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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
Wednesday
William Roy Pipes posted a discussion

Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
Jun 27
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Jun 9
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
Jun 8
Lockie Hunter updated an event
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
Jun 8
Lockie Hunter posted an event
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
Jun 4
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri--and book discussions

How Lahiri’s “The Lowland” excites discussionby Rob Neufeld             When an American woman in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Lowland,” realizes how she has, in her mind, objectified a certain childhood horror, she flashes to her Calcutta grandma, who “used to spend her days overlooking a lowland, a pair of…See More
Jun 2
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Jun 2
Tina Barr posted a blog post

Sharing Information

Iris Press just released a new book of my poems, Kaleidoscope!  These are poems written over the last 10 years, set in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina---!See More
Jun 2
Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR

I just posted a new blog entry describing the real places frequented by my characters--human and animal--in my novel. Most of the action in JHATOR takes place in these beautiful natural spaces that are protected throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Whether you have read my book or not, I hope you will visit them if you are traveling through the area.You can read "Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR" as well as excerpts from my novel, at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.comSee More
Jun 1
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Kathryn Byer & Richard Krawiec Joint Poetry Reading at City Lights Bookstore

June 14, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Kathryn Byer and Richard Krawiec will be reading from their new collections of poetry on Sunday, June 14th at 1 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Kathryn’s new chapbook from Jacar Press, The Vishnu Bird, is both a memorial and memoir in lyric poetry. This clean-spoken, deeply-felt chapbook remembers the poet’s dear friend by tracing his vocation of anthropology, and honoring his spiritual depth through vignettes from the speaker’s own past. Richard Krawiec will…See More
May 30
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Steven Harvey at Writers Circle at Writers Circlle around the Table

June 27, 2015 from 10am to 1pm
Writing workshop with Steve Harvey, retired professor at YHC and on faculty for Ashland University MFA.See More
May 30
Ron Cooper replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash
"Terrific review and interview, Rob. Glad to see that Ron had full control over this collection. All of his work deserves to be read and re-read."
May 28
Kathryn Stripling Byer updated their profile
May 28

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Writers on the Rock

10 authors present their work at Chimnney Rock Park gathering, Sun., June 28...

Click on photo to read about each author.

Alli Marshall's rockstar novel

In her debut novel, How to Talk to Rockstars, Alli Marshall, arts editor for “Mountain Xpress,” turns her experience as a music reviewer into the exposed story of Bryn Thompson, a reviewer for whom relationships fail, but music prevails.

Marshall is at City Lights, June 20.

Photo ny Carrie Edison. To see full photo and read review, click on photo to read. 

Golf history in North Asheville

The original sales office for the Lake View Park development along Beaver Lake later became the clubhouse for the development’s golf course and for the Country Club of Asheville.

Click on photo for history of country club since Swannanoa hunt days.

NPR's Inskeep brings Jacksonland

Steve Inskeep's book looks at Andrew Jackson, John Ross, and Cherokee and American history.

Read about May 31 and June 1 events by clicking on photo.

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

A crowd gathered outside the Asheville Citizen building to follow the scoreboard during the 1923 World Series. Click photo to read background story, see larger image.

Click on photo for article

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.

Click on photo to learn more..

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

Psalms to cloud & clod

Robert Morgan's 15th volume of poetry, and 27th book, creates artworks that link the momentary with the mystical, rural and cosmic, deformity and beauty, and drag harrows and MRIs. Read review.

Miss Julia's social comedy

Ann B. Ross' 16th Miss Julia novel is a comedy of manners as a comedy of errors in small-town, fictional Abbottsville.  Read review.  See about upcoming appearances

Lover's Leap legend

The site in Hot Springs above the French Broad has generated a legend that is pure imagination.  Read about the source and the suspectness.

Fall of house of Coleman

The razing of the Coleman house at the head of Montford in 1979 was an alarum for preservation efforts in Asheville.  Read more.

Once upon a stage: Thunderland

In 1952, a great writer and composer collaborated to produce a Daniel Boone drama to be produced in an outdoor theater in Arden.  Read about it.

Ron Rash event

Ron Rash reads from his newest short story collection, "Something Rich and Strange,” at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 1 p.m., June 2.  Read book review and author interview.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

(portrayed by Daphne Ruth Darcy) meets children @Smith- McDowell House, June 20.  Read about it.

   Region and world items

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Community and Local History

Jesse James Bailey

No matter how rough and, at times, lethal, the business of sheriffing got, it was like a game of cops and robbers.  Men enjoyed being legendary.  Bailey was not only fearless, he was cagey, humorous, music-loving, and sentimental.  Read more.

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.  

See more Community and Local History features.

Book and author features

See week's calendar of events.

Ann B. Ross (left) celebrates "Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day," Fountainhead Bookstore, July 7.

Elizabeth Ellis (right) holds a storytelling concert, Henderson Co. Library, July 8.

Fountainhead Bookstore hosts Pleasures of the Outdoors in the Carolinas with
                                many events by authors of outdoor guides,
                                        July 11. $5 per event.

AND MORE.

Blog Posts

Sharing Information

Posted by Tina Barr on June 2, 2015 at 7:21am

Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR

Posted by Christine Lajewski on June 1, 2015 at 6:43pm

The Devil Returns!

Posted by Lawrence Thackston on May 28, 2015 at 2:59pm

Robert Morgan's Dark Energy

Posted by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 1:49pm

Writers' Workshop classes

Posted by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 11:56am

Laura Ingalls Wilder comes to History Center

Posted by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 9:41am

Colombia in blue and pink

Posted by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:37pm

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