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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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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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LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Sept. 11 - Sept. 17, 2016  

 

Wednesday, Sept. 14

WRITING WORKSHOP: Morgan Leichter-Saxby hosts a writing workshop on “Our Unfolding Selves: Creative Writing as Connection and Imagination” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m.  828-255-8115.

FRANCE GUIDEBOOK: Caroline Duckworth and Bryan Lane, co-authors of “Your Great Trip to France,” discuss their book and travel tips at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Thursday, Sept. 15

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Richard VanderVeen presents his new poetry collection, “The Act of Going,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m.  828-586-9499.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Nora Webster” by Colm Tobin is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland/South Buncombe Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m.  828-250-6488.

NANCY LOVE: Nancy Love presents her new book, “Trendy Facism: White Power Music and the Future of Democracy,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Friday, Sept. 16

OPEN MIC: The North Carolina Writer’s Network hosts an open mic at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 7 p.m.  828-586-9499.

WILMA DYKEMAN MEMOIR: Wilma Dykeman’s son, Jim Stokely, presents her memoir, “Family of Earth,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

STORYTELLING: Trade & Lore Coffee House hosts the “Word!” storytelling and spoken word event with storytellers Steve Shell, Becky Stone, and Jay Ward at 37 Wall St., Asheville, 8 p.m. $15; $12 advance.  828-424-7291.

Saturday, Sept. 17

TOMMY HAYS: Author Tommy Hays discusses his novels at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 2 p.m.  828-743-0215.

DORI KLEBER: Dori Kleber presents her new children’s book, “More-igami,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m.  828-254-6734.

FRANCE GUIDEBOOK: Caroline Duckworth and Bryan Lane, co-authors of “Your Great Trip to France,” discuss their book and travel tips at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m.   828-456-6000.

POETRY READINGS: Poets Linda Parsons and Sue Weaver Dunlap read from “This Shaky Earth” and “Knead,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m.  828-586-9499.

STEPHEN CRIMI: Stephen Crimi presents his book, “Katabatic Wind: Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from the Abyss,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3 p.m.  828-255-8115.

Sunday, Sept. 18

WRITERS AT HOME: Tommy Hays hosts readings of works from UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Monday, Sept. 19

GREAT BOOKS: The Great Books book club discusses selections from “Even Deadlier” edited by Daniel Born and Donald Whitfield at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 10:30 a.m.  828-884-3151, ext. 226.

OPEN MIC: The NC Writer’s Network hosts an open mic at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 6 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 5:15.  828-697-4725.

STORYTELLING: The Asheville Storytelling Circle meets at Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-274-1123.

WRITER’S COFFEEHOUSE: The Writer’s Coffeehouse, hosted by Jake Bible, discusses the business of writing at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

DONALD DAVIS: Author and storyteller Donald Davis performs at the Waynesville First United Methodist Church, 566 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 6 p.m.  828-452-5169.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Guests on Earth” by Lee Smith is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m.  828-250-6484.

ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM: Elizabeth Cunningham presents her newest mystery novel, “Murder at the Rummage Sale,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Black Mountain Mystery Book Club meets to discuss “Castlemain Murders” by Kerry Greenwood at the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m.  828-250-4756.

POETRY SLAM: Jongo Java hosts a poetry slam at 117 S. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m.  828-696-9052.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

ORCHARD BOOK CLUB: The Orchard Book Club meets to discuss “Thirteen Moons” by Charles Frazier at the Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, 11 a.m.  828-765-9531.

BOOK CLUB: The Library/Senior Resource Center Book Club meets at the Haywood Senior Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, 2 p.m.  828-356-2507.

PETER BARR: Appalachian Trail author Peter Barr talks about his hike along the Appalachian Trail at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 5:30 p.m.  828-697-4725.

RON RASH: Ron Rash presents his newest novel, “The Risen,” in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.  Ticketed event.   Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café at 828-254-6734.

Thursday, Sept. 22

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Light Between the Oceans” by M.L. Steadman is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston Ave., Swannanoa, 6 p.m.  828-250-6486.

J.R. MCDOWELL SERIES: Author Douglas Brinkley speaks in the Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, 6:30 p.m.  $10 tickets.   828-884-3151.

BEN FOUNTAIN: Novelists Wiley Cash and Ben Fountain host a reading and discussion of Fountain’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-251-6411.

TIKVA WOLF: Tikva Wolf presents her new graphic novel compilation, “Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Friday, Sept. 23

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Asheville Animal Rights Reading Group meets at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m.  828-255-8115.

NANCY MCINTYRE: Local author Nancy McIntyre presents her new novel, “Rush of River Over Rock,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m.  828-586-9499.

Saturday, Sept. 24

AUTHOR READINGS: Dr. Ken Chamlee and Karen Luke Jackson read their poetry and stories at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 2 p.m.  828-743-0215.

WRITER’S GROUP: The Asperger’s Adults United writer’s circle meets at the Autism Society, 306 Summit St., Asheville, 2 p.m.  828-236-1547.

KATHERINE SONIAT: Katherine Soniat presents her newest poetry collection, “Bright Stranger,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m.  828-586-9499.

WRITING WORKSHOP: Writer and counselor Annie Fahy hosts a writing workshop and color drawing journals at Our Voice, 35 Woodfin St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Registration required. Email arts@ourvoicenc.org.

AUTHOR READINGS: K.G. MacGregor and Karin Kallmaker read from their newest novels, “Trial by Fury” and “Captain of Industry,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

DARA HOFFMAN-FOX: Dara Hoffman-Fox holds a Q&A session based on her book, “You and Your Gender Identity,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-255-8115.

 

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