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Valerie Nieman posted a blog post

Mountain Words, Mountain Music

Appalachian poet, musician, and raconteur Kirk Judd has a new book and CD package out, "My People Was Music." I thought I'd share part of a Goodreads review I did of the book - I think members of The Read would enjoy this.There is no gussying-up here. This is the plain hard rock undergirding Appalachia. This is the sound of water rushing, the clawhammer banjo sound, the crack of a wedge as it splits that cross-grained stump of oak. Kirk Judd has been making poems for a long time, but like a…See More
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Valerie Nieman at City Lights at City Lights Books

July 16, 2015 from 10:30am to 12pm
Coffee With the Poet - Valerie Nieman will read from and discuss her new poetry collection, "Hotel Worthy," poems of love, loss, and survival. See More
Friday
Gary Carter posted a blog post

New Story Published by Deep South Magazine: "Nothing But A House"

It's always an honor to have a new story selected and published, this time by Deep South Magazine -- which I recommend for its coverage of all things Southern and, in particular, its attention to Southern literary voices.Read the story here: "Nothing But A House" by Gary CarterComments are always welcome. Deep South Magazine actually has a unique comment section following each story.See More
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Rob Neufeld posted discussions
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason

Asheville thriller writer Mason broods with the bestby Rob Neufeld             “Everything you need for measuring a person,” Dee Vess, the heroine and narrator of Jamie Mason’s novel, “Monday’s Lie,” reflects, “can be found in the nature of what he chooses to hide from everyone else.”            It’s a sign of how…See More
Mar 18
Lockie Hunter posted an event
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West End Poetry and Prose Reading Series March Reading at West End Bakery

March 14, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We are back for a new Spring session of our Poetry and Prose Reading Series! We hope you are able to join us again Saturday, March 14th, 7pm at the West End Bakery for a wonderful Free family-friendly evening of prose, poetry and storytelling from a group of fabulous local writers.This month we will be featuring: Tommy HaysCaroline Wilson Dalton Dayand Leah ShapiroHosted by Lockie Hunter and our friends at the West End Bakery Cathy Cleary and Krista Stearns.See More
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William Forstchen discussing his Pillar to the Sky at Bell Library at Montreat College

March 24, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Dr. William Forstchen will be the guest author at the Montreat Community Book Club on March 24, 2015 at Bell Library, Montreat College at 3:00.  He will be discussing his novel Pillar to Sky Public is invited.See More
Mar 10
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Asheville Poetry Review 20th Anniversary Anthology--and event

Asheville Poetry Review produces 20-year anthologyby Rob Neufeld             The two most remarkable things about the Asheville Poetry Review have been its diversity and quality.  Yes, Asheville, you’ve got a poetry journal of special note here.            Now, 20 years after its locally born…See More
Mar 8
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Carolina McMullen Reading & Signing at City Lights Bookstore

March 14, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Carolina McMullen will read from her new novel Vicenta de Paul on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. As the first novel of her Not Here to Stay series, Vicenta de Paul tells of a baby who is abandoned by her young mother at an orphanage in Rota, Spain in 1914.  She is later adopted by a wealthy couple and raised in the peaceful coastal area of Rota, away from the busy city. Everything seems fine until her mother begins to suffer from depression.  Vicenta pulls through…See More
Mar 7

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Jamie Mason's deep thriller

Asheville author Jamie Mason's new novel, Monday's Lie has many levels and much wit.

Click on photo to read review. 

Big wave to save Saluda depot

Saluda train depot, built 1903, at the crest of the steepest mainline standard gauge railroad in the U.S. is getting saving attention.

Click on photo to see review..

Former slaves recall slavery

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

Historic photo

Henry Westall, an exhibition aerialist, went from Bairds Bottom to Morganton, 1919. Read background story, see larger image.

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Rebel Bushwhacker

Read about Wally Avett's new novel, Rebel Bushwhacker, and his March 27 Murphy appearance..

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13th Annual Spring Literary Festival @ WCU

The Festival, Apr. 13-16, features authors Andre Dubus III, Tracy K. Smith, Rebecca McClanahan, and more.

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Blue Ridge Bookfest

The 7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest is Apr. 24 & 25th at Blue Ridge Community College. Authors include Joe Galloway and Jamie Mason (see review of latest)

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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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Welcome readers...

Welcome readers to your world--your place, programs, and website--with a sponsored feature in this spot.

Reach a large audience. See how.

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 features

 

Features

APR anniversary anthology

The best of the best of the Asheville Poetry Review, a journal of international repute, graces a hefty anthology, and celebrates its 20th anniversary, 1994-2014.  Read about book.

World Made Straight film

You read the Ron Rash novel, now there's a movie.   Read about how one became the other.

Notable Women

Jack Prather launches is book, Six Notable Women of N.C, March 28, with notable guests Jennifer Pharr Davis (pictured) and Kathryn Stripling Byer.  Read about it.

Integration on gridiron

Integration at Asheville High School in 1969 may have best realized on the football field. Read about it.

See All Hallows ghost walk

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.

Music legacy, Spruce Pine

There may be more music per household in the North Toe Valley than anywhere.  Read about Sunny Brook, the Carolina Barn Dance, and key figures.

Photo of Barn Dance legend O.D. Calhoun on 105th birthday.

Ellison on Kephart, 3.0

In the 3rd expanded edition of Our Southern Hjghlanders, George Ellison has written a 60-page intro that brings new insight to the legacy.  Read more.

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Community and Local History

Working Class history

Read about the working class history of the region; and about Dr. David Whisnant's talk on the subject, Thurs., Mar 26, at the Mars Hill College.

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.

See more Community and Local History features.

Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Joseph Bathanti  (right) reads from his works, City Lights Bookstore, Apr.1.

Ann B. Ross (left) presents "Miss Julia Lays Down the Law," Fountainhead Bookstore,
Apr. 7.

Jay Leutze presents "Stand Up That Mountain," Caldwell CC Watauga Campus in Boone, Apr. 8.

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Blog Posts

Mountain Words, Mountain Music

Posted by Valerie Nieman on March 27, 2015 at 6:42am

Tribute to Ashley

Posted by Christine Lajewski on November 22, 2014 at 9:43am

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

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