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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

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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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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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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

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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 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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New anthology just out, thanks to the hard work of Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham. A lovely gathering of holiday stories/poetry from 45 North Carolina women writers whose "unique voices have roots in and connections to western North Carolina." Writers include Susan Snowden, Glenda Barrett, Dee Dee Parker, Nancy Dillingham, Joan Crook, to name a few.
On Oct. 25th, from 10am-12noon,in concert with the Brevard College Homecoming, Celia Miles and myself will be reading from "Christmas Presence" at Highland Book Store in Brevard, across the street from the college. Please join us!
Copies will be on sale(excellent Christmas gifts) or can be ordered from Celia Miles at celiamiles@fastmail.fm or Catawba Publishing, Charlotte, NC (www.catabapublishing.com).
The beauty of anthologies is reading the work of authors we hear about but never have a chance to read, as most of us are featured in literary magazines published by national colleges. Touching stories and poetry, beautiful cover...a perfect gift.

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I hear it is a great book. ---Sherry Austin
Thanks for commenting. Yes, it's a good read. The amazing part, is the great job the editors did in connecting writers from every age catagory along with the fact that, although we don't all hail from Western North Carolina, it's difficult to tell that from the heart of every story. Fortunately, now we all call WNC home.
The jacket is a painted snowfilled scene and invites all readers to come inside and make themselves cozy. If they don't have this book at your local bookstore, you can contact Catawba Publishing in Charlotte or Celia Miles at the above email.
Again, thanks for checking in. Nancy
A chapter of my book, The Days Between the Years, is in the book. I haven't seen it yet though! I was unable to make the gathering to celebrate the book and to get my copies.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 2, for a discussion of CHRISTMAS PRESENCE at the Henderson County library. Several contributing authors will read their contributions to this anthology. Tentative time: 2-4. Email sherry@sherryaustin.com for updates.
Thanks for the info. Is the read only for Henderson County writers? I'd love to join everyone. Hope to see you at the read here in Brevard, Oct. 25th, from 10 am until 12 noon. Nancy
Hi, Nancy. Sorry to be so late responding. I opted for email notification if anyone replied to my posts, but I don't get them, and I forget to look at the site regularly otherwise. I'm sure anyone who would like to participate is welcome. I am meeting Celia and Joan tomorrow at Frankie Bones and will be sure to discuss it with her.

I'd love to make it to Brevard Oct 25th, but I have a signing in Asheville around that time.

My personal email: sherry at sherryaustin.com.
Hi, Nancy. I enjoyed your piece in the book! I had lunch yesterday with Celia and Joan Medlicott and Ceilia spoke highly of you. It is a lovely book, isn't it?

We plan to have refreshments at the Dec 2 2-4 reading. I hope to ask all those who plan to read to bring a small plate of cookies or something. Celia suggests that Henderonsville-area contributors be given priority over those from the greater WNC area, since she has many opportunities outside Hendersonville, but, depending on how many people will read, we may be able to include others. I would like for the reading to actually go on for two hours with a short break for refreshments, etc. in between.

I know Celia has given Rob the list of all her events, but I'm going to post them here, as well.

See you! ---Sherry Austin.

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