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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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East Asheville history and sites

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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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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
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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
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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. 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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Save the bonobos movement includes Asheville conservationist

Saving the bonobos author and Asheville bonobo activist   The new Book Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Ma…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Oct 9, 2013

Parkway Playhouse presents “A History of Burnsville,” May 4

Parkway Playhouse, a WNC theater located in Burnsville, NC, launches the world premiere of a new historical play, “A History of Burnsville,…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Apr 13, 2013

Cherokee Indian Heritage program, April 6, 3 p.m.

Folklorist Dr. Barbara Reimensynder Duncan will present a program on Cherokee Indian heritage at the Haywood County Public Library in Wayne…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Apr 3, 2013

Swannanoa Valley Museum opens with new WNC music exhibit, 4/13

On Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m., the Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain will open for the season with several new exhibits, includin…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Mar 19, 2013

WNC Art Pottery Program at A-B Tech, April 4, 7 p.m.

The WNC Historical Association presents an evening with Rodney Leftwich, a popular WNC potter, on April 4, 7 p.m., in Ferguson Auditorium o…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Mar 19, 2013

“Unveiling Our Treasures” program at Mars Hill College, Feb. 27

On Feburary 27, 3 p.m., Mars Hill College’s Ramsey Center for Regional Studies will present “Pathways in Congregational Song, 1860-1960” as…

Started by Kristina Blackford

1 Feb 26, 2013
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4th annual {Re}HAPPENING event, April 6th

The Media Arts Project and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center present the 4th annual {Re}HAPPENING event, a celebration of Black M…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Feb 24, 2013

Documentary Premiere: The Day Carl Sandburg Died

From press release PBS and UNC-TV will proudly premiere a new documentary focused of the riveting life, death, and legacy of the self-proc…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Sep 19, 2012


WARNING: October 28, 2011 4:55 pm. Somehow, there is hacker, or a virus on this site. I have an email that is dedicated only for The Read o…

Started by Renea Winchester

1 Oct 30, 2011
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Aiding Darfur and stopping genocide

Daoud Hari, a Darfur native and spokesperson, came to Mars Hill College (Aug. 31 and Sept. 1), and now he has gone, having made a big impac…

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0 Sep 5, 2009


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