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A Shelter of Others by Charles Dodd White

Mountain writer expresses a cry for countryby Rob Neufeld             There’s a scene in Charles Dodd White’s new novel, “A Shelter of Others,” in which a character topples twenty feet off a ledge in a national forest and is saved by some kind of “solid bulk” that interrupts his fall.            He has landed on a…See More
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Michael Davenport replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Q&A about Asheville water system and the current state initiative
"Nicely done, and informative. I look forward to part 2."
Jul 18
City Lights Bookstore posted events
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
Jul 12
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Life among the poorest is eye-openerby Rob Neufeld             Enlightened and sobered by Katherine Boo’s account of political amorality and human behavior in “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” I was also amazed by her narrative achievement.            The book is…See More
Jul 7
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Jul 5
Dave Turner posted a blog post

Does anyone need a good proofreader?

My company, Dave Turner Creative, has just Dave Turner Creative has formed a new partnership with expert proofreader Rebecca Lang. Here are her credentials, experience and specialties: the best,Dave Turner, author of Billy Ray's…See More
Jul 2
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Book discussions in WNC, July 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JULY 2014Tuesday, July 1WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville…See More
Jun 28
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Jun 28
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Jun 21
Kathryn Hall posted a blog post

Summer issue of GreenPrints is out!

The summer issue of GreenPrints is out! You probably know it's published right there in Fairview by Pat Stone, former longtime gardening editor of Mother Earth News! He's graciously included an excerpt of one of my favorite stories from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden, which I do hope you will enjoy! He's also going to be making the book available on his site, soon! Thank you, Pat Stone! …See More
Jun 20
Sharon Gruber posted an event

Screening of "Stark Love" filmed in NC in 1929 at A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium

June 21, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The movie, filmed in 1929 in Graham County NC, accompanies the Asheville History Center's "Hillbilly Land" exhibition.See More
Jun 19
Jerald Pope left a comment for Rob Neufeld
"Hey Rob, Can you make it to the reading tonight? If not, where can I send you a copy of the book? Best to email me at <>"
Jun 19
Jerald Pope posted an event

Jerry Pope reads New novel at Monte Visa Hotel

June 19, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Local artist and Swannanoa Valley historian Jerald Pope is releasing his first novel, “The Elvis Tooth.” Pope describes the book as “a comic, historical, action-packed beach book, about Black Mountain that combines real history and stories with a time travel flair,” The titular tooth, the key McGuffin in the story, was an actual tooth pulled from Elvis Presley’s mouth in Black Mountain by Dr. Love in 1975. Pope is best known locally for the “Way Back When” series of plays that ran at the Black…See More
Jun 19
Caralyn Davis posted a blog post

My Short Story "Belong" Published at Word Riot

May entertain, but it is a little edgy, NSFW (not safe for work) as the kids say, so consider yourself warned: More
Jun 18
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Historic photo--Bent Field trestle wreck, 1928

HISTORIC PHOTO Bent Field trestle wreck “We have many train wreck pictures,” says Marcy Thompson, Local History Librarian at Transylvania County Library.  Railroad and logging work were dangerous occupations; and Joe Wilde, a logging crew foreman and photographer had been on site for a number of them.  The wreck…See More
Jun 17

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Historic photo

Bent Field Trestle wreck, 1928. Read background story, see larger image.

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Jeannette Walls here

Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, is at Malaprop's June 6--with great novel, The Silver Star.

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Cherokee Voices Festival, June 14

The all-day Cherokee Voices Festival, June 14, features dance, storytelling, food, crafts, music.

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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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Boosinger does Bascom

Folksinger Laura Boosinger talks about and performs Bascom Lamar Lunsford music at A-B Tech, June 7. Click on photo for more info.

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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Who's Reading What in WNC?

See what book discussion groups in the region are gathering to talk about in July. 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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Poor place, caring people

Charles Dodd White's new novel cries for the country, finds great poetry, and heads toward a tragic climax, despite caring characters.  Read review.

The very poorest

Katherine Boo's prize-winning book about a Mumbai is reviewed and up for discussion.  Read more.

Interview with a laureate

Joseph Bathanti, N.C. Poet Laureate talks about his new books and more; he speaks at Wolfe Memorial, Sat. June 21.  Read story and interview.

Singleton's singularity

George Singleton's latest story collection, Between Wrecks, presents unique upstate S.C. hero.  Read review.


North Toe legacies

Read Parts 1 - 3 of "Spruce Pine and North Toe: The History and the Vision," a story-filled demonstration of values.


Bobby Hicks

The Thomas Wolfe House  features mountain music w/ living legend and other pickers, Sept. 13.  Learn more.

Spruce Pine & North Toe

Keep up with the story-filled saga of the Mitchell-Avery County region, from the stowaway William Wiseman, through the heritage-keeping Wisemans and Houstons, up to the present prospects..  Read Part 1 of a 4-part series,.

South Buncombe toxic

A new documentary film, "My Toxic Backyard," reveals impact of CTS site on South Buncombe residents.  Read more and see trailer.


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Community and Local History

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

Pattons of Asheville

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

See more Community and Local History features.

Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Chris Bohjalian (left) presents "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands," Malaprop's, Jul. 24.

Sheri Wren Haymore (right) presents "A Higher Voice" and "A Deeper Cut," City Lights Bookstore, Jul. 26.

Bill Morris presents his new novel, "Motor City Burning," Malaprop's, Jul. 29.


Blog Posts

Does anyone need a good proofreader?

Posted by Dave Turner on July 2, 2014 at 9:21am

Summer issue of GreenPrints is out!

Posted by Kathryn Hall on June 20, 2014 at 1:57pm

My Short Story "Belong" Published at Word Riot

Posted by Caralyn Davis on June 18, 2014 at 6:27pm

City Lights Presentation

Posted by Lawrence Thackston on June 5, 2014 at 5:36pm

Bob Inman at ASU June 19

Posted by Rob Neufeld on June 5, 2014 at 12:01am

My Short Story "Salivate" Published

Posted by Caralyn Davis on April 30, 2014 at 12:44am

New Moon +1

Posted by Christine Lajewski on April 27, 2014 at 8:54am

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