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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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."
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Stories from Southside from before urban renewal

Stories of Southside, an African American community in Asheville by Rob Neufeld Also, read the feature about the Southside remapping projec…

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Q&A about Asheville water system and the current state initiative

Creating an information filter for water system history Photo caption: White Fawn Reservoir (now defunct), built by the city on Beaucatch…

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White Oak Road hosted parties and harbors ghosts

Biltmore Forest’s Downton Abbey spirits add a chapter by Rob Neufeld               “Ruth, I want to go back home,” 93-year-old Bessie Reeve…

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Coleman House in Montford--preservation alarm

The Fall of the house of Coleman   The Coleman house at 36 Montford Ave. (now the site of the Chamber of Commerce) had been a cause célèbre…

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Lover's Leap's legend's leap into imagination

Lover’s Leap   Lover’s Leap, an outcrop overlooking the French Broad River across from Hot Springs, has inspired many tales.  Sally Royce W…

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Thunderland outdoor drama, 1952

A Boone drama inspired a theater of dreams in Arden by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Paul Trueblood, General Manager of the “Thunderbird” p…

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Jesse James Bailey life and legend

Story-telling and caginess were gospel for Sheriff Bailey by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Jesse James Bailey poses with a stack of still b…

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Country Club of Asheville--its antecedents, hey day, and current promotion

Golf history courses through Country Club of Asheville by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: The original sales office for the Lake View Park dev…

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June 1926, Asheville

One week in 1926 reveals remarkable highs and lows by Rob Neufeld               Bootleg whiskey and golf are undermining religion, B. Frank…

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Asheville viewing of 1923 World Series

World Series watch   A crowd gathered outside the Asheville Citizen building (site of the present Woolworth Building) at 25 Haywood St. to…

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Vance Monument and the honoring of African American history

What’s in a monument—a complex view by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Vance Monument and 6th County Courthouse, c. 1900            History ha…

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Music abounded in Spruce Pine, had home at Sunny Brook

Sunny Brook, the Barn Dance, and Music in North Toe by Rob Neufeld   Part 1: Sunny Brook Store survives as icon of music and history   PHO…

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Westall's exhibition plane, 1919

HISTORIC PHOTO: Henry Westall’s Jenny   In North Asheville, before Lake View Park developers created Beaver Lake, there had been in that sp…

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