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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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Connie Regan-Blake updated an event

A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
Mar 21
Glenda Council Beall posted a blog post

Writers Circle around the Table

We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
Mar 12
Caroline McIntyre posted an event

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive at UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room

April 15, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted blog posts
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford commented on Glenda Council Beall's photo

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"She looks like I look in my imagination right before I've had my coffee ... relaxed, bothered (by something, anything) and fully aware that I'm almost, but not quite, the center of the universe ... a feeling that quickly fades after that…"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion Mary Adams's new chapbook COMMANDMENT
"This is so perfect ... the thought of every woman, who KNOWS what the men are thinking!  But now at least we have an idea! This makes me happy in a sad, lovely sort of way!"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted a photo

Mom in Her Writing Nook ...

She was working on the "About the Authors" section of "Echoes Across the Blue Ridge" when I captured this one morning. Though you can't see it, her coffee cup was within gentle reach that morning. Roxie is at her feet.
Mar 4
Carolyn Bennett Fraiser updated their profile photo
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Harold N. Stern updated their profile
Feb 6
Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
Feb 6
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Latest non-fiction book

In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
Feb 5
Nancy Werking Poling replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Bent Creek, the 4-part story
"Rob, Thanks for putting this into one document. I've been following the narrative in the Citizen-Times. I find it an added resource for my next writing project. In 1910 my husband's grandfather (1866-1947) showed up in Missouri and said…"
Feb 5
Rebecca L Caldwell updated their profile
Feb 5
Lee Ann Brown replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Writer Olive Dargan rises from obscurity
"Great Article!  Heart wrenching about her destroyed manuscripts and letters and notes but I will look for more of Olive Dargan!     Lee Ann Brown"
Feb 5
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Feb 4
Rap Monster posted a blog post


Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
Feb 4

Local History (255)

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Civil War stories

"Visiting Our Past," Rob Neufeld's local history feature in the Asheville Citizen-Times, has featured many stories about the Civil War, bas…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Apr 28, 2009

Ghosts of White Oak Road

White Oak Road had been the first road built in Biltmore Forest. It fostered a way of life that led to ghosts--both homeowners and servants…

Started by Rob Neufeld

4 Apr 27, 2009
Reply by Sallie

Remember the Cut

Beaucatcher Cut: A Legend, a Lesson, a Legacy It is a mark of the legendary status of the Beaucatcher Cut--the huge rock-blasted segment…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Mar 29, 2009

Lewis Remond, Legendary Moonshiner

Back over a century ago, when Reconstruction brought with it the Federal taxation of liquor, Lewis Redmond of Transylvania County became th…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Mar 24, 2009

Another view of the 25th N.C. Troops

Carroll Jones has written a book about the WNC Civil War regiment, the 25th NC Troops, that chronicles their movements from Camp Patton to…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Mar 3, 2009

Burton Street stories

The Burton Street community is the subject of a lot of attention lately because of its being threatened by Alt 3 of Section B of the I-26 C…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Feb 13, 2009

Old Broad River cemetery--preserving ancestral sites

The Old Broad River Cemetery, also called Old Field Cemetery, is the first abandoned public cemetery adopted by Buncombe County under new l…

Started by Rob Neufeld

2 Feb 3, 2009
Reply by Rob Neufeld

Root shock in Asheville 1963 and 2009

(Photo of Dicksontown, the African American neighborhood between the Buncombe courthouse and Eagle Street, that got cleared out by what ha…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Jan 20, 2009

Bull Creek Stories

The community along Bull Creek, between Azalea and Ox Creek, parallel to the Blue Ridge Parkway, is one of the few oldest in Buncombe Count…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Jan 15, 2009

Painters--that is, cougars

You separate truth from legend when it comes to such legendary creatures as painters. Read the attached article, and see other forums on t…

Started by Rob Neufeld

2 Dec 29, 2008
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