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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.  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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Six Notable Women of NC book launch Saturday, March 28

Jennifer Pharr Davis and Kathryn Stripling Byer at Prather's Book launch The official launch of Jack J. Prather's second book of biographi…

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0 Mar 24, 2015

Book discussions in WNC, October 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, OCTOBER 2014 Wednesday, October 1 AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “Mozart and the Whale” by…

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0 Oct 8, 2014

Book discussions in WNC, September 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, SEPTEMBER 2014 Monday, September 1 BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti D…

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0 Sep 2, 2014

Writers on the Rock--10 WNC writers at Chimey Rock Sept 7

Stellar mountain writers meet you on the rock By Rob Neufeld “We’ve invited authors who have made their mark in the literary world, using…

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0 Aug 31, 2014

Book discussions in WNC, August 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, AUGUST 2014 Friday, August 1 BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk…

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0 Aug 3, 2014

Book discussions in WNC, July 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JULY 2014 Tuesday, July 1 WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at…

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0 Jun 28, 2014

Book discussions in WNC, June 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JUNE 2014 Sunday, June 1 ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliv…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Jun 6, 2014

Blue Ridge Bookfest

BLUE RIDGE BOOKFEST A feast of book entertainment and opportunities--over 40 authors The Blue Ridge Bookfest begins on Friday afternoon, A…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Apr 21, 2014

Book discussions in WNC, May 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, MAY 2014 (more to be added soon) Thursday, May 1 LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Sharon Price leads a book discussion o…

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0 Apr 18, 2014

Book discussions in WNC, March 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, MARCH 2014 Saturday, March 1   Sunday, March 2 ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “Wonder”…

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0 Feb 28, 2014

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