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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Tribute to Ashley

One of my closest friends, Rachelle, lost her daughter to a canoeing accident on a frigid November night in 2005.  I wrote a poem as a tribute to Ashley, which was later published in Deep Waters, the Tall Grass Writers' Guild 2012 anthology.  As we approach the 9th anniversary of the loss of this lovely young woman, I have posted the poem in my blog at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.com I think any "likes" would be appreciated by Rachelle.  Thank you for reading it.See More
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West End Poetry and Prose reading series: November edition at West End Bakery

November 22, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for the 3rd in the West End reading series. This month we have 5 wonderful local authors. This is a marvelous Free family-friendly evening of prose, poetry, and storytelling featuring some of your favorite local Asheville writers. November's lineup includes:Allan Wolf Katey Schultz Matthew Olzmann Melissa Crowe Alli Marshallhosted by Lockie HunterSee More
Nov 20
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Ellison's new look at Kephart in Our Southern Highlanders, 3d edition

Ellison retells Kephart and broadens a legacyby Rob Neufeld             One of the most influential people in our region’s history—Horace Kephart, the controversial and fascinating genius of the Great Smokies—has warranted a new consideration by George Ellison, a long-time scholar of Kephart’s life and…See More
Nov 18
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Nov 15
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December ROYAL Book Club: Sabriel at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

December 7, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
ROYAL is Spellbound’s monthly book club for adult Readers of Young Adult Literature. We meet the first Sunday of each month at 4:00PM. Anyone over 18 is welcome, no RSVP necessary. Book club selections are always 20% off until the day of the meeting.See More
Nov 15
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Tangible Evidence of Jesus at City Lights Bookstore

December 7, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will present her book Tangible Evidence of Jesus on Sunday, December 7th at 2 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Tangible Evidence of Jesus was written after the Joyce plodded through much archaeological evidence and academic research. It is intended to be a bridge between scholarly researchers and most of the rest of us. It also was written for those who would like proof of Jesus beyond what is written in Christian Bibles. The writing style deliberately is condensed and to…See More
Nov 15
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Nov 13
Renea Winchester is attending City Lights Bookstore's event
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The Charm of a Simple Country Farm at City Lights Bookstore

November 15, 2014 from 3pm to 4:30pm
On Saturday, November 15th at 3 p.m. Renea Winchester will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her new book, Farming Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches. Decades before the Farm-to-Table and Sustainable Living movement, Billy Albertson started tending a little strip of land just off Hardscrabble Road in what was then rural Roswell, Georgia. The second book in the Farmer Billy series, Farming transports readers to a simpler time, when roadside vegetable stands were common, friends gathered…See More
Nov 13
Renea Winchester posted an event

Author Reading/Book Signing at Great Expectations at Great Expectations Books

November 14, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Award-winning author, Renea Winchester will read from her latest book titled: Farming, Friends & Friend Bologna Sandwiches (Mercer University Press, October, 2014). The author will also give away seeds courtesy of Botanical Interests Seed CompanySee More
Nov 13
Jerald Pope posted an event

David LaMotte reads from his new book at Monte Vista Hotel

November 20, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
The Black Mountain Authors Guild presents David LaMotte, a true Black Mountain treasure, signing and reading from his new book, Worldchanging 101, at six o’clock this Thursday, at The Monte Vista Hotel. LaMotte has been a fixture on the local music scene since the early nineties, performing over 2500 concerts nationally and internationally. He has released eleven albums, won international songwriting awards, and earned accolades from the Boston Globe, Washington Times, Soundcheck Magazine…See More
Nov 11
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Nov 5
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a video

Creative Christmas Tree Videos

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor) Share my three youtube channels with family and friend for hours of viewin...
Nov 4
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Nov 2
Spellbound posted events
Nov 2
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Oct 31
Bill Ramsey posted an event

7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest at Blue Ridge Community College

April 24, 2015 at 1pm to April 25, 2015 at 3pm
Authors interested in being considered for the April 24, 25 2015 event at BRCC should visit www.blueridgebookfest.org soon. Click on the author tab on the home page. Complete the application and submit it by e-mail shown there. While there please sign up for our emailed newsletter.This year we will offer free workshops on Friday afternoon for authors and writer panels ( first time) on Saturday. See More
Oct 30

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

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Features

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.

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.

 

 

Era of party spirits

Capt. Hoyt came to Candler in 1885, threw parties, and now, Honey Hill Inn and Engadine Cabins feels his spirit.  The photo is his daughter's "selfie."  Read more.

See All Hallows ghost walk

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.

See more Community and Local History features.

Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Fountainhead Bookstore hosts local authors Jeremy B. Jones (left) and Susan Snowden (right), and others, Nov. 29.

The Asheville Bookfest features 20+ local authors, panel discussions, and more, Haywood Park Hotel, Dec. 6.

6 local authors sign their books,                                                   Malaprop's, Dec. 6.

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Blog Posts

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

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

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