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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.
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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."
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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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Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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BOOK DISCUSSIONS IN WNC, FEBRUARY 2013

 

Friday, February 1

BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

Saturday, February 2

 

Sunday, February 3

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “A Million Suns” by Beth Revis at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

Monday, February 4

ALL ROMANCE ALL THE TIME: The All Romance All the Time Book Club discusses “Dead Witch Walking” by Kim Harrison at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Adichie at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 5

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

Wednesday, February 6

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “The Cove” by Ron Rash at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, February 7

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

Friday, February 8

 

Saturday, February 9

 

Sunday, February 10

 

Monday, February 11

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Book Club holds a book discussion at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “The Hypnotist” by Lars Kepler at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 12

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Pictures of You” by Caroline Leavitt is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

DISCUSSION BOUND: “The Journey is the Destination” by Dan Eldon is the subject of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Educator’s Book Club holds a book discussion for Rutherford County School employees at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

Wednesday, February 13

 

Thursday, February 14

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Tinkers” by Paul Harding is the subject of a book discussion at the Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library St., Mars Hill, 1 p.m. Call 689-5183.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “1491” by Charles C. Mann is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, February 15

 

Saturday, February 16

 

Sunday, February 17

 

Monday, February 18

 

Tuesday, February 19

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford is the subject of a book discussion at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 250-4752.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Nine Tailors” by Dorothy Sayers is the subject of a book discussion at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Koko Be Good” by Jen Wang at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, February 20

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole is the subject of a book discussion at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

Thursday, February 21

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Suite Francaise” by Irene Nemirovsky is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Ahab’s Wife” by Sena Jeter Naslund is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, February 22

 

Saturday, February 23

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Animal Rights Reading Group meets to discuss animal rights in written works at Firestorm Café, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Sunday, February 24

 

Monday, February 25

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Train Dreams” by Denis Johnson is the subject of a book discussion at the Marshall Public Library, 1335 N. Main St., Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Call 649-3741.

POLITICS OF FOOD: The Politics of Food Bookclub discusses “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 26

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Fantasy Book Club holds a book discussion at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

Wednesday, February 27

 

Thursday, February 28

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