cades Cove Pumpkin The John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove was built in 1821, three Read more...
  4. Finding My Roots with a GSMA Membership

    Finding My Roots with a GSMA Membership By Korrin Bishop I placed a stack of maps and guidebooks on the checkout counter of the Sugarlands Visitor Center bookstore in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “It looks like you’re trying to hike every trail in the park!” exclaimed the woman at the cash register. I nodded. She asked if I was a local. “I am,&rdquo Read more...
  5. New Assassin Bugs Discovered to Exist in the Smokies

    New Assassin Bugs Discovered to Exist in the Smokies By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director Since 1998, nearly 11,000 species have been added to the park’s diversity checklist—and behind each discovery is a unique story. Will Kuhn made one such discovery earlier this year in his office at Discover Life in America (DLiA), which manages the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI Read more...
  6. Illuminating the Magic and Mystery: An Interview with Radim Schreiber, Firefly Photographer

    Illuminating the Magic and Mystery: An Interview with Radim Schreiber, Firefly Photographer   By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director  One of our favorite products that we sell in our GSMA bookstores is Radim Schreiber’s book, Firefly Experience. The coffee-table book has a glowing cover and contains scores of amazing photographs of lighting bugs both in the Smokies and throughout the country. For our latest Read more...
  7. Smokies Life magazine: Where Bears and Humans Converge, Bears Nearly Always Lose

    Smokies Life magazine: Where Bears and Humans Converge, Bears Nearly Always Lose  The following is a teaser for a feature in the current Smokies Life magazine. Point of Conflict Where Bears and Humans Converge, Bears Nearly Always Lose, By David Brill As research clearly demonstrates, many of Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s black bears are moving beyond park boundaries and traveling far greater distances Read more...
  8. Smokies Life magazine: Roosevelt’s “Grand Trip” to the Smokies

    Smokies Life magazine: Roosevelt’s “Grand Trip” to the Smokies The following is a teaser for a feature in the current Smokies Life magazine. Roosevelt’s “Grand Trip” to the Smokies, By Anne Bridges Prologue Many people are aware that President Roosevelt visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940 to dedicate the park. But few realize that this was his second trip to the Read more...
  9. "Learning Is Still Alive and Well at the Little Greenbrier School" in Smokies Life Fall 2020

    Besides supporting Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the many perks of a Great Smoky Mountains Association membership is a subscription to Smokies Life magazine. Below is a sneak preview of one of the features in the upcoming fall issue. Become a member by July 31 in order to receive a copy in the mail. In 1881, Read more...
  10. “Into the Land of Forgetting” by Allison McKittrick in Smokies Life Fall 2020

    “Into the Land of Forgetting” by Allison McKittrick in Smokies Life Fall 2020 Besides supporting Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the many perks of a Great Smoky Mountains Association membership is a subscription to Smokies Life magazine. Below is a sneak preview of one of the features in the upcoming fall issue. Become a member by July 15 in order to receive a copy in the mail. Some of the earliest Read more...

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