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Interview with Isaac Coleman, 2011

A 2011 interview with the late activist, Isaac Coleman by Rob NeufeldCivil rights activist and local civic leader Isaac Coleman, born Nov. 6, 1943 in Lexington, Ky., lived his last 44 years in Asheville, and died on May 10, 2016,.We talked in 2011 about his career, starting with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. Q:  Was the SNCC your first involvement in civil rights? A:   I was a student at Knoxville College, an African-American College in Knoxville, Tennessee, and…See More
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Stories by the River Benefit for Girls Rock Asheville at Ole Shakeys 790 Riverside Drive in AVL

May 21, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Sip a drink by the river and enjoy stories and songs on a warm spring day!All donations benefit Girls Rock Asheville!Stories read by:Lori Horvitz  Melanie McGee Bianchi  Kim Winter Mako  Ky Delaney  and Lockie Huntermusical guests Leo+VirgoSee More
May 18
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 4, 2016 from 12pm to 2pm
Author Susan S. Kelly will the speaker at Montreat College Friends of the Library annual luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  She is the author of five novels and a major contributing author to Our State Magazine.Call 828-669-8012 Ext. 3502 for Reservations.  $16.00See More
May 17
Sheilah Jastrzebski replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion The history of Oakley
"This is an interesting article.  It gives a few clues to the neighborhood I imagine from the old days. The woman from who my husband and I bought our Oakley home, Melody,  always talks about "Mr. Wilson" who entrusted her with…"
May 16
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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Juniper Bends quarterly poetry and prose reading at Downtown Books and News

May 6, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Join your fellow literature-craving citizens at the next upcoming Juniper Bends reading on Friday May 6th at 7PM. We will be luxuriating in sound, soaking up nutritious poetry & prose after the dark winter. Our series aims to bring together both established and emerging writers, and we are honored to bring together Gary Hawkins, Catherine Campbell, Stephanie Johnson and Michael Pittard's collective word-magic for this lovely spring evening. As usual, our generous host site is Downtown Books…See More
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Rob Neufeld commented on Rob Neufeld's blog post The Invention of Nature, an inspiring book--author Andrea Wulf at Malaprop's May 1
"Edwin, some are touched by the Holy Spirit, and find voice to our amazement.  Yet there are many who are not heard, no matter how much we'd like to hear.  How will you amaze? "
May 2
Edwin Ammons commented on Rob Neufeld's blog post The Invention of Nature, an inspiring book--author Andrea Wulf at Malaprop's May 1
"Do none consider that a greater power has designed all this and that all these recent discoveries are a tiny part of it? von Humboldt will not rise from the dust until I do and I am still upright so he must wait. Upon that eventful day it will be…"
May 2
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Military Writers Society of America

Joe Epley recently was elected to Board of Directors of the Military Writers Society of America.  The MWSA has around 700 members around the country. Details on the website: http://www.mwsadispatches.com.  ; The organization's purpose is to help military service members, veterans, their families, supporters of the military,and historians record history and the complexities of military life--and encourage writing as therapy. The…See More
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susannah eanes commented on Rob Neufeld's blog post The Invention of Nature, an inspiring book--author Andrea Wulf at Malaprop's May 1
"So chuffed about this! Sadly, I won't be there except in spirit. Andrea Wulf is a force of nature, herself. Her amazing work The Brother Gardeners should be made into a feature-length film - the characters live and breathe again between the…"
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The Invention of Nature, an inspiring book--author Andrea Wulf at Malaprop's May 1

Author of key book of our times comes to AshevilleAndrea Wulf makes Malaprop's Bookstore one her stops, Sun., May 1, 5 p.m., in talking about her thrilling work of non-fiction, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von…See More
Apr 30
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Salman Rushdie to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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Best Books of 2012

The pointers suggest many good reads: Holiday book buying list, The Read on WNC New WNC Books Also see Best Books 2012, of Part 2 Daily…

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Melungeon heritage books by Lisa Alther and Mattie Ruth Johnson

Melungeon literature marks a changing nation by Rob Neufeld               I am a mongrel.  I’ve got straight black hair and a reddish moust…

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Best books list 2013 for WNC

Immerse yourselves in WNC’s best literature, 2013 by Rob Neufeld See also national lists of best books of the year               The focus…

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5 new WNC Books, Fall 2013

A new crop in regional literature by Rob Neufeld               Southern Appalachia is speaking through the voices of many people who have s…

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The literature of Madison County

The literature of Madison County: a wealth of sources by Rob Neufeld               There had already been a renaissance of Madison County l…

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Ten new books of the region, July 2013

A look into WNC publishing, July 2013 • A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery by Mark de Castrique (Poisoned Pen Press hardcover, Ju…

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Photography and the American Civil War

Important new photo-documentary Civil War volume is out Photography and the American Civil War by Jeff L. Rosenheim (Metropolitan Museum o…

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0 Apr 25, 2013

L.A. Times' best books of 2012

L.A. Times names best books of 2012 Ben Fountain's satire Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was named the winner of the L.A. Times 2012 book…

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0 Apr 22, 2013

2013 Indies Choice Book and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards

American Booksellers recognize most noteworthy fiction and non-fiction for all ages The staffs of stores that are American Booksellers Ass…

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0 Apr 20, 2013

WNC Writers are in the running for Bookseller awards

SOUTHERN BOOK FINALISTS, APRIL 2013   Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have selected this year’s finalists for the 2013 SIBA B…

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Once a Warrior King

Once a Warrior King was my first book.  It was published by McGraw-Hill in 1985, but is still in press and I mention it here because it rem…

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0 Feb 27, 2013

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