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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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East Asheville history and sites

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The German experience settling WNC 1 Reply

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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
Nov 6
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Oct 13
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
Oct 8
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…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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New Novel

THE FOURTH PARTNER Set on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and a…

Started by Rodney Page

0 Sep 1, 2016

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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0 Dec 7, 2013

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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0 Nov 24, 2013

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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0 Oct 24, 2013

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…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Jul 3, 2013

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…

Started by Rob Neufeld

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…

Started by Rob Neufeld

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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0 Apr 19, 2013

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