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The history of Oakley

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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Hester

HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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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…

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0 Mar 5, 2012

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