Tag: women of the smokies

  1. Remote cabin memorializes important Southern artist

    Remote cabin memorializes important Southern artist Pam Yarnell, an avid hiker and a member of Great Smoky Mountains Association, sent me an email in February of this year asking for my help. She wanted to make sure others were able to learn about a significant artist who had a special connection to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “A few years ago, a handful of us were hiking in the Read more...
  2. Opening Doors with Wilma Dykeman, a Voice for All Writers

    Opening Doors with Wilma Dykeman, a Voice for All Writers Becoming a well-established writer is a challenging task for anyone, but it was an even steeper mountain to climb for young females in the 1950s. Wilma Dykeman. Courtesy State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC. Wilma Dykeman was one of these young women. Though publishers found her early works too controversial, she Read more...
  3. Remembering Poet Laureate Ella V. Costner

    Remembering Poet Laureate Ella V. Costner “The world turned in its lathe of time, And the hot sands heaved amain... The neoplasm stirred, while from Above was the WORD And she crept into life again.” —from “Song of Life in the Smokies” Following publication of her book, Barefoot in the Smokies in 1969, Ella V. Costner was named Poet Read more...

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