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Seven new books, Oct. 2014, leading with McCrumb's latest

Sharyn McCrumb’s new book tour; and other productionsby Rob Neufeld Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past by Sharyn McCrumb (Abingdon Press hardcover, Oct. 7, 2014, 160 pages, $18.99)            I didn’t receive a review copy, but I can say McCrumb is always a delight and a deliverance.  McCrumb’s new holiday…See More
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Spellbound posted events
Oct 15
Jerald Pope posted an event

Black Mountain Authors Get Hungry at Monte Visa Hotel

October 16, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
The Third Thursday reading this month will feature stories and poems about food. As you might imagine, a whole hungry cadre of writers stepped up to the plate to read. The feast will take place at the Monte Vista Hotel this Thursday, which also just happens to be Fried Chicken day at the Hotel. Yum! Here’s what’s on the menu: Jeff Hutchins moved to Black Mountain in 2008. In his prior life, Jeff helped develop the technology of closed captioning, which is used to make television programming…See More
Oct 15
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Cherokee pottery survey Oct 17

Cherokee Museum Presents Cherokee Pottery on International Archaeology Dayfrom press release            The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will present “Cherokee Pottery: Three Thousand Years of Cherokee Science and Art” on Friday October 17 at 2 pm.  This talk is part of International Archaeology Day, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.  It is open to the public free of charge, and is suitable for all ages.             “We are glad to be participating in International…See More
Oct 14
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Conversation with George Ella Lyon

Getting deep with east Kentucky author George Ella Lyonby Rob Neufeld             George Ella Lyon is a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, and plays for all ages; and has emerged from her east Kentucky upbringing with many things to tell the world about Appalachian virtues, including neighborliness, woodland spirit,…See More
Oct 14
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Oct 14
City Lights Bookstore posted an event
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A Look at Climate Change and Mass Extinction at City Lights Bookstore

October 17, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Charles Dayton and Sara Evans will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion on climate change and mass extinction. Evans will review The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, a book about the increase in mass extinctions and the impending ecological collapse caused by man’s disharmony with the natural world. Dayton will speak and present slides about the impact of climate change on the ocean’s ecology, which is also discussed in The Sixth…See More
Oct 11
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Book discussions in WNC, October 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, OCTOBER 2014Wednesday, October 1AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “Mozart and the Whale” by Jerry and Mary Newport at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 254-6734.MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “Winesburg,…See More
Oct 8
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Oct 6
James D. Loy posted a blog post

"Loy's Loonies," a new series of zany books

Hi folks:     I am pleased to announce the publication of the second book in my series "Loy's Loonies."  This one is entitled Uncle Moe and the Martha's Vineyard Frackers and here's the cover blurb.     Moe Thibault is a lovable octogenarian who sometimes thinks he’s Jacques Clouseau and who’s convinced he once had an identical twin. While living out his widower’s retirement in upstate New York, Moe is sent an obituary from Martha’s Vineyard with a photo of his apparent Doppelganger, a man…See More
Oct 2
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Juniper Bends and Topside Press present: Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads at The Crow & Quill

October 8, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
This fall the best new transgender fiction is going on a road trip! Topside Press authors Casey Plett (author of A Safe Girl To Love) and Sybil Lamb (author of I’ve Got A Time Bomb) will be crisscrossing Canada and the United-States. Asheville is hosting these Topside authors with the help of Juniper Bends Reading Series, and The Crow & Quill. Join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 8 pm to hear the work of these two …See More
Sep 29
Randolph Wilson replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Place-names salute us in a revised gazetteer
"I was born on Bill's Creek...the son of Roland and Jeanette Frady Wilson. I spent my first 18 years on the old Frady farm on Bill's Creek. We lived with my Grandfather and Grandmother....Dewey Frady and Diza Hall Frady. I remember…"
Sep 29
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Sep 27
Sue Diehl posted an event

Rose Senehi with Montreat College Friends of the Library at Bell Library at Montreat College

November 2, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Rose Senehi, author of Dancing on Rocks, will discuss her most recent novel in the Blue Ridge Mountain series on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m in Montreat College Bell Library.  Public is invited. Refreshments will be served.See More
Sep 25
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A contemporary tour of Asheville 1916

Walk through Asheville, spring 1916by Rob Neufeld                       You will be impressed by how clean the streets are.  It wasn’t that way twenty years earlier, when Patton Ave. got muddy in wet weather; horses had to be swept after; and women feared going downtown because their long skirts…See More
Sep 23
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )Turn of the century Vintage Stamps Traceable history make value enhancePrices get higher as the years go by Dream of finding one valued so highExtremely fine with the perfect gum Designer flaws bring high premiumFamous from error illustration Collection of art inspirationWe are crazy for detailed graphics Finding rare depends on the marketsUnused are the old collectibles Their worth can be unbelievableView history with a new focus My playlist is something to…See More
Sep 23

Top promos

Sharyn McCrumb advent

October, Sharyn McCrumb reveals new ballad novel that plumbs mountain tradition in unsuspected ways. (See trailer.) She's at Belk Library, ASU, Oct. 6, with Charlotte Ross, inspiration for Nora Bonesteel.

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Cats consume Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is at three locations with new book of poems in which cats command attention

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Former slaves recall slavery

Asheville, 1937: four former slaves recall a past that hurts. Click on photo for more info.

Historic photo

What kind of kid grew up to build the Jackson Building? Read background story, see larger image.

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Great Smokies Review

New issue of Great Smokies Review features Caralyn Davis, David Schulman, Cathy Argella, Tina Barr & others..

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Grant for Sandburg

The National Park Foundation gives grant to Sandburg site for Active Trails program

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Who's Reading What in WNC?

See what book discussion groups in the region are gathering to talk about in October. Click on the image to learn more.

New books from WNC

See about new books by WNC authors, including Bearwallow by Jeremy Jones; Firehammer by Ric Hunter; and Stones of Remembrance by 7 authors.

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Features

Hall Bruce, machine-keeper

Growing up on a Madison County farm, Hall Bruce came to be a premiere collector of tobacco, blacksmithing, and other machinery.  Read his story.  (Photo by Henry Neufeld)

George Ella Lyon

The Kentucky author talks about her life, work, and causes.  Read the interview.

War vet bird artist

Michael Francis Reagan creates a fiction that stems from WNC mountains and contributes to war veterans' expressive efforts.  Read review.

Clear-cutting Year One

What year did the clear-cutting of our forests begin?  What myths have been spread about mountain people?  Read the logging story.

 

 

Scandalization of the News

All the Truth is Out, Matt Bai's new book about Gary Hart's downfall in 1987 via a sex scandal, is of great significance: it shows how good journalism went bad, and our society with it.  Read more.

Lumbermen in WNC

The lumber tycoons who logged WNC woods around 1900 were giants in the capitalist mode; and the temporary crews they hired were rough.  Read story.

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Community and Local History

Cherokee pottery survey by experts

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian presents “Cherokee Pottery: Three Thousand Years of Cherokee Science and Art,” Fri., Oct. 17, 2 pm. Read more.

McKinney family legacy of joy

Through several generations in Mitchell County, the McKinneys have passed on a legacy.  Read story.  

Hogs on our mind

Story about how hogs shaped WNC culture refers to John Weaver, Robert Morgan, & Tipper Pressley.

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Book and author features

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Randy Russell (left) reads from "The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South," Blue Ridge Books, Oct. 26; City Lights Bookstore, Oct. 29.

Jake Bible (right) presents "Little Dead Man," Malaprop's, Oct. 30.

Heather Newton holds a writing seminar on                                        legal issues for writers, Karpen Hall at UNC:A, Nov. 1. $25.

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Blog Posts

Cherokee pottery survey Oct 17

Posted by Rob Neufeld on October 14, 2014 at 5:11pm

"Loy's Loonies," a new series of zany books

Posted by James D. Loy on October 2, 2014 at 2:52pm

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on September 23, 2014 at 4:08pm

Harnees Racing ( Poem )

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on September 21, 2014 at 6:53am

What will make you go to a history museum?

Posted by Rob Neufeld on September 9, 2014 at 2:30am

Kids Love For Animals

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 26, 2014 at 4:13pm

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 25, 2014 at 7:56am

Tractor Pulls

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 23, 2014 at 7:52am

Woodsmen Day

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 21, 2014 at 8:33am

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