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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…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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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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0 Mar 5, 2012

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