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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
yesterday
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…"
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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
Thursday
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Harnees Racing ( Poem )

Harness Racing ( Poem )Horses pull a two wheeled cart If it breaks you will departPlace a bet before it starts Good wager wins if played smartRiders ready at the gate Fans no longer have to waitAthlete sport with high speed Is a skill you surely needAt times a horse can fall down Sad to see that come aroundLast turn has crowd in a roar We wait to hear close end scoreIf your looking to explore My playlist has so much more…See More
Sep 21
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at The MACA building

October 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 1pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) booth at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 11. Julia will sign her books from 9:30-1 p.m. The MACA booth is located outside the MACA building at 50 South Main Street, Marion.See More
Sep 17
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West End Poetry and Prose Reading series at West End Bakery

September 13, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us at West End Bakery for our 1st FREE Fall reading of 2014. This will be a marvelous family-friendly evening of prose, poetry, and storytelling featuring your favorite local Asheville writers. The lineup includes:  Tom Chalmers  Caleb Beissert  Beth Keefauver  Kim Winter…See More
Sep 13
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The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith

Wounded hearts, changed minds in 18th century Beaufortby Rob Neufeldpublished in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 14, 2014             As a symbol of hope—or hopelessness—or accommodation (it depends on the story line), there’s nothing like the intelligent woman marooned on a patriarchal, slave-owning Southern…See More
Sep 12
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Sharyn McCrumb's Novel "Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past" at Belk Library, Appalachian State University, Boone NC

October 6, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
 Scripture cake, book signings, and the real Nora Bonesteel herself. On Oct. 6, ASU in Boone is hosting the book launch for "Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past" (Abingdon, Oct., 2014) with a program of storytelling, featuring author Sharyn McCrumb and storyteller Charlotte Ross, the inspiration for the character of Nora.See More
Sep 10
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Sep 9
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What will make you go to a history museum?

What attracts you to history museums?I've posted three history exhibits that are currently up in the area--one on the hillbilly stereotype; one of photographs of child labor; and one on African-American education in the area (see news)--and it made me wonder:What would make you go see an exhibit in a history museum?This information would be of GREAT HELP to curators.Here…See More
Sep 9
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Weekly Story Time at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 13, 2014 from 11am to 11:30am
Free weekly story time for ages 3 to 7 (or thereabouts) every Saturday morning 11-11:30amSee More
Sep 6

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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 September. 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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Welcome readers...

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Features

Riviere-Seel's intimacy

Pat Riviere-Seel's new book of poems, "Nothing Below but Air," is reviewed.  Also, see feature on Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Sept. 5-6, Burnsville--28 authors and other notables! Read.

War vet bird artist

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

Black Mountain College art

See show of the work of the late Dan Rice, Sept. 5; hear talks about his connection to Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.  Learn more.

Bobby Hicks

The Thomas Wolfe House  features mountain music w/ living legend and other pickers, Sept. 13.  Learn 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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Writers on the Rock

10 authors grace Chimney Rock's 1st Writers on the Rock gathering, Sept. 7.  Read more.

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.

Black Mountain time skip

Jerry Pope sends a hapless groom 2/3 of a century back in time in Black Mountain.  Read more.

 

   Region and world items

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Community and Local History

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.

Innocence Project, dateline 1808

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

See more Community and Local History features.

Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Bookapalooza hosts Erika Marks (left), Christy Edwards, and Kim Boykin, Fountainhead Bookstore, Sept. 27.

Roy Owenby (right) reads from "Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage," Macon Co. Library, Oct. 2.

Eden Glenn, Cheri Clifton, and Leanna           Sain read from their romance novels, Blue                                            Ridge Books, Oct. 4.

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Blog Posts

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

Discussing JHATOR at UCC in Norwell, MA

Posted by Christine Lajewski on August 17, 2014 at 5:35pm

Wishing Witch

Posted by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 11, 2014 at 5:09pm

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