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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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East Asheville history and sites

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The German experience settling WNC 1 Reply

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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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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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Firestorm Books & Coffee

Portrait of a local bookstore: Firestorm by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Joey Kasanke, Libertie Valance, and Jaime Theophilos (l to r), col…

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0 Jan 31, 2016

Carolina Mtns Lit Fest & Ann Patchett interview

Patchett, Kingsolver, and a thrill of writers buzz Burnsville by Rob Neufeld               If you take any pleasure or have any interest in…

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0 Aug 31, 2015

10 Authors at Writers on the Rock

Here’s your chance to rock ten authors by Rob Neufeld               Landscape and literature come together at Chimney Rock Park next Sunday…

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0 Jun 24, 2015

Blue Ridge Bookfest 2015, Apr. 24-25

Meet the authors at the Blue Ridge Bookfest by Rob Neufeld               The Battle of la Drang should be a historical reference everyone k…

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0 Apr 18, 2015

Interview with Ron Rash, October 28, 2014

Interview with Ron Rash, Oct. 28, 2014 by Rob Neufeld on occasion of publication of Something Rich and Strange edited version published in…

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0 Apr 9, 2015

The World Made Straight--the movie

How Rash’s “The World Made Straight,” translates to film by Rob Neufeld               “Landscape is destiny,” a craggy voice intones.     …

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0 Mar 26, 2015

Conversation with George Ella Lyon

Getting deep with east Kentucky author George Ella Lyon by Rob Neufeld               George Ella Lyon is a prolific writer of poetry, ficti…

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0 Oct 14, 2014

Special upcoming exhibits and talks

History exhibits and events, Summer-Fall 2014   Exhibit: Hillbilly Land:  Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture open through December 31,…

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0 Sep 8, 2014

Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

Asheville Wordfest 2014 (Photo top right, Laurey Masterton from Asheville Chamber of Commerce; 2nd photo, Laura Hope-Gill from www.theheali

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Sally Jewell Coxe and the Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Ape and Essence:  Coxe of Asheville steps up as leading bonobo befriender by Rob Neufeld Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Nov. 17…

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