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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Four Novels Are Now Available

I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All four novels are available on Amazon.com and wherever books are…See More
Apr 7
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Brain Injury Recovery

Brain injury recovery is difficult and anything but certain. When I met Angela Leigh Tucker in late 2008, she was only four months into her battle. A sudden truck-on-car crash had killed her young husband and left her hanging on to life by a thread.For the next three years I researched the topic of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Angela and I travelled together to meeting of brain injury survivors and conferences on the subject. I interviewed countless doctors, therapists, co-workers, family…See More
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Asheville Wordfest May 2, 3, 4: Fiction, Poetry, Storytelling, more! at Asheville Lenoir-Rhyne University

May 2, 2014 at 5pm to May 4, 2014 at 5pm
Asheville Wordfest reaches its seventh year (lucky lucky!) with an expansion to include fiction, poetry, storytelling, songwriting, community conversation, poetry animation, and creative nonfiction. Coming of age with the help of North Carolina Arts Council, Katuah Market, Fine Arts Theater, Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe, and more than thirty writers, poets, musicians, and songwriters, Wordfest continues its commitment the Asheville and WNC communities, representing as many of our communities as the…See More
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My Interview With Fox 22 News

Here is my complete interview with Fox 22 News on changing laws to stop people from hiding behind their authority and bring justice to all.
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It's About Time...

Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?See More
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LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Apr. 6, 2014 - Apr. 12, 2014  

Sunday, Apr. 6

POETRIO PLUS: Poets Elaine Bleakney, Sue Lefler, Leila Wheless, Pat Riviere-Seel, and Richard Krawiec present and read from their works at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell at Spellbound Books, 50 N. Merrimon Ave. Suite 107, Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 708-7570.

Monday, Apr. 7

WAYNESVILLE BOOK CLUB: The Waynesville Library Book Club discusses a novel at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 5:30 p.m. Call 356-2507.

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “Growing Up Amish” by Ira Wagler at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

SYNERGY STORY SLAM: The Odditorium hosts the Synergy Story Slam at 1045 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 8 p.m. Email morris.grayson@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Apr. 8

WRITERS GROUP: Mountain Writers meets at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 1 p.m.  Call 456-6000.

DANNY ELLIS: Danny Ellis discusses his memoir, “Boy at the Gate,” at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 1 p.m. Call 250-6482.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Turn of Mind” by Alice LaPlante is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

DISCUSSION BOUND: Various short story collections are the subjects of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

ANN B. ROSS: Author Ann B. Ross celebrates the launch of her new book, “Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 5 p.m. Call 697-1870.

Wednesday, Apr. 9

ELISE & PHIL OKREND: Elise and Phil Okrend discuss their book, “Messages to the Heart,” at Hotel Indigo, 151 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 239-0239.

BOOK CLUB: The Bibliophiles Book Club meets to discuss “Memoirs of a Survivor” by Doris Lessing at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

ECSTASY OF SURRENDER: Judith Orloff, M.D., presents her new book, “The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, Apr. 10

DENISE KIERNAN: Denise Kiernan, author of “Girls of Atomic City,” reads from her work and answers questions as part of the Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium at the Caldwell Community College Watauga Campus, 506 Community College Dr., Boone, 12 p.m. Call 297-3811.

WRITING GROUP: The Creative Writing Group meets to work on any and all kinds of creative writing at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 12:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

WRITING GROUP: The Creative Writing Group meets to work on any and all kinds of creative writing at the Hudson Library, 554 Main St., Highlands, 2 p.m. Call 526-3031.

DENISE KIERNAN: Denise Kiernan, author of “The Girls of Atomic City,” reads from her work and answers questions as part of the Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd. SE, Lenoir, 7 p.m. Call 726-2407.

NEW WORLDS YA PANEL: YA authors Jessica Spotswood, Megan Shepherd, Alexandra Duncan, and Tiffany Trent participate in a panel discussion at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, Apr. 11

DENISE KIERNAN: Denise Kiernan, author of “The Girls of Atomic City,” reads from her work and answers questions as part of the Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium at the Caldwell Community College Caldwell Campus, 2855 Hickory Blvd., Hudson, 12 noon. Call 726-2200.

POEMSCAPES: Poet Carol Bjorlie reads her poems and also plays the cello, with a show of photographs by photographer Ruthie Rosauer, at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 2 p.m. Call 697-4725.

SHEILA TURNAGE: Sheila Turnage presents her new YA novel, “The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, Apr. 12

WRITING WORKSHOP: Amy Willoughby-Burle leads “Writing Character-Based Conflict: Desire from the Inside Out” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 10 a.m. Call 254-6734.

JUDY PIERCE: Local author Judy Pierce presents her YA book, “Ozette’s Destiny,” at the Fletcher Branch Library, 120 Library Rd., Fletcher, 11 a.m. Call 687-1218.

TWEEN AUTHOR PANEL: Tween authors John Thompson, Natalie Lloyd, Alan Gratz, Donna Gephart, Deron Hicks, and Tommy Hays discuss their works at the Skyland Arts Cinema, 538 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 2 p.m. $10 tickets; must be pre-ordered at the Fountainhead Bookstore. Call 697-1870.

ANNE CLINARD BARNHILL: Anne Clinard Barnhill presents her new historical novel, “Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

TIM JACKSON: Local author Tim Jackson discusses his book, “Gone Pro: North Carolina,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

ASHLEY ENGLISH: Ashley English presents her new recipe and craft book, “Handmade Gatherings,” with recipe tastings at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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