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Chris Goldman posted a blog post

Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
15 hours ago
Chris Goldman posted an event

Ministry & Mission Conference Featuring Author Becca Stevens at First Baptist Church, Asheville

May 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
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Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
Apr 14
Sue Diehl posted an event

MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
Apr 14
Rose Senehi posted events
Apr 11
Jerald Pope posted an event

It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
Apr 9
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

Asheville Wordfest 2014(Photo top right, Laurey Masterton from Asheville Chamber of Commerce; 2nd photo, Laura Hope-Gill from www.thehealingseed.com) A webpage in progress!Asheville Wordfest, an annual…See More
Apr 8
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
Apr 7

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Pale Ale Master 1 of many @ Fest

Ken Grossman, author of Beyond the Pale, is a keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest, which runs Apr. 25-6. Over 40 authors offer talks, workshops, opportunities..

Click on photo to know who & what.

Asheville Wordfest May 2-4

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (photo by Dustin Parsons) is one of many enthralling poets, writers, and performers at this year's event at Lenoir-Rhyne's Asheville campus.

Click on photo to see easy-to-use guide to programs..

Dancing on Rocks, new Chimney Rock novel

Rose Senehi's latest Blue Ridge novel focus on family, history, and intrigue in the touristed town of Chimney Rock. Book launch is at Esmerelda Inn, Apr. 16; other events elsewhere in May.

Click on photo to learn about book & events.

Four springtime lit fests

Cassandra King, pictured left, is at Blue Ridge Bookfest; see also about WCU Spring Literary Festival; N.C. Literary Festival; and Wordfest. Click on photo for feature.

Ralph Burns retrospective

Asheville photographer Ralph Burns opens his show at the Asheville Art Museum, Mar. 29. Photo to left is Festividad de Nuestra de Guadalupe #1.

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Bobby Norfolk pitches first stories

Award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk kicks off Stories on Asheville's Front Porch, June 28

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Historic photo

Carl Sandburg and grandchildren, 1959. Read background story, see larger image.

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Who's Reading What in WNC?

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

New books from WNC

See about new books by WNC authors, including Wish, a novel by Leanna Sain, who's at Blue Ridge Books, Mar. 22.

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Welcome readers...

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

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Features

Bulgarian authors bring renaissance

With support from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, Virginia Zaharieva and Albena Stambolova have published startling novels. Read more.

Morgan's people, next generation 

Robert Morgan takes the Richards family and their community to Green River and through the Depression and WWII.  Read review. 

Historic stickball game

In 1972, the "Huns"--a UNCA fraternity composed of Vietnam War vets--challenged the Cherokees from Big Cove.  Read what ensued.

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Asheville Wordfest, May 2-4

The Wordfest begins with a tribute to Laurey Masterton; and continues with a stunning array of poets, prose-writers, and musicians. Learn more.

Fiddler's story

Eva Wike's latest book is a celebration of her uncle and a history story about the fiddle in mountain life.

Read about it.

Black Mountain to Japan

Born 1916 in Black Mountain, Evelyn Cordell built a career that took her to Japan in 1945, managing the war crimes trials office; and meeting her husband, Dr. Bruno Romeo.  Read story.

 

          Click above link for:

  • Patrick Bahls, UNCA math professor, presents poetry
  • National Book Critics Circle Award-winners
  • Arthur C. Clarke sci-fi finalists

Community and Local History

Innocence Project, dateline 1808

Henry West went to the scaffold, was saved last minute, and was later exonerated.  Read Asheville history story

Pattons of Asheville

New documents, donated to Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society reveal fascinating stories about pioneer families.  Read story.

Cherokee history

New book of old documents, brilliantly organized, provide insights.  Read feature story about Cherokee society. 

See more Community and Local History features.

Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Michael Beadle (left) performs and reads his poetry, Canton Branch Library, Apr. 28.

Kim Church presents her debut novel, "Byrd," Malaprop's, Apr. 30.

Rose Senehi (right) presents "Dancing on Rocks," Malaprop's and the Fountainhead Bookstore, May 2 & 3.

AND MORE.

Blog Posts

Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

Posted by Chris Goldman on April 23, 2014 at 3:16pm

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Posted by William Roy Pipes on April 22, 2014 at 12:14pm

Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Posted by Rob Neufeld on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm

Four Novels Are Now Available

Posted by William Roy Pipes on April 7, 2014 at 7:46am

Brain Injury Recovery

Posted by Bill Ramsey on April 7, 2014 at 7:21am

It's About Time...

Posted by RhondaKay Brigman on April 1, 2014 at 1:38pm

Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on March 28, 2014 at 10:56pm

Young LIons Award--Authors Younger Than 36

Posted by Rob Neufeld on March 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Conversation with a Doe

Posted by Christine Lajewski on March 22, 2014 at 11:39am

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