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Chris Goldman posted a blog post

Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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Chris Goldman posted an event

Ministry & Mission Conference Featuring Author Becca Stevens at First Baptist Church, Asheville

May 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Rob Neufeld posted discussions
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Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
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Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
Apr 14
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MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
Apr 14
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Jerald Pope posted an event

It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
Apr 9
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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.thehealingseed.com) A webpage in progress!Asheville Wordfest, an annual…See More
Apr 8
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
Apr 7
LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014  

Sunday, Apr. 20

WRITERS AT HOME: Host Tommy Hays features work from the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC:A at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Monday, Apr. 21

WRITERS OPEN MIC: The NC Writer’s Network hosts an open mic night at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 6 p.m. A meet and greet is held at 5:30. Email opmiclit1@gmail.com to register. Call 697-4725.

ASHEVILLE STORYTELLING CIRCLE: The Asheville Storytelling Circle meets to tell stories at Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 274-1123.

Tuesday, Apr. 22

EMILY DICKENSON UNPLUGGED: Pack Memorial Library hosts a reading of Emily Dickenson’s poetry set to music at 67 Haywood St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4700.

ELLEN STIMSON: Ellen Stimson discusses her memoir, “Mud Season,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

POETRY PRESENTATION: The West Asheville Library presents “Personal Meaning Making: The Poetry of Patrick Bahls” at 942 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 250-4750.

BRAD LELAND WALKER: Poet Brad Leland Walker reads from “On Location” at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 252-0020.

Wednesday, Apr. 23

SALLIE BISSELL: Sallie Bissell celebrates the publication of her newest Mary Crow mystery novel, “Deadliest of Sins,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, Apr. 24

SHAKESPEARE SALON: Dr. Susan Harlan of Wake Forest University leads a discussion on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.

TIME TRAVELER’S ALMANAC: Ann Vandermeer presents her new sci-fi anthology, “The Time Traveler’s Almanac,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, Apr. 25

BOOKFEST POET TALK: Nancy Dillingham and Karen Paul Holmes present “How to Tell Your Story with Poetry,” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 1:30 p.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

BOOKFEST PUBLISH: Joe Perrone, Jr. presents “How to Tell Your Story and Actually Get it Published By Yourself,” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 3:30 p.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

BOOKFEST STORY TALK: Georganne Spruce presents “Making Your Story Come Alive” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 3:30 p.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

READINGS FROM THE RHAPSODIST: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café hosts readings from A-B Tech’s literary and arts journal, “The Rhapsodist,” at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 254-6734.

STARTER HOUSE: Sonja Condit presents her debut novel, “Starter House,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.

TUPELO HONEY COOKBOOK: Elizabeth Sims and Chef Brian Sonoskus present their new cookbook, “Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

GROSSMAN KEYNOTES: Ken Grossman, author of “Betond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.,” gives the keynote talk for the opening reception of Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 7 p.m.  Tickets are $25.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest

Saturday, Apr. 26

WARR AT BOOKFEST: Nicholas Warr talks about his book, “Charlie One Five; A Marine Company’s Vietnam War,” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 9 a.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

RAMSEY AT BOOKFEST: Sharman Burson Ramsey talks about her historical novel, “In Pursuit,” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 9 a.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

GROSSMAN AT BOOKFEST: Ken Grossman talks about his book, “Beyond the Pale,” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 10 a.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

BURLE AT BOOKFEST: Amy Willoughby Burle presents her collection, “Out across the Nowhere,” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 10 a.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

SURVIVAL STORY AT FEST: Angela Leigh Tucker and Bill Ramsey present the survival story, “Me Now—Who Next?” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 11 a.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

POETS AT BOOKFEST: Karen Paul Holmes and Nancy Dillingham share their stories through poetry at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 11 a.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

POETRY DISCUSSION: The Edneyville Branch Library hosts a poetry reading and discussion at 2 Firehouse Ln., Hendersonville, 11 a.m. Call 685-0110.

CASSANDRA KING KEYNOTES: Cassandra King, author of “Moonrise,” gives the keynote talk for the luncheon of Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 12:15 p.m.  Tickets are $10.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest

YOUTH POETRY SLAM: Spellbound Children’s Bookshop hosts a youth poetry slam featuring Shel Silverstein’s poetry and poems written in his style at 50 N. Merrimon Ave. Suite 107, Asheville, 2 p.m. Email cwaremartin@yahoo.com to register to read poetry. Call 708-7570.

DAS HAUS AT BOOKFEST: Art Heise and Melanie Kuhr present their true story,”Das Haus in East Germany,” at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 2:15 p.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

HAVELIN AT BOOKFEST: Michael Havelin talks about his Ben Bones genealogical mysteries at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, 2:15 p.m.  Visit www.blueridge.edu/blueridgebookfest.

AUTHOR BIRTHDAY PARTY: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café hosts an authors’ birthday celebration featuring children’s author Rosemary Wells at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BART D. EHRMAN: Dr. Bart D. Ehrman discusses his book, “How Jesus Became God,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

TIM JACKSON: Local author Tim Jackson presents his book, “Gone Pro: North Carolina,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

JOSEPH BATHANTI: NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti reads from and discusses his works at Lanier Library, 72 Chestnut St., Tryon, 5:15 p.m. Call 859-9535.

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