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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
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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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The Rise of Asheville by Marilyn Ball

History of the "Asheville 1000" and the 1970s renaissance                         Let’s not miss the history of Asheville’s renaissance, Ma…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Nov 20, 2015

Hanging Dog - An Appalachian Community

Hanging Dog, my sequel to Darby will be available on Amazon.com, Ingram, and book stores, both as a print edition and kindle beginning on o…

Started by William Roy Pipes

0 Mar 22, 2014

Teaching Appalachian literature and culture

Regional scholars teach Appalachian culture Erica Abrams Locklear of UNCA writes about: "Building Bridges with Ron Rash’s The World Made St…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Aug 16, 2013

Saving Seeds by Bill Best

Must-See Book about Heirloom Garden Plants and Appalachian Traditions Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia b…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 May 18, 2013

Charles Dodd White's Sinners of Sanction County

Mountains stories both artistic and raw by Rob Neufeld               If you want to see where poetry and high-test poverty blend in Appalac…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Apr 23, 2013

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina by Danny Bernstein

New book with WNC connection: The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina: Walking a Thousand Miles through Wildness, Culture, and His…

Started by Kristina Blackford

0 Feb 13, 2013

The Sheriff by Charles Fletcher

The Sheriff by Charles Fletcher (Boone: Parkway Publishers trade paperback, Aug. 2010, 182 pages)brief review by Rob Neufeld Cozy village n…

Started by Rob Neufeld

1 Dec 6, 2012
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Staubs and Ditchwater by H. Byron Ballard

Appalachian Wiccan Ballard presents folk magic primer The book: Staubs and Ditchwater: A Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks' Hoo…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Aug 6, 2012

Yeshua's story, humanized by local Bible scholar

Jesus: A Would Be King: Messianic Expectations, Human Frailty, Religious Reality, and Roman Rule by Dr. Harold E. Littleton Jr. (Jan. 2012,…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Mar 5, 2012

Stories from the poor in Lenoir by Stephanie Powell Watts

We Are Taking Only What We Need by Stephanie Powell Watts (BkMk Press trade paper, Nov. 30, 2011, 221 pages, $15.95).             Stephani…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Mar 5, 2012

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